From small beginnings, TR Fastenings has now grown into a £100 million business, with global distribution, manufacturing and sales networks.

TR’s products are used by electrical engineers every day and advances in product technology and design means that TR is constantly adapting and expanding its range in response to customer demand.

Sheet Metal Fasteners

TR Fastenings has positioned itself as a market leader in this sector with its own-brand range of sheet metal fasteners, which come in a range of shapes and sizes and in many materials, including the Hank Rivet Bush, Hank Self-Clinch, Weld Nuts, Blind Rivets, Blind Rivet Nuts, Cage Nuts, Weld Studs, Swage Nuts, Euro Rivet Bush and the K-Series Nut.

TR’s range of Hank Rivet Bushes, Hank Self-Clinch, Blind Rivets, Euro Rivet Bushes, Swage Nuts, Weld Nuts and K-Series products all offer threads in a variety of materials where the sheet is too thin to be tapped by conventional methods.

Tuning Screws

Reflecting the diverse range of fasteners and fixings solutions offered by TR, we also pride ourselves for our success in manufacturing and supplying tuning screws to major global telecommunication companies and their sub-contact base. Tuning screws are used in microwave filters and power amplifiers and are part of base station and antenna systems predominately for the mobile telecommunications network. As networks expand and data rates increase these units play a very important role.

Plastic Fasteners Range

Manufactured in high-performance and incredibly versatile Nylon 6 and Nylon 6/6, the PCB range includes circuit board hardware, rivets, screws, cable management and wiring accessories. Combining functionality and reliability without compromising on quality, these plastic fasteners feature extensive benefits which can assist in efficiency and productivity of production processes. Not only can one plastic fastener be used for a variety of purposes, but they also have other qualities, including ease of use, being formed from a lightweight material, strength at low and high temperature, resistance to impact, abrasion, organic solvents and gasoline, retention of shape and stiffness at high temperature. Furthermore, TR’s plastic range meets with the necessary industry standards and sizes, all products satisfy the RoHS compliance (Restriction of Hazardous Substances) legislation, are ISO 14001/2004 compliant and available in flame-retardant versions.

Smart Fasteners for a SMARTtill

TR Fastenings Provides Bespoke Solutions for Cash Bases’ Customised Cash Drawers

A global manufacturer and distributor of industrial fastenings, TR Fastenings has positioned itself as a market leader with one particular product range – sheet metal fasteners.  From Hank Self-Clinch, Hank Rivet Bushes, weld nuts and weld studs, to blind rivets, K-nuts, cage and swage nuts, these versatile components form the core of TR’s extensive portfolio and are used across numerous sectors, including medical equipment, marine, electronics, automotive, telecommunications and general engineering.

TR Fastenings works with many market leaders in these industries, such as Cash Bases, based in Newhaven in East Sussex, which manufacture customised cash drawers. The relationship between TR and Cash Bases dates back over two decades, and TR not only supplies suitable fasteners and fixings but provides technical advice and support with the research and development of new products, such as the newly launched SMARTtill system.

The SMARTtill is set to revolutionise cash management in the retail industry and has been readily adopted by Tesco, which recently placed orders for 11,400 for use in its Tesco Extra and Superstore outlets. The till offers automated cash management technology and monitors point-of-sale transactions in real time. It also enables the retailer to monitor the cash flows of any given till, ensuring adequate change values are available and alerting management when cash levels reach minimum or maximum values, ultimately leading to a more seamless customer experience.

With such high demand expected for these ‘intelligent’ cash drawers, Cash Bases required the latest process technology and so, following TR Fastenings’ advice, has invested in the new Haeger 824 Window Touch 4E, which features easy and fast tooling set up and retrieval, an auto feed system (feeding 40 plus fasteners a minute) and an advanced logic insertion system.  Distributed in the UK by Shear-Form, the new press has halved production time, according to Phil Gibbs, Factory Manager at Cash Bases.

“TR Fastenings is far more than just a supplier,” Gibbs adds. “Its extensive product and technical knowledge enables us to work together at every stage, from product design to the production line.  We’ve built up a strong relationship with TR over the past 20 years and we look forward to continuing working closely with them in the future.”


TR Fastenings Ltd: Trifast House, Bellbrook Park, Uckfield, East Sussex, TN22 1QW

Tel: +44 (0)8454 811 800




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