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Fine-limit sheet metal working firm Potters turned to TR Fastenings after its supplier of custom rivet bushes ceased trading.

The quantity involved was around 2,000 and Potters had relied on its previous supplier for delivery on short lead times whenever its own customer called off a supply of enclosures.

Turning to TR Fastenings, Potters was able to fulfil its order, having received newly designed custom parts from TR several days before the original supplier’s delivery deadline.

Working from Potters’ specification, TR Fastenings engineers quickly produced drawings for the stand-off rivet bushes, a custom size somewhat taller than usual to act as spacers.

TR’s reputation and Potters experience gave the sheet metal firm the confidence to proceed to production of the zinc-coated mild steel bushes without prototyping.

The finished products were delivered three days ahead of deadline.

Production manager at Potters, Lea Bullen, said he can still order on demand with minimal lead times, which is ideal because the orders for the finished enclosures are intermittent and unpredictable.

On an administrative level, he now has one less supplier to manage, as TR is already a source of high-volume commodity fasteners.

These are produced at TR’s Asian cold-forming plants or sourced from third parties with TR quality assurance.

TR Fastenings – The clear alternative

Multi-award winning global manufacturer and distributor of industrial fastenings and associated components. Est. 1973

Company Overview

TR Fastenings is a market leading global manufacturer and logistics distributor of industrial fastenings and high volume category C assembly components.

TR is a ‘full service provider’ giving End-2-End support to our customers, work with them from the early engineering & design stage right through to specification, manufacturing, quality and logistics.

Our worldwide operations span the UK, Ireland, Netherlands, Norway, Sweden, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Poland, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, China, Taiwan, India and the USA.

We have an annual output of 5 billion components to over 5000 customers in sectors including automotive, electronics & telecoms, general industrial, marine, home appliance and distributor sales.

General Information
TR Fastenings manufactures 33% of all components it sells. Our own brand products include Hank® rivet bushes, Hank® self clinch fasteners, screws for plastic, blind rivet nuts, Binx® self-locking nuts and security fasteners.

Our product range includes: general fasteners, sheet metal fasteners, fasteners for plastic, micro-diameter from M0.6, plastic fasteners, security fasteners, stainless steel & brass fasteners, adhesives & sealants and more.

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