TR Fastenings clean up with washing machines deal 23 March 2017

Securing a partnership with British firm Ebac, TR has been appointed as the company’s sole supplier of fasteners and fixings for its new range of washing machines.

TR Fastenings approached Ebac to discuss providing not only the parts but also a consultancy service on selecting, testing and applying the most efficient fasteners for these machines. Thanks to its Italian sister firm Viterie Italia Centrale (VIC), specialists in supplying fastenings to the white goods industry, TR have knowledge and experience in this field. After initial meetings and a period of consulting and testing, Ebac appointed TR Fastenings as its sole supplier.

Don Lamb, business development manager at TR Fastenings, comments: “This is a fantastic partnership for us, not only because we now have the privilege of supplying fastening parts to the only UK manufacturer of washing machines, but because it has also shown the strengths we have in consultancy and product knowledge. The nature of the robotics and processes involved in washing machine manufacture calls for very specific expertise, and we are thrilled that we and our partners at VIC have been able to deliver this for Ebac.”

Andrew Jordan, Logistics Manager at Ebac, adds: “This is a hugely exciting time for Ebac as we enter a new market and showcase our skills as a leading hub of British design and manufacture. The washing machine market is technically challenging and it’s vital that we source, test, and utilise only the best components and processes. Having TR and their Italian colleagues on board to advise us and supply the parts we needed and the expertise on how they should be used was invaluable.”

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.

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