TR Southern Fasteners Joins British & Irish Association of Fastener Distributors

TR Southern Fasteners is delighted to announce that it has become a member of the British & Irish Association of Fastener Distributors (BIAFD)

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Trends in the design of electronic goods affect the choice of fasteners

Where once it was believed that design would always be predicated on the need to take things apart and repair or recycle them, the fact is that the opposite has increasingly become true.

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TR United - World Cup Promotional Video

Whoever you are supporting this world cup, be assured TR will be supporting you.

Watch our global teams kick a football around the world in our new video.

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Organic Black Coating Now Available from TR Fastenings

TR Fastenings is delighted to announce that it is now able to offer a unique superior black organic finish to all its metal fasteners.

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New A4 Sealed Blind Rivet For Offshore Industry from TR Fastenings

TR Fastenings Norway is uniquely placed both geographically and as part of the TR Group, one of the leading global manufacturers and suppliers of industrial fastenings and fixings, to serve the thriving offshore industry in Europe and Scandinavia.

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Driving Towards Lightweight Fastening Solutions in the Automotive Industry

As part of an ongoing programme to increase its services and products and, in particular, to assist existing and new customers achieve the weight reduction requirements and high torque demands of the automotive industry TR came to an agreement with Phillips Screw Company.

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Congratulations to Caroline Wilson from Calsonic Kansei who has won our annual calendar competition!

View Caroline's tie breaker and the answers to our hidden TR's competiton 2014.

Smart Fasteners for a SMARTtill

TR Fastenings Provides Bespoke Solutions for Cash Bases’ Customised Cash Drawers.

A global manufacturer and distributor of industrial fastenings, TR Fastenings has positioned itself as a market leader with one particular product range – sheet metal fasteners. Read more

Imagine a world without fasteners

2013 has been a landmark year for TR Fastenings as it celebrated 40 years at the forefront of the fastenings distribution and manufacturing business.

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Sticky Fingers at TR Fastenings!

Innovative Team-Building Ideas Prove Recipes for Success

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry beware! Employees at TR Fastenings, a global manufacturer and distributor of industrial fasteners and fixings, are proving they are as adept at baking as they are at business, with the success of two new initiatives. Read more

TR Scotland on the move...

TR Scotland shall be moving offices this weekend as of Monday

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The TR Group majors on design

Celebrating its 40th anniversary this year, TR Fastenings is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and distributors of mechanical fasteners. 

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40 Years of Service Innovation

TR employees reflect on the last 40 years and the various factors that have helped to build the company into a global manufacturer and distributor of a huge range of fasteners and fixings.

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'Business Partnership Stands Test of Time' - The Corkman September 2013

The TR Southern Fasteners Ltd team in Mallow, Ireland, have received an award from E.I. Electronics, acknowledging their close partnership over the last 20 years.

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TR Fastenings - Engineering Design Show 2013 preview

TR Fastenings will be presenting an overview of its extensive portfolio of products, licenses and services at the show.

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TR Fastenings celebrates 40 years

Manchester’s TR Fastenings is celebrating its 40th anniversary this year. It largely credits its long-term success with getting its “products to customers quicker than competitors.”

The company will be exhibiting on stand A79 at the Northern Manufacturing & Electronics exhibition this year to showcase its expanding range of products - read more

'Boss Back to Revive Firm's Fortunes' - Kent & Sussex Courier

Keith Lewis from the Kent & Sussex Courier, has written a profile on our current managing director Malcolm Diamond MBE, detailing his return to TR from retirement.

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Sunseeker and TR Fastenings – A Partnership Forged on Excellence

Synonymous with the ultimate in marine luxury, Sunseeker is an iconic, global brand whose success lies in its tireless pursuit of excellence and innovation - from the overall design of the boat’s hull and the high-performance of its powerful engine to the exquisite craftsmanship of the interior and the quality of its tiniest components. Read our latest case study

A World Of Opportunity

TR Fastenings Ltd, Headquartered in Uckfield, UK, celebrated its 40th Anniversary last month. Will Lowry visited the company to find out how it has developed from a buying and selling operation initially set up in an old convent - to a global fastenings manufacturer that supplies 150 million components to customers worldwide every day. Read full story

Newick wins the Uckfield Grand Prix

About 1,000 people gathered to watch the Uckfield Grand Prix on Sunday 14th July as 22 teams of children from 20 primary schools competed in cars they built themselves.

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Imagine a World without fasteners...

Could you engineer a new computer without sheet metal fasteners, could you manufacture circuit boards without plastic parts, could you build a new flat pack cupboard with string or drive away a car with no fixings holding the engine together?

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TR Fastenings’ new twist on locking nuts

Following considerable research and development, TR Fastenings has refined and developed the popular and versatile Binx Nut to create a new all-metal, self-locking nut suitable for use across numerous industry sectors.

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TR Fastenings Laps Up Uckfield Grand Prix 2013

TR Fastenings, the leading global manufacturer and distributor of industrial fastenings, will host the 11th Annual Uckfield Grand Prix in the car park of its head offices on Sunday 14th July 2013. 

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TR Scotland successfully move its warehouse functions to new premises

TR Scotland have recently completed a move of its warehouse functions from 1 Livingston Boulevard to Cairn Court.

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Hydrogen embrittlement a cause for concern

Engineers know hydrogen embrittlement is a bad thing. However, ask many to explain what it is and how to avoid it, and you may be met by silence.

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TR Fastenings celebrates 40th birthday

Global fastenings manufacturer TR Fastenings celebrates its 40th birthday this month and reveals ambitious future growth plans.

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TR Fastenings to Manufacture Phillips Drive Systems

TR Fastenings has come to an agreement with Phillips Screw Company whereby it will manufacture, under licence, Phillips’ complete range of industrial drive systems.

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TR Fastenings tie up cable management

TR Fastenings’ plastic Cable Management products and Wiring Accessories provide the ideal, water resistant solution for the marine industry and are the preferred choice of many leading boatbuilders, such as Sunseeker.

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TR Driving the Development of Lightweight Sports cars

Where a fastener is needed to be versatile, light and yet strong, plastic is often the optimal solution. A case in point is the automotive sector, where the latest trend is for light-weighting; a lighter car uses less fuel, is more economic and more environmentally friendly.

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TR Fastenings Sponsors Newick Cricket Club - Uckfield News, 2nd April 2013

TR Fastenings , the Uckfield-based global manufacturer and distributor of industrial fastenings, has become a corporate sponsor of Newick Cricket Club and will be sponsoring the match balls for the club’s four league teams this season.

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Global client embraces joined-up marketing - South East Business April 2013

Aneela Rose PR, a public relations and marketing company based in Burgess Hill says a global manufacturing client has significantly shifted its approach to marketing and PR and is meeting target audiences head-on across all available communication routes, including online platforms.

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TR Fastenings in the driving seat - Fastener & Fixing magazine March

TR recently supplied plastic fasteners to the UK manufacturer Ariel Motors for its latest Atom sports car, to help take weight out of the structure to enhance its workd-famous performance.

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Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2013 Review - Fastener & Fixing Magazine March

Record Breaking - Once again Fastener Fair Stuttgart set a clutch of records and created a remarkable environment for three days of sustained and productive business making.

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Lighter fasteners for Atom sports car

Where a fastener is needed to be versatile, light and yet strong, plastic is often the optimal solution. A case in point is the automotive sector, where the latest trend is for 'lightweighting' - a lighter car uses less fuel, is more economic and more environmentally friendly. 

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Factory of the month: TR Fastenings - The Manufacturer March 2013

Tom Moore explores how TR Fastenings has kept the core of its nuts and bolts manufacturing in the UK to maintain a competitive advantage.

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TR Southern Fasteners to launch new plastics range - Irish Manufacturing March 13

TR Southern Fasteners are on the cover of Irish Manufacturing announcing the launch of the new plastics range in southern Ireland.

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TR Site Takeover - Electrical Engineering and Industrial Compliance

Check out the TR Fastenings site takeover featured on Electrical Engineering and Industrial Compliance websites for March.

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TR Fastenings – The clear alternative

Global manufacturer and distributor of industrial fasteners including sheet metal fasteners, inserts for plastic, self-locking fasteners, sets, bolts, studding, screws, nuts, security fasteners, blind rivets and nuts, micro diameter and an extensive stock of circuit board hardware, plastic rivets and screws, cable ties and accessories and spacers and pillars. Read more

Manufacturers benefit from changes in fastener technology - Fast January 2013

Millions, if not billions of fasteners are produced and sold worldwide every day. Designed in response to the constantly evolving needs of manufacturers, these integral components to our cars, fridges, computers and telephones are the lynchpins of our modern existence, without which our 21st century lives would, literally, fall apart. Read more

Uckfield’s Malcolm Diamond Joins Board of Enterprise Partnership

Award-winning business leader, Malcolm Diamond MBE, has joined the Board and Executive Group of the South East Local Business Partnership as an East Sussex business representative. 

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TR Fastenings celebrates 40 years - Electrical Engineering E-News December 2012

2013 will be a landmark year for TR Fastenings as it celebrates 40 years at the forefront of the fastenings distribution and manufacturing business. 

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Electrical Engineering Dec 2012

Global manufacturer and distributor of industrial fasteners including sheet metal fasteners, PCB hardware and cable management, Inserts for plastics, self-locking fasteners and more.

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Atom showcases TR’s fasteners plan - PRW Automotive & Transport

TR Fastenings has found the perfect vehicle to highlight its new range of plastics fasteners – the latest Atom model from Ariel Motors.

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Fasteners Take Hold - Automotive Manufacturing Solutions

The extensive use of fasteners right through the BIW build is transforming automotive maunacturing.

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TR Southern Fasteners Ltd - working for you!

Irish Manufacturing - 30 November 2012

Quality, Service and Support!

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TR offers a broad range of fasteners and fixings including its own branded sheet metal range.

TR Fastenings, a Global manufacturer and distributor of industrial fastenings, has positioned itself as a market leader with one particular product range.

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TR Fastenings's New Range of Plastic Fasteners - One of a Number of New Product Launches at Fastener Fair Stuttgart 2013

TR Fastenings will be showcasing its widening range of products at the Stuttgart Exhibition in February 2013 (Hall 4 Stand G10).

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Making business travel a pleasure - Supply Management - Advisor Q&A

Glenda Roberts, Sales Director at TR Fastenings gives advice on how to cope with travelling and some key points on surviving the inevitable delays and disruptions of business trips.

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TR Fastenings Flies the UK Manufacturing Flag and Combines Local Service with Global Support

TR Fastenings is proud to fly the flag for British manufacturing, producing in excess of 3 million parts per month at its UK facility, thereby bucking the perceived trend of a decline in British manufacturing. Read full article

Securing innovation: Recent developments from the fastening industry

A number of new fastening innovations have come to market since the New Year.

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TR Euro Rivet Bush

TR Fastenings is set to capture new European business with the launch of it's latest innovation, the Euro Rivet Bush.

Read the full article from International Sheet Metal Review Sept 2012

TR Fastenings launches new Plas-Fix 45 screw

Further investment in product development for the thermoset & thermoplastic industries has enabled TR to expand its screws for plastics range with the introduction of the Plas-Fix 45 screw.

Read full article featured in Fastener + Fixing July 2012

TR celebrates the Olympic Torch passing by Uckfield on Friday 13th July

TR Fastenings employees celebrated the Olympic Torch passing by Uckfield by dressing up in red, white and blue and various sporty outfits.

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TR and the Jubilee

In celebration of the Queens Jubilee 2012 the staff at TR's head office dressed in red, white and blue.

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A Grand Day Out as TR Fastenings Hosts Mini Grand Prix

TR Fastenings, a leading global manufacturer and distributor of industrial fastenings, was delighted to play host to the Uckfield Mini Grand Prix 2012 in the car park of its head offices on Sunday 15th July.

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Trifast goes from strength to strength

Over the last three years Trifast plc has successfully restructured its operations in its European, Asian and USA businesses. The integration of Malaysian Group Power Steel and Electro-Plating Works in December 2011 has further enhanced its capacity and capabilities in the global fastenings industry. Read full article featured in Fastener + Fixing July 2012

TR nominated as a Great - Vote now!

TR Fastenings has been nominated as one of the greats of Great Britain. TR have been nominated by The Great Exhibition 2012 and needs your votes to give the company the chance of winning a free exhibition space at the event next year!

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TR Fastenings to be featured on TV programme 'Inspiring UK Manufacturing'.

We are delighted that TR Fastenings Ltd has been selected to take part in the Inspiring UK Manufacturing programme. Tune into Executive Television, channel 231 and freesat 402, Sunday 20th November at 11.30am.

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Growth Bucks Trend

According to the latest NCB Purchasing Managers’ Index, Irish manufacturing activity contracted at its sharpest rate in two years during September. However, TR Southern Fasteners is bucking this trend with the business reporting over 35% growth over the last two years.

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TR Fastenings hosts the Uckfield Mini Grand Prix 2011

Uckfield based TR Fastenings, a leading international manufacturer and distributor of industrial fastenings, hosted the Uckfield Mini Grand Prix 2011 in its car park on Sunday 10 July, featuring 20 teams of children from 19 Primary schools racing kit cars to victory.

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My five lessons – Jim Barker, Chief Executive, Trifast plc

An established presence in China is undoubtedly a bonus when getting to grips with the market opportunities there. Read Jim Barker's 5 lessons from the Trade Exchange.

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Micro solutions to massive growth - Fastener and Fixing Technology

Electronics light the way - India’s economy has been booming leading to growth in a wide range of industry sectors. As a result India has become an exciting innovative marketplace for fastenings.

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August 2010 - A nice problem to have…

TR Fastenings’ scalable service helps Youngman introduce new range in record time. Two years after their Ecolite mobile lighting  towers won a Business Award for Innovation, designers and manufacturers Taylor Construction Plant (TCP) reached a stage where in order to manage the volume of orders a fundamental change to the structure of their business was required...

July 2010 - TR steps into the breach for sheet metal specialist

With a reputation for quality, flexibility and service to maintain, fine limit sheet metal working firm Potters was in a quandary when its long-standing supplier of custom rivet bushes ceased trading. The solution came from another UK factory, global leader TR Fastenings’ original turning plant in Uckfield, East Sussex.

Cost reduction roadmap for the ‘invisible’ low-cost items

TR Fastenings helps Sidhil make it better. Production fasteners and other components with low unit costs can sometimes fall under the cost reduction radar, not showing up on IT systems and so not being subject to the full force of the rigorous disciplines and controls that strip out costs in other areas of manufacturing business. 

TR Special Fasteners Engineering Co., Ltd in Taiwan has moved!

TR SFE, Special Fasteners Engineering Co., Ltd. , located in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, manufactures an extensive line of screws including self tapping screws, machine screws, chipboard screws, drywall screws and other screws in this field. 

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