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Global Company Joins Sussex Chamber of Commerce

TR Fastenings, the leading global manufacturer and supplier of industrial fasteners, has joined the Sussex Chamber of Commerce 43 years after the company started with five employees and a rented room in Uckfield.

Today TR Fastenings retains headquarters in Bellbrook Park, Uckfield, but as part of Trifast PLC has 27 locations worldwide, including eight high-volume production manufacturing sites, with more than 1100 staff, and annual group revenue of over £161m.
TR Fastenings’ Executive Chairman, Malcolm Diamond MBE, commented: “It’s true that our company has grown out of all recognition since starting-up on Uckfield High Street in 1973, but we’ve never forgotten our Sussex roots. Becoming a member of the Sussex Chamber of Commerce reinforces our active interest in the local and regional communities. It’s also important that British Chambers of Commerce have strong links with UK Trade & Investment (UKTI), the Government’s department promoting business overseas.”

History of TR

After first renting a room in Hooke Hall, Uckfield, TR Fastenings moved in 1976 to a small converted industrial unit in the town to start the in-house manufacture of threaded sheet metal fasteners. The company’s success brought huge growth throughout the UK in the 1980s and 1990s, enabling a full listing on the London Stock Exchange in February 1994 as Trifast PLC. This was followed in the next two decades by international expansion.  
In 2015 TR Fastenings supplied more than 50 billion components – including rivet bushes, self-clinch fasteners, screws for plastic, blind rivet nuts, self-locking nuts, security fasteners, plastic fasteners and cable management products - to over 5,000 companies globally across a wide range of industries including automotive, electronics, domestic appliances, telecoms and marine.  

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