10 October 2018
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TR Fastenings exhibits at EMCON

TR Fastenings is exhibiting at EMCON in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham, on 18 October 2018.

The event showcases the very best of engineering and manufacturing in the North East and beyond. EMCON enables exhibitors to network with empowered buyers, key decision makers and influencers from blue-chip OEMs and major industrial engineering groups, responsible for tactical subcontracting and special process outsourcing.

TR Fastenings, (TR), a Trifast Plc company, will be one of more than 100 exhibiting companies. Karen Holden, operations manager at TR Newton Aycliffe, commented: “Exhibiting at EMCON delivers fantastic opportunities for us to have conversations and discuss our solutions with major engineering and manufacturing players in the North East. We already have strong connections within the region’s automotive hub, but this show allows us to demonstrate our capabilities and knowledge in this and other sectors to a wider audience.”

Meanwhile, TR Fastenings has been cementing its position in the North East automotive sector with a key role at the North East Automotive Alliance (NEAA) Expo on 27 September, sponsoring the ‘Meet the Buyers’ event. This was held at an impressive new venue this year– the Beacon of Light in Sunderland – with more than 550 visiting delegates and 130 exhibitors across the show hall.

Some of the biggest names in the region’s automotive community were present at the Expo, including members of the Automotive Council Supply Chain Group. The group’s members include the Department for International Trade (DiT) Automotive Sector Team, the Advanced Propulsion Centre UK, Nissan, Jaguar Land Rover, Adient Seating UK, Warwick Manufacturing Group, Department for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy (BEIS), Society of Motor Manufacturers and Traders (SMMT), BorgWarner and ZF Lemforder UK.

TR also hosted a table at the pre-event dinner on Wednesday, 26 September, and enjoyed productive conversations about the fast-moving developments taking place in the automotive sector with guests from Unipres, Nifco, Arlington Automotive and Gestamp.

Lawrence Davies MBE, chief executive of DiT Automotive Sector Team, who delivered the keynote speech at the pre-event dinner, said: “The North East is a major area for our automotive sector. A third of total build comes from Sunderland, therefore it is crucial we have opportunities like this to show off the expertise of the region. I can hardly believe the growth of this Expo in four years and having so many innovative companies here reflects the importance of this region and the technology of the future.”

The expo itself was extremely busy, with good footfall to the TR stand. Greg Lynch, automotive business development manager for TR Fastenings, commented: “We were delighted to make numerous connections with existing and new clients, and we are already having very positive conversations about new projects and orders. The NEAA provides crucial opportunities to showcase the automotive expertise of the North East region and we are honoured to play a part in this.”

Brian Wall

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