MP visits major Uckfield firm

Nus Ghani
Nus Ghani

An international company based in Uckfield has welcomed Wealden MP Nus Ghani to its HQ.

TR Fastenings is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of industrial components with customers across the world.

Nus Ghani was hosted by European managing director and director Geoff Budd. The visit gave her a chance to tour the manufacuturing plant based on the Bellbrook Business Park and to speak to members of staff.

The trading business of Trifast PLC, TR Fastenings was founded in Uckfield in 1973 and has grown into a multi-million pound business, supplying more than 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 aims to stay 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 eight manufacturing sites in Asia and the UK enable it to design, develop and produce more than 30 per cent of its components. It also owns a number of 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. It supplies customers ins ecors including automotive, electronics, telecoms, general industrial, audio, petrochemical and marine.

TR Fastenings’s Uckfield HQ is one of only two firms in the Wealden constituency which employs more than 100 people 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.

She 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.”

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