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TR Fastenings Welcomes MP Nus Ghani to its Uckfield Headquarters
Leading global manufacturer and supplier of industrial components TR Fastenings was delighted to welcome the recently-elected MP for Wealden, Nus Ghani, to its headquarters in Uckfield on 21st August.
Hosted by Geoff Budd, European Managing Director at TR Fastenings and a Director of Trifast, the visit was both an opportunity for Nus Ghani to tour the manufacturing plant based in Uckfield which specialises in producing the company’s own-brand Hank rivet bush and to speak to members of staff at the firm.
The trading business of Trifast PLC, TR Fastenings was founded in Uckfield in 1973 and has grown into a multi-million pound business, supplying over 150 million components every day to thousands of customers from all walks of industry. From its own-brand self-clinch sheet metal fasteners to its new range of plastic fasteners and Cable Management products, TR keeps at the cutting edge of fastener technology and invests heavily into the research and development of new products.
The company’s vast global engineering capabilities and 8 manufacturing sites in Asia and the UK enable it to design, develop and produce over 30% of its components. It also owns a number of prestigious world-class licences, including the Pozidriv® trademark for the UK, Pozi® in the EU and the MAThread® and Torx® licences, and now has the rights to manufacture the Philips Drive Systems, increasing the number of services and products available to its customers.
TR Fastenings is one of only two companies in the Wealden constituency which employs over 100 people, at its Uckfield headquarters, and Nus Ghani was impressed to hear about the success of the firm’s apprenticeship scheme and the company’s commitment to the ongoing training and well-being of its staff, as well as its support of local community causes.
Nus Ghani commented “TR Fastenings is a wonderful example of how a small company has flourished into a global PLC yet remains closely connected to its roots in Uckfield. Combining manufacturing, engineering and distribution, it is a global player with high-profile customers which also makes a significant contribution to the local economy. This local firm has a long history of employing local people and offering apprenticeships, especially to students from Uckfield.”
Geoff Budd added, “We would like to thank Nus Ghani for taking the time to visit TR Fastenings and we look forward to developing our relationship with her further.”