About TBS

About Us

TBS was originally established in 1975 as Fixings Tyne Tees (FTT), the company progressed through supplying fasteners to the Construction, Industrial, and Nautical industries. From there the business grew in size, and Fixings Tyne Tees (FTT)’s reputation for quality and service was born.

In 2003 TBS was established, and from this point on we were responsible for supplying the Automotive and Specialist manufacturing industries.

We provide Trusted Braking Solutions within OEM, OES and Aftermarket parts for cars, light and heavy vehicles. We occupy a unique space within the automotive supply sector, having built its reputation on the enduring values of customer service, market responsiveness and high quality product. This combination together with economies of scale makes the company a low risk solution to the unique needs of the automotive industry.

Automotive Industry Specialist

Offering bespoke end to end solutions to OEM, OES, and Aftermarket as well as Tier suppliers.

Multiple Warehouses

50,000 ft2 holding up to 20,000+ pallets fully racked in multiple locations in Europe.

High Tech Inhouse Facility

Fully equipped with state of the art machines & technology to maximize efficiency and accuracy.

John Andrews

Managing Director

Lloyd Gilmore

Commercial Director

Roy Cowie

Business Development Director

Meet Our Team


Mark Burns

Supply Chain Manager

Paul Garrens

Storage Manager

Peter McCann

Production Manager

Andreea Huza

Supply Chain Specialist

Karl Mann

QA Engineer & NPI

Harshmeet S. Kalsi

Sales Manager

Magdalena Szmek

Sales Manager

Colin Bradshaw


Olga Szymanek


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Clients Testimonials

For the past years, TBS has shown their own know-hows to help us improve our efficiency and productivity. They have been providing customised solutions each time to fit diverse projects and requirements- much appreciated!
In Germany
It is more like a partner relationship! TBS truly cares about clients and always seeks to find the way to grow business together. Furthermore , quality of their product/service are sure things, but easy communication and proactive approach like TBS aren’t easily found in elsewhere.
In Spain
Very quick to identify the needs and wants of clients! Their fast action is just another bonus when we work with TBS.
Transparency, commitment, and trust would be my words to describe my years of experience with TBS.
In Romania