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TR Fastenings Welcomes China Fastener Industry Association on First Visit to UK
TR Fastenings, the trading business arm of Trifast plc, has strengthened its position as a global leader in the fastener industry following the success of the recent VIP visit by Mr Feng Jin Yao, Chairman of the China Fastener Industry Association (CFIA) to its headquarters in Sussex.
Accompanied by his colleagues Mr Jinyao Wu, Mr Shen Jia Hua and Ella Leung, editor of China Fastener magazine, Mr Feng Jin Yao was taken on a private tour of TR’s manufacturing plant in Uckfield which produces over 750,000 components a week and shown the company’s extensive 20,000 square footage of warehouse and distribution space. As one of the world’s top producers and distributors of industrial components, TR Fastenings plays a key role as both an industry innovator and ambassador, and the visit, hosted by Trifast CEO Jim Barker, provided the ideal opportunity to discuss current global trade issues in the fastener sector.
China is one of the world’s largest manufacturers and distributors of fasteners, exporting over $700 million dollars’ worth in 2014. The China Fastener Industry Association was formed in 1984 and plays a crucial role in the governance of this vast industry. Mr Feng Jin Yao commented, “We were honoured to be invited by Jim Barker to visit TR Fastenings and would like to thank him and his team for the opportunity to learn more about manufacturing high-quality products and the latest trends in fastener technology. TR is a globally important presence in the industry and we look forward to developing our friendship and trade links between our two countries.”
“It was a great privilege to host our ‘old friend’ Mr Feng and his colleagues,” commented Jim Barker.
“TR Fastenings has two manufacturing plants in China and we are keen to do more business with Chinese fastener manufacturers in the future. The visit was an excellent opportunity to talk about international trade and how it is essential that the fastener industry works together globally for its mutual benefit.”