TR’s Geoff Budd shares insights and experience at Fastener Taiwan 2018
Geoff Budd, European Managing Director of global fasteners manufacturer and distributor TR Fastenings (TR), was one of the featured speakers at the Global Fastener Summit in Taiwan in April.
The three day 2018 Taiwan International Fastener Show is the world’s third-largest and Asia’s second-largest professional trade show, was held in Kaohsiung, Taiwan, hosting over 415 manufacturers and over 2,000 buyers from 82 countries.
The aim of the event was to showcase Taiwanese manufacturing excellence, innovative processes and futuristic technology. After the show, international buyers were invited to tour factories and facilities in nearby Gangshan, the local base for fastener firms.
Geoff Budd was one of six global experts invited to speak at the show, to share insights on worldwide fastener trends and industry developments, specifically in the automotive sector. In his speech, Budd shared his secrets to the success of TR as a growing global business and detailed the role TR plays in the burgeoning automotive fastener market.
Speaking about the event, Budd commented: “With over 40 years in the fastener industry, I’ve witnessed a tremendous amount of growth and change in the industry, and it’s always an honour to share my observations with my peers."
“It’s been fascinating to watch and be part of the huge journey taken not only by TR, but by the fastenings business as a whole into global manufacturing and distribution practises. I’m sure as technology and international relationships continue to flourish, we will see this growth continue long into the future.”