Wealden MP Nus Ghani visited TR Fastenings in Uckfield last week and toured the manufacturing plant.
The visit was hosted by Geoff Budd, European managing director at TR Fastenings and a director of Trifast.
The multi-million pound business is one of only two companies in the Wealden constituency employing more than 100 people.
Nus learned about the success of the company’s apprenticeship scheme and its commitment to the ongoing training and well-being of its staff, and about its support of local community causes.
She said: “TR Fastenings is a wonderful example of how a small company has flouristed into a global PLC yet remains closely connected to its roots in Uckfield.
“Combining manufacturing, engineering and distribution, it is a global player with high-profile customers which also makes a significant contribution to the local economy.
“This local firm has a long history of employing local people and offering apprenticeships especially to students from Uckfield.”
TR Fastenings was founded in Uckfield in 1973 and prides itself on staying at the cutting edge of fastener technology. It invests heavily into the research and development of new products.
The company has eight manufacturing sites in Asia and the UK and designs, develops and produces more than 30% of its components. It also owns a number of prestigious world-class licences.