04 May 2021
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TFC expands specialist parts capabilities

To meet customer demand in response to the pandemic, fastening supplier TFC has expanded its global sourcing capabilities to make it easier for its customers to access parts from high-quality specialist suppliers.

This means manufacturers can pass the challenge of sourcing and stocking bulk order custom produced components to TFC. The components can be delivered just in time to production lines, to improve processes, increase efficiency and reduce overheads.

Manufacturers across industries commonly opt for specialist parts when there isn’t a suitable standard machined or cold-formed part available. Usually made by processes such as CNC machining, cold forming or additive manufacturing, specialist parts may require particular finishing or certain dimensions to meet either tight space constraints or harsh environmental conditions. Because they cannot be purchased from a wholesale distributor, manufacturers must source and commission suppliers, assessing lead time, quality and price.

Partnering with the experienced team at TFC can open opportunities to access specialist parts quickly, have them delivered conveniently and enable both direct and indirect cost savings, says the supplier.

“It’s no secret that the pandemic and Brexit has caused disruption to UK supply chains,” explained Morgan Burgoyne, CEO of TFC. “Because of this, we’ve found more and more customers are searching for and asking us about custom parts. For example, Google Trends data shows searches for specialist parts in the UK were at a five-year high in December 2020, while specialist components peaked in June 2020. We want to do our bit by giving customers every opportunity to access specialist parts.”

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