Celebrated as Sweden’s most advanced showcase of industrial engineering, the show takes place from 27th-28th March at the Åbymässan venue in Gothenburg. TR’s involvement in the event follows the opening of its Technical and Innovation centre in Gothenburg in May 2018, based in the Lindholmen Science Park, a national centre of excellence for automotive innovation.
From major OEM firms and IT software developers to technical and engineering teams from Tier 1 manufacturers, Lindholmen is fast becoming a hub for automotive innovation in Europe.
TR, owned by Trifast Plc, is a full service provider to the automotive industry, supplying and distributing fastener products to the Tier 1 market. TR’s global reach now extends to 31 sites, since the launch of the Gothenburg location. Globally, TR supplies more than 60 billion components annually to over 5,000 customers and also produces over 8 billion parts per annum from its 8 manufacturing facilities worldwide.
At the Advanced Engineering show, TR will be exhibiting at stand B20 of the Automotive Engineering hall, one of four focal areas featured in the event. The show’s other key areas are Advanced Materials, Smart Manufacturing and Additive Manufacturing. As well as showcasing its full product range and inviting visitors to discuss questions, issues and specific requirements with its team of industry and product experts, TR will also be joined by some visitors at the stand this year.
A team of students from Stockholm’s highly regarded KTH Royal Institute of Technology (KTH) will be present, along with the electric car they have built with the help of TR components and consultancy. For the past two years, TR Fastenings (TR) has provided assistance to teams of mechanical design and engineering students from the college to enable them to compete in Formula Student, Europe’s most established educational motorsport contest. Formula Student aims to develop enterprising and innovative young engineers and to encourage more young people to take up a career in engineering.
Eugen Kuhnl, Engineering Manager at TR Sweden, comments: “The Advanced Engineering show and in particular, the Automotive Engineering area, gives us a great opportunity to meet with potential buyers and influential decision makers from within the international automotive community. Since our own technical and innovation centre opened in Gothenburg last year, we have taken every opportunity to engage with automotive innovators and this show gives us another chance to continue and further these conversations.”