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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.
One of Sunseeker’s key supply partners is TR Fastenings, with which it has worked closely for many years. A leading manufacturer and supplier of industrial fasteners and fixings with extensive global resources and manufacturing operations in the UK and Asia, TR Fastenings is well-positioned to supply Sunseeker with a vast range of essential fasteners and chandlery fittings.
“As a leader in fastener distribution for the marine industry, customers such as Sunseeker depend on us as a proven source, known for the exceptional quality and range of our products,” explains Jerry Howe, General Manager of TR Fastenings’ Marine Division which is based in Poole, Dorset.
TR Fastenings prides itself on the service and support it is able to offer too and works closely with Sunseeker to save them time and reduce their costs. “We aim to tailor the most efficient solution for them,” explains Howe, “whether for boat fastener kits for gearboxes, exhausts, trim tabs and water inlets, brass buzz bars for the electrical division, chandlery fittings or small value, ‘high hassle’ items such as brackets, caps and hinges.”
Corrosion is a major consideration too and TR is able to supply Sunseeker with suitable non-corrosive parts, including a new MT3510 Organic Finish black screw – cosmetically superior and with the benefit of a 240-hour salt spray test for protection.
Similarly, TR’s new range of strong, lightweight and non-corrosive plastic Cable Management and wiring accessories provide the ideal water-resistant solution for Sunseeker. Manufactured in high-performance and incredibly versatile Nylon 6 and Nylon 6/6, TR’s extensive plastics range includes UL-approved nylon cable ties, push mounts and screw mount cable ties, knot ties and releasable cable ties. In addition, TR offers a range of self-adhesive and push mount plastic fasteners and standard injection-moulded fasteners.
“TR’s Marine Division, based in Poole, is ideally situated to service the Sunseeker sites with fasteners and other add-on products”, comments Nick Low, Procurement Manager at Sunseeker International. “Its portfolio has grown with the business to become one of our key suppliers, and with its product knowledge and direct support of our staff at all levels, it meets our demanding production needs. We rely on TR, not only to supply our production fasteners, but also special and bespoke parts that can often make a huge difference.”
All TR’s products are quality-certified, with batch traceability as standard. TR Fastenings is also able to offer further inspections, including salt spray testing, optical sorting machines, ductility testing equipment, torsional strength testers, optical comparitor, vickers hardness tester, x-ray plating thickness test equipment.