TFC Europe Ltd

Hale House
Ghyll Industrial Estate
East Sussex
TN21 8AW
United Kingdom

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With more than forty years of experience, we are one of the leading suppliers in Europe of technical fasteners to manufacturing and industry. As a single source solution that can help streamline your supply chain, we offer an extensive range of innovative standard and technical fasteners available when and where you need them at reduced acquisition costs. We also offer tailored solutions to meet your logistical requirements, with world class systems for Kan Ban, JIT and VMI systems that can help you achieve your lean manufacturing goals.

Our technical products include Smalley Wave Springs, Spirolox Rings and Laminar Sealing Rings as well as Hi-Tech Metal Seals.               

We also offer an extensive range of standard fastening products and solutions, such as panel fasteners, threaded fasteners, hose bands and connectors, seals, bonding and lubricants, to name only a few.


Ball, Needle and Roller Bearings - Visit our website

We stock an extensive range of bearings with products to suit every application. Our selection of ball bearings include, thrust, deep groove, self-aligning and angular contact bearings. We also offer needle bearings, with different varieties available, including cage and drawn cup needle bearings. Our range of roller bearings include single row, spherical and taper varieties. If you have any questions whatsoever about these or any of our products you can find out more information on our website. You can also contact us directly by phone or email. 

Wave Springs and Spiral Rings - Visit our website

We stock extensive supplies of wave springs and spiral rings in carbon and stainless steel ready for immediate despatch. If your application requires a custom component, we can provide these quickly, easily and economically using our unique "No-Tooling" edge winding precision production method. Our knowledgeable sales teams can help with advice on choosing the optimum material and design for your application. The wave springs and spiral rings we have in stock include:

  • Crest-to-crest wave springs (also with shim ends)
  • Gap & overlap type wave springs
  • Wavo springs
  • Nested wave springs
  • Interlaced crest-to-crest wave springs
  • Linear expanders
  • Spiral retaining rings (internal / external / light, medium and heavy duty)
  • Waverings
  • Snap Rings

This is only a partial list; please see our website for further details.

Spirolox Retaining Rings - Visit our website

Smalley Spirolox retaining rings and snap rings are made from pre-tempered flat wire that has been coiled on edge rather than die-stamped. This tool-less manufacturing method means that special designs or design changes can be easily and economically accommodated.  Smalley Spirolox rings offer many advantages over common retaining rings, including:

  • Spiral winding in multiple turns for increased load capacity as well as ease of manual or automated assembly with no special tools required

  • Uniform radial section

  • Design flexibility: Ring thickness is readily changeable by varying material thickness or number of turns

A wide range of materials are available, including carbon spring and stainless steels as well as exotic alloys.

Laminar Sealing Rings - Visit our website

Smalley Laminar Sealing Rings protect components from dirt and liquids by forming a metallic labyrinth seal of multiple rings inside a groove. Often used as a primary seal, they are ideal for high speed applications as there is no friction between the ring and other rotating components.

Made of edge coiled pre-tempered flat wire, Smalley Laminar Sealing Rings can be readily manufactured in special designs without the need for expensive tooling. They are available in a wide range of materials, including carbon spring and stainless steels as well as exotic alloys including Phosphor Bronze, Beryllium Copper, Inconel, A286 and Elgiloy. 

Fasteners & Fixings - Visit our website

With more than 12,000 standard catalog items and over a million moulded and spring steel fasteners in stock, we have one of the largest ranges of spring steel, metal and plastic fasteners available:

  • Plastic and metal nuts and rivets
  • Panel fasteners
  • Plastic pipe and wire fasteners
  • Cable management fasteners and cable ties
  • Circuit board and other electronic fasteners
  • Conventional threaded fasteners
  • Motion control and miscellaneous fasteners such as quarter turn fasteners, latches, hinges, dampers, feet, knobs, hole plugs, cover plugs and self-adhesive bumpers

Keys, Pins & Collars - Visit our website

We stock a wide range of keys, pins and collars, with many different varieties available. Just some of the different products we have to offer include, cotter pins, clevis pins, dowel pins, spring pins, taper pins, clamp tite collars and parallel keys, as well as many more. Customers can visit the website for further information, including technical details and pricing. Alternatively, you can contact our customer service team directly by phone or email. 

Seals & O rings - Visit our website

We can provide a wide selection of seals which include both standard and bespoke products. Just some of the components within this range include back-up rings, bonded seals, copper sealing washers, O rings, rotary shaft seals and spring energised seals, as well as many more. It is also worth noting that we can supply seals in a with different sizes, hardnesses and materials in mind. To find out more, don't hesitate to visit the website or you can contact us directly. 

Circlips - Visit our website

As the leading supplier of Circlips within Europe, we can provide a wide range of innovative products. We understand the importance of offering a solution that is not only effective but also completely tailored to the problem at hand. It is for this reason that we can provide up to 40 different ranges of Circlips to suit any application. Customers can visit the website to find out more about these or any of our products and services. 

Tools PPE & Consumables - Visit our website

TFC supplies a wide range of high quality tools, PPE and consumables.

The range includes:

  • Abrasives: includes grinding discs, cutting discs, cloth sheets, fibre discs, polishing mops, paper belts for wood, spindle mops, wet and dry paper sheets and more.
  • Bonding and Lubricants: includes cleaning, emergency repair products, flexible sealing and bonding, gasketing, glazing accessories, structural bonding, wearing compounds and more.
  • PPE: includes gloves, boots, googles, earmuffs, jackets and more.
  • Tools: a range of specialist tools and hardware to suit a wide range of jobs within construction and manufacturing industries.  

Please visit our website to view the range in full.

Threaded Inserts - Visit our website

We also supply a comprehensive selection of threaded inserts suitable for use with a wide range of plastics, timber and metal.

Examples of the range include: headed vaned inserts, knock-in inserts, knurled expansion inserts, manual heat insert drivers, precision hardened inserts, press-in inserts for plastics, self-broaching inserts, self-tapping brass inserts, solid compression limiters, symmetrical inserts, ultrasonic inserts, vaned expansion inserts, and many more.

Please visit our website to view examples of the range and to download and view our PDF catalogue. If you would like assistance with product selection, please contact s directly at TFC Ltd and we will be happy to help.

Services - Visit our website

Our supply of top quality products is complemented by a range of services, including:

  • Area Sales Managers: to provide first class support and customer services. Our highly trained and experienced team is on hand to discuss projects and provide expert support and solutions.
  • Kitting: we supply complex, multi-level kits of parts to OEM customers. We use state-of-the-art equipment to ensure assemblies are purchased, manufactured and kitted to meet customer specifications.
  • Supply Chain Support: provides customers with significant cost benefits via a flexible inventory managed system.
  • Technical Support: for assistance with part selection, custom design, applications requirements, materials selection and more.
  • Vending Solutions: dispensation devices available to achieve accountability and control of processes leading to cost savings.

Please visit our website to view full service descriptions.

Industry Sector - Visit our website

TFC Ltd provides products and services to customers in a wide range of industries including:

  • Aerospace/ Avionics
  • Automation
  • Automotive
  • C&I (Control and Instrumentation)
  • Chemical
  • Construction
  • Defence and Military
  • Electronics
  • Energy
  • Industrial Machinery
  • Marine
  • Medical/ Pharmaceutical
  • Nuclear
  • Oil and Gas
  • Point of Sale
  • Power/ Utilities
  • Process
  • Rail

We provide the same high standards of customer support and care to customers across the board of industries. We are extremely proud of our unrivalled reputation for delivering outstanding, innovative products and solutions. We love a challenge and work closely with customers to achieve breakthrough solutions in product development and productivity.



Registration Number: 05978660
VAT Number: GB905 0724 50
Registered at Companies House:26 October, 2006 (11 years and 6 months ago)
No of Employees: 101-250
Annual Turnover: 20-50m
Parent Company: TFC Europe LTD
Company Type:
  • Distributor
  • Stockholder
  • Service Providers
  • Manufacturers Representative
UK Branches: UK:- Walsall, Colchester, Keighley, Airdrie. Germany:- Bochum, Singen. Czech Republic

Opening Times

Monday 08:45 AM - 05:00 PM
Tuesday 08:45 AM - 05:00 PM
Wednesday 08:45 AM - 05:00 PM
Thursday 08:45 AM - 05:00 PM
Friday 08:45 AM - 03:45 PM
Saturday Closed
Sunday Closed

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Additional Information

Brand & Trade Names

  • Anderton circlips
  • Belleville washers / disc springs
  • Cirteq
  • Ejot
  • Henkel
  • Loctite
  • Oetiker
  • Pem
  • RAF Electronic Hardware
  • Rotorclip circlips
  • Smalley Smalley Retaining Rings and Flat Wire Wave Spring products.
  • Spirol
  • Spirolox
  • Tucker
  • Waldes

Company Certifications

ISO 9001:2015 - Quality management systems – Requirements

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