TR Fastenings invests to meet unprecedented global sheet metal fastener demand

With the outbreak of the Covid-19 pandemic creating a surge in global demand for medical equipment, and thus huge demand for sheet metal fasteners, international specialist TR Fastenings has focused its efforts over recent months to meet this need.

As a result, the firm is now further investing in its sheet metal range to accelerate the growth of this product portfolio.

TR has been a leader in the sheet metal fastening industry for over 45 years, providing products to more than 5,000 global customers from 32 business locations in 18 countries. The firm demonstrated its ability to adopt a fast track approach to meeting the demand for sheet metal fasteners from companies producing essential equipment, including ventilators, during the crisis.

The latest investment in its sheet metal range sees the expansion of its Hank Self Clinch Fasteners alongside the launch of a new range of K-Series Thin Nuts. TR's facility in the UK can manufacture as small as M2 and as large as M36, which are used across a wide range of industry sectors.

With many application challenges present within the sheet metal industries, TR offers fastener testing capabilities across mechanical, dimensional, installation, and plating and finishes. The firm supplies sheet metal products for pressing, riveting or welding during manufacturing or assembly processes.

TR's website now 'enriches' the customer journey, according to the firm, by showcasing the very latest information on sheet metal fasteners with technical, explanatory animations and visualisation tools showing how products can be installed. The videos and enhanced online resources provide key insights including detailed product specifications such as dimensions, materials and performance guides, FAQs, spotlight pieces and customer feedback, supported by global sales and marketing activity.

Steve Wallis, Sales Office Manager at TR Fastenings, said: "The recent pace of change across the industry has been unprecedented and TR has been able to utilise years of experience to adapt to this. Customers are looking for higher quality and smarter application-based sheet metal fasteners, and selecting and installing the right fastener, within tight timeframes, is a challenge.

"This is where TR's global teams can add real value, from our knowledgeable customer services assisting with product suitability through to our expert quality and application engineers providing guidance from early design through to specification and manufacturing."

TR first announced the planned investment in the portfolio back in March in response to mounting enquiries into the product line.