TFC and TML - A New ADS Member Alliance

TFC and TML - A New ADS Member Alliance



TFC Europe Ltd and Springco NI Ltd part of The TML Group, are pleased to announce a new partnership that will provide engineering companies in Ireland with an enhanced level of representation and service from their Portadown location from 30th January 2017.

Both companies are well-established suppliers to the Aerospace and Defence sectors and hold quality approval to ISO9001, AS9100c, and SC21 Bronze Award for Aerospace.

Springco NI Ltd, established in 1954 and the TML Group, established in 1985, are spring manufacturers and leading aluminium finishers based in Portadown and Newtownards respectively in Northern Ireland. Whilst TFC, founded over 50 years ago is now recognised as one of the premier fastener distribution businesses in the UK & Europe. The new trading partnership will take advantage of the skill sets offered by each to provide customers with a broader range of products and services.

These combined services and products will now consist of:

Local stock management services DLF/VMI/Kanban - our expertise provides significant benefits to customers by reducing costs associated with the purchase, stock holding and handling of a wide range of low-cost fastening and ancillary items.

Fasteners and Fixings - As Executive Members of the British & Irish Association of Fastener Distributors (BIAFD) and leading suppliers of technical fastener components to industry, we are able to help our customers achieve breakthroughs in product development and new standards of manufacturing efficiency.

Smalley Flat Wire Rings and Springs - Spirolox® Retaining Rings, Snap Rings and Wave Springs offer a unique space-saving alternative to conventional circlips and helical coil springs. Design support is readily available from our team of engineers.

Kitting - our parts kitting service is used to supply complex, multi-level kits of parts for our OEM customers. Computer controlled systems ensure all components and assemblies involved in a kit are purchased, manufactured and kitted together in accordance with the customer's specification.

Industrial Vending Solutions - Vending Machines, RFID Cabinets and other dispensation devices make it easy for customers to introduce accountability & control to their processes and drive down dramatic costs.

Metal Forming and Finishing - we offer CNC Machining, Anodising and Surface preparation processes which include Polishing, Anodising, Bead Blasting, Buffing, Linishing, Clear Chemical treatment and Aluprinting.

Bearings - We offer a range of branded and more cost effective, high quality imported Ball, Roller and Needle bearings to suit all applications and environments.

Spring Products - We can supply a wide variety of spring solutions to suit the most demanding applications and environmental conditions. We specialise in the supply of parts for high temperature and cryogenic applications and can advise clients on the most suitable material selection.

Circlips, Shaft Retainers and Rings - with over 45 years experience in the marketplace, our range
of axial and radially applied retaining rings and circlips is second to none.

Quick Connectors, Seals and 'O' Rings - As authorised UK distributors for ARaymond Quick
Connectors and manufacturers of quality Sealing products, TFC can supplement the fasteners with a
range of associated engineering components.

Technical Support - with ISO9001: 2008 approval incorporating Design Status, our qualified engineering staff are able to offer a complete free of charge engineering service and are available to assist with part selection, custom design, application requirements, material selection and more.

Morgan Burgoyne, Chief Executive of TFC said, "This alliance, which builds on years of collaborative experience, combines our knowledge of supply chain solutions with TML's local experience in the technical environment in which our customers operate to deliver a powerful proposition. Working together as an integrated team, combining advisory services and innovative products, we will be able to connect on both existing and future initiatives to help our customers maximise their technology investments and drive better business outcomes"

David Sales, Managing Director of The TML Group says "We are delighted to enter into this partnership with our colleagues in TFC Europe Ltd to share our collective skill sets to enhance and grow our business and offer Vendors and Customers alike a wider range of allied products and services."

For more information regarding the new TFC Portadown location and the benefits this offers, please call 028 3881 8301 or email