Working together on fire safety products 06 November 2013

Celebrating 50 years of manufacturing excellence in Ireland, E.I. Electronics is an acknowledged market leader in residential fire safety products. One of Ireland’s largest indigenous electronic companies, E.I. Electronics employs over 400 people and produces over 5 million smoke alarms and 600,000 carbon monoxide detectors a year, which are sold throughout Ireland, Europe and Australia.

Long-term partnership with TR Southern Fasteners
E.I. Electronics has achieved continuous growth through the development of a stream of innovative new products manufactured on state of the art process technology, delivered to the highest customer service standard. One of its key supply partners is TR Southern Fasteners, with which it has worked closely for many years. TR Southern Fasteners, which is based in Mallow, is well positioned to supply E.I. Electronics with a vast range of essential components for smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors.

TR Southern Fastener’s extensive product knowledge enables it to work closely with E.I. Electronics at every stage, from product design to the production line, and it is on hand to provide support 24 hours a day, seven days a week. Furthermore, TR is one of Europe’s largest providers of Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI) solutions, so, it has been able to design and implement a specific supply system for E.I. that saves the company time and money.

“The combination of continuity of supply and high quality of service that we provide E.I. Electronics gives us the competitive edge,” explains Dara Horgan, general manager at TR Southern Fasteners. 

Gerry Murphy, purchasing manager at E.I. Electronics, adds: “E.I. Electronics and TR Southern Fasteners enjoy a mutually beneficial partnership. It has been a long standing relationship where we have received a high level of service as we expanded over the past 20 years, and we look forward to their support in the future.”

Global reach, local presence
As part of the TR Fastenings group, TR Southern Fasteners is supported by extensive global resources and manufacturing operations in the UK and Asia. This combination allows TR’s Irish locations to supply a vast range of fasteners and associated components to small, medium and large Irish manufacturers and engineering subcontractors while meeting each individual company’s needs. Customers come from many different industries, including electronics, automotive, IT, home appliances, security, medical, agricultural farm machinery and general industry.

Core products sold by the company include general fasteners (for instance, nuts, bolts, screws, washers) in steel, stainless steel and brass; and TR branded products including: self-clinch fasteners, screws and inserts for plastic, security fasteners and thread-locking nuts. Finally the company also prides itself in manufacturing stud bolts to order on-site in its Mallow facility.

Claire Aldridge Deputy Editor t: +44 (0) 1727 743 889

Having spent a decade in the fastener industry experiencing every facet – from steel mills, fastener manufacturers, wholesalers, distributors, as well as machinery builders and plating + coating companies, Claire has developed an in-depth knowledge of all things fasteners.

Alongside visiting numerous companies, exhibitions and conferences around the world, Claire has also interviewed high profile figures – focusing on key topics impacting the sector and making sure readers stay up to date with the latest developments within the industry.