TR Fastenings (TR), the global specialist in the design, engineering, manufacture and distribution of high quality industrial and Cat C fastenings, has completed its fourth successful appearance at Automechanika Birmingham, which ran from 4th-6th June at the NEC. Organisers claim that this year’s show was the busiest ever, since it began in 2016. The next event will be in 2021, as the show moves from an annual to bi-annual format and TR has already booked its place.
TR has 31 business locations within the UK, Asia, Europe and the USA including eight high volume, high-quality and cost-effective manufacturing sites. As a Full Service Provider (FSP) to Tier 1 and Tier 2 businesses supporting global OEMs in the automotive industry, TR delivers comprehensive support to its customers giving an end2end service.
Having exhibited at all three previous Automechanika Birmingham shows, TR sees it as a must-attend event and the place to be seen for suppliers, Tier 1s and OEMs in the automotive supply chain. As well as exhibiting, TR team members also attended a number of high profile VIP events and networking receptions at the show, hosted by the Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT) and the Department of International Trade (DIT).
This year, the TR team was keen to showcase its product range suitable for Electric Vehicle (EV) charging units and EV batteries (EVBs) as the EV market gathers considerable pace. The product required for these areas are already within TR’s portfolio and the team held several meetings at its stand with existing, new and prospective customers to discuss these and other solutions.
Glenda Roberts, Global Sales Director for TR’s parent company, Trifast plc comments:
“Attending and exhibiting at Automechanika Birmingham over the last four years has enabled us to further establish our excellent position within the automotive industry. Our strong links with organisations such as the SMMT, the DIT and the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) ensure we are constantly talking to the key players in the industry and keeping on top of emerging trends, issues and technologies.
“Despite the often negative commentary around the health of UK automotive manufacturing, we believe the opposite is true. The growth of the EV market plus astonishing developments in engineering and materials makes this an incredibly exciting sector to be operating in and we are hugely proud of the role we play in the industry.”