Trifast plc Annual report for the year ended 31 March 2018

Celebrating 45 years

Holding the world together

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The Group continues to go from strength to strength, all thanks to our dedicated and skilled management and staff who, from humble beginnings, are now;







Our mission and vision

  • To continue to grow profitability and improve stakeholder returns through organic and acquisitive growth, and by driving continual efficiencies throughout the organisation
  • To be acknowledged commercially as the market leader in industrial fastenings in terms of service, quality, engineering support and brand reputation
  • To promote an environment that is safe and fair, which motivates, develops and maximises the contribution and potential of all TR employees

Invest in our key strengths

Our history

We have been supplying specialised industrial fasteners to OEMs across Europe, USA and Asia for 45 years.

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The world of Trifast

Around a third of our income derives from TR’s own manufacturing. The key end markets in which products can be found are automotive, electronics and domestic appliances. Our customers are a mix of multinational and national companies and distributors across the world.

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Revenue by region (including intercompany revenues)

  • UK
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • USA

Employees by region

  • UK
  • Europe
  • Asia
  • USA

Manufacturing & distribution

  • Manufacturing
  • Distribution

Customer sectors

  • Electronics
  • Automotive
  • Domestic appliances
  • Distributors
  • Other

Financial highlights

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Operational highlights

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Chairman's letter

We have dedicated ourselves to blending organic revenue growth with carefully chosen acquisitions under the umbrella of Continuous Improvement within our operational processes and procedures.

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Trifast culture

The Trifast Group prides itself on its family culture and this can be felt in every location, no matter where that is in the world.

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Core strategy

Market research indicates that total global demand for fasteners is set to continue to grow.

Investing in our people

Our people continue to be the driving force of our business and their length of service, their loyalty, their enthusiasm and their skills and experience form the backbone of our success.

Investment driven growth

Growth needs investment, not just in terms of our people, but also via capital expenditure in our warehousing, manufacturing capacity and our digital capabilities.

Continue to add value and differentiate

Our application engineering teams help to differentiate us by bringing fastener solutions to our customers at all stages of the build, from initial design to ongoing manufacture.


A detailed acquisition strategy has been developed to identify key criteria and geographies, which is driving our proactive search for the next acquisition.

Operational efficiencies

As a Group, TR is committed to continuous improvement. We are always looking for ways to make our processes more efficient.

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Annual report

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Strategic report

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Our governance

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Our financials

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