Edition 5 - April 2011

Custom Injection Moulding
From technical advice for both tooling and product, through design expertise to complete manufacture, TriMark Europe (and our subsidiary West Alloy) can provide everything you need for custom made plastic injection mouldings.
Our service covers every aspect of the process including full project management, product and tooling design, rapid prototype, testing, validation and production. Everything conforms to the same exceptional standards as our traditional product range - quality, service, value and delivery are all truly outstanding. 
Our production plant offers a state of the art efficient injection moulding facility which operates to ISO9001 and ISO14001 but we are fully capable of compliance with TS16949 if required. We offer gas injection production as part of our capacity and have a range of presses up to 485 tonnes to cover a very wide range of applications. 
Ever since we first began, we have been proud to offer low costs and short lead-times. So, whatever you require, contact us now at sales@trimarkeu.com for a very competitive quotation.
4600/4880 T Style Overcentre 
Window Stay
This overcentre T Handle style window hold-open is designed for top and side hinged venting windows and roof lights for on and off-highway vehicles. It is available with over centre design (fully closed/fully open) or detented arm to position the window at intermediate positions and with or without a quick release pin. 
Designed For
  • Top and side hinged windows, roof lights and quarterlight vents for on and off-highway vehicles.
  • They are suitable for glass and steel structure mounting.
  • T -Handle is easy to operate
  • Mushroom window fixings designed for 5mm or 6mm glass thickness

TriMark 080-0400 
CompOne™ Compression Lock 
This compression lock is a redesign of TriMark's West Alloy brand 6680 Compression Lock which was developed for light to medium on or off-highway panel and compartments where door gaskets require a compression lock to pull-in for a firm seal. 
Featuring 5.5mm (.216 in.) of compression with a 180° turn of the key, this robust lock is intended for gasket-equipped doors, is fully adjustable, water resistant and easy to install. 
The KeyOne™ Plus locking system allows the operation of multiple onboard locking hardware with a single key or the option to key differently There are also a wide variety of accessories including cams, finger pulls and mounting hardware 
System kits are available and include handles, latches and accessories to provide a comprehensive access solution. Please visit www.trimarkcorp.com for additional information.
TriMark Products Well Accepted at 2011 Work Truck Show and UMA Motorcoach Expo
2011 Work Truck Show

Over 500 exhibitors, including TriMark, showcased the newest products and latest services to almost 10,000 industry visitors March 8 – 10 in Indianapolis at the Work Truck Show. The show encompassed more than 500,000 square feet of vocational trucks and equipment. And by all accounts was deemed to be a great success by exhibitors as well as attendees. 
UMA Motorcoach Expo

Once again TriMark products were a hit with many of the 2,000+ national and international attendees at the most recent UMA Motorcoach Expo held in Tampa this past January. TriMarkdisplayed a wide-range of innovative products developed for the Bus/Motorcoach and Mass Transit markets in the US and Europe. On display was a wide range of innovative products -- handles, latches, striker bolts, linkages and related system components of truly exceptional quality. This is why so many OEM's think TriMark's door hardware door systems are "special."

TriMark Featured in Industrial Vehicle Technology International 
TriMark was recently featured in the March 2011 issue of Industrial Vehicle Technology International. IVT International provides news-driven coverage of the industrial vehicle market and examines the design and engineering of all classes of vehicles in the off-road and materials handling markets. 
Updates focus on component groups examining new product and technology advances in areas including engine technology and vehicle design.
Click here to see the full article
New Product Brochure 
TriMark is pleased to announce that later this month a new comprehensive Product Brochure will be available. The brochure will be available either in a printed format or you will be able to access the catalogue on the TriMark website.

Coming Soon to a Venue Near You: 
The new TriMark "One World – One Company" Capabilities Video
TriMark is just completing production of full capability video titled "One World – One Company" which has been developed to showcase the scope of TriMark's global footprint and what that means to customers, both national and international. With the expansion of TriMark's global markets, as well as the expectations of global customers, it has become very important that information about access to TriMark's expertise and products be available on a "no wait" basis. With a strong emphasis on collaboration between TriMark's global locations and disciplines, TriMarkis well positioned to be a seamless resource for a growing list of customers who appreciate the efforts put forth on their behalf by the leader in global access solutions.

APTA Expo 2011 (Transportation Show) 
October 3-5, 2011 
New Orleans, LA.

AUSA Annual Meeting and Exposition (Armored Vehicle) 
Oct. 10-12, 2011 
Washington Convention Center 
Washington, DC 

2011 National RV Trade Show 
Nov. 29 - Dec 1, 2011 
Kentucky Expo Center 
Louisville, Kentucky

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CONEXPO Report and Improving Customer Service

I am writing this introduction, waiting for a flight home after attending theCONEXPO exhibition in Las Vegas. This is the largest construction equipment show in North America and follows on the regular three-year cycle in the year following bauma in Munich. One of the attractions of this show is to see some sunshine in March and Las Vegas duly delivered some of that! 

It is sometimes strange how statistics and perceptions differ. Walking the show and chatting with exhibitors, most were saying the show was going well with lots of good quality visitors and yet I was surprised to see that the total number of visitors was fewer than 120,000 which is well down, some 16%, on the 143,000 that came along three years ago. Contrast that with bauma 2010 which was hit by the ash cloud flight shutdown, visitors were 420,000 compared with 500,000 for the prior show, a 17% reduction. Yet I came away from bauma with a feeling that exhibitors were disappointed with attendance. One common thread at both exhibitions, however, is a growing confidence in the construction equipment market. This is wonderful news but I do hope this does not turn out to be a bubble and we have a major correction on the way. After what happened in 2009, it is right to feel nervous! 

A common flavour of these newsletters has been the on-going need for increased security and the TriMark combinations of KeyOne Plus,SecureOne and eASK offer customised, flexible, cost-effective options to increase security. In the UK, this can be part of the package to getThatcham 3Star certification. Please do not hesitate to contact mekeithdolbear@trimarkeu.com to see if we can offer anything in this area. 

Finally, as part of our moves to improve customer service and increase efficiencies we consolidated the despatch of all TriMark and West Alloy products from our site in Sutton, Surrey. We have also changed so that all transactions are in the name of TriMark Europe Ltd but we continue to sell the full West Alloy range and will continue to promote the West Alloy brand. I know this meant some customers had to change things and so I would like to take the opportunity to thank everyone involved for making the change go well. 

I hope you enjoy this newsletter and please as ever, feel free to let us know any features you would like included in the future. 

Keith Dolbear 

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TriMark Displays New Products at CONEXPO


March was a busy month for TriMark as we participated in several industry shows focused on key market segments. 

Held every three years in Las Vegas CONEXPO was the international gathering place from March 22 – 26, 2011 for the construction industry. The exposition showcased the latest equipment, products, services and technologies and TriMark featured several new products and platforms at the 2011 show. 

International registrations accounted for a record 24 percent of the total, representing more than 150 countries. CONEXPO-CON/AGG 2011 and IFPE 2011 were among a select group invited to participate in the U.S. Department of Commerce International Buyer Program, which facilitates the participation of international visitors. The shows hosted 42 official international customer delegations from 37 countries, organized by the U.S. Department of Commerce as well as in-country associations and related groups. 

The event was massive in its scale and scope.

  • Over 2,400 exhibitors and just shy of 120,000 visitors.
  • A comprehensive education program during the five-day exposition with sessions that emphasized industry issues and trends, management and applied technology
  • Product concentration areas which made it relatively easy for visitors to locate specific products, services and exhibitors of interest to them including hundreds of new products and technologies

One particular area of interest was the products featuring the first stage (interim) solutions to the new Tier 4 engine emission regulations. 

So naturally this meant many of the new machines on display were those that manufacturers have had to update to accommodate Tier 4 Interim engines. TriMark is at the forefront in working with OEMs on Tier 4 solutions and we visited with many manufacturers who had questions on this complex regulatory requirement.

Off Highway Challenges – Latching Solutions for Tier 4 Enclosures


Marking the introduction of Tier 4 emissions standards for off-road engines in 2011, design engineers are facing yet another challenge in a never ending line of hurdles - the packaging of diesel exhaust after-treatment systems and the integration of those packages into off-highway equipment. 

More than just emissions standards, Tier 4 translates into complete machine redesign, resulting in lengthened frames, movement of counterweights, revised driveline components, managing airflow and noise emissions, and forcing revisions to hood and access panels. The timeline and budget for Tier 4 integration is pushing the limits which leaves engineers searching for every opportunity to provide packaging solutions while trying to hold the line or reduce costs. 

Some of the challenges faced by our OEM partners involve applications where multiple latches are needed to secure an access panel or a slam latch will not work because of heavy door seals. Because TriMark's latching and fastening solutions are designed to ensure rugged durability in off-highway's demanding conditions, many times those solutions are already at hand. Here are just several examples of TriMark latches that are available to address specific challenges: 

As a long-time partner with many of the off-road OEM's who are working to address these challenges, TriMark has been providing application assistance, easing the burden on OEM engineer's time searching for the right access solutions. We continue to demonstrate that we have the experience and product selection for heavy applications to solve enclosure latching and locking requirements, within budget and schedule. 

For more information regarding TriMark's solutions for Tier 4 latching challenges or to learn more about TriMark's complete door system offerings, click here

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Rotary Latches – Building TriMark's Reputation One Latch at a Time


How many times have you heard the term "market leader" and really wondered if it was all just hype to get you to pay attention to the product being promoted only to find out that the truth is really in the details and the only leadership being exercised was in trying to get you to consider what just may be an average product? If your answer is "yes" don't feel alone as we've all been lead down that path at some point. 

When we tell you that TriMark is the "market leader" in Rotary Latches you won't need to dig too deeply before you realize that this is more than just hollow hype. We like to say that TriMark Rotary Latches are Often Copied but Never Equaled. TriMark's 30-year history and experience in designing and building the 20 million latches certainly qualifies TriMark as the "market leader". 

TriMark offers the widest range of rotary latches and leads the industry in reliability and durability. Products range from basic stand-alone designs to integrated linkages for both FMVSS 206 and non-206 applications. Offering a broad selection of rotary latch sizes, versions, features and options to meet virtually any application, all TriMark rotary latches feature the highest levels of quality, security and strength. In addition, all TriMark Rotary Latch products are covered by TriMark's comprehensive worldwide warranty, giving you confidence and peace of mind. 

TriMark is currently producing about 1.5 million units per year for a variety of customers and industries and are produced as stand-alone products as well as being integrated into other finished products such as paddle handles and door modules. Integration of electronics is also available providing power locking, power release and door open sensing providing a complete mechatronic solution. 

In addition, accessories such as striker bolts, cage nuts, rods and clips are available to provide a comprehensive access solution. Let's take a closer look at two of TriMark's rotary latches: 

050-0850 TriGuard Heavy Duty Latch Module with Slam Cam Option 

This heavy duty latch module is designed for medium to heavy-duty entrance and rear door applications. It features a proven single rotor latch design and high strength 8 gauge (4.2mm) front mounting plate with flange mounting. 

Designed for:

  • Medium to heavy duty doors greater than 200 lbs. (91kg) with door seal pressures of 50-150 lbs. (23-60kg)

Click here for more information. 

050-0600 Single Rotor Compartment Latch 

This new latch is intended for storage and compartment doors for off-road vehicles including agricultural and construction equipment. The robust construction and compact size at a very cost effective price make it a great choice for light to medium duty compartment door applications. 

Typical uses would be for engine compartments/hoods, exterior storage compartments and access panels in light earth-moving and lifting and material handling equipment. 

Designed For:

  • Light to medium duty compartment doors, access panels and hoods for off-highway vehicle applications
  • Applications where it is desirable to have a single rotor latch that offers robust construction and compact size for a very cost effective price

Click here for more information. 

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Convenience and Security are Hallmarks of KeyOne Plus


TriMark offers a single-key locking solution for the operation of multiple locking products on a vehicle. 


  • The "One Key - One Vehicle" program - provides the OEM the opportunity to line sequence the key code requirements without having to order key cylinders or hardware kits keyed alike in advance of build requirements. System allows the use of the same lock cylinder for multiple TriMark product's, keeping the lock part numbers to a minimum
  • Modular KeyOne Plus locking solution can be extended to include ignition locks, fuel caps and other points of access that would benefit from sharing lock cylinders and key code coordination. Main product (handles) can be purchased in bulk at larger quantity or use fewer part numbers by keying at the customer end
  • Automotive-style lock with a larger body diameter for enhanced security features a high quality shutter system and perimeter waterproof seal that is water resistant - double seals reduces the infiltration of dirt and water into the lock
  • Available in a wide variety of codes which allows the customer flexibility in keying a unit alike. To protect overall security, KeyOne Plus can be keyed differently for each individual unit.
  • Provides the ability to service, replace or upgrade the lock cylinder at any time offering OEM's, dealers, service technician's and end users the option to adjust the level of security and convenience or replace in the event of lost keys or lock cylinder failure - no disassembly of the product or door is required

Because the handles/latches, locks and keys are supplied separately, you can order exactly what you want and need, with corresponding volumes that suit your specific requirements, promoting product value through increased efficiency, economies of scale, reduction of inventory and purchased part numbers. Click here for more information. 

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TriMark is a Leader in Providing Electronic Solutions for On and Off-Road Applications


We all know how the application of electronics technology is changing the way we live and work. TriMark has been one of the leaders and innovators in using electronics as a way so provide convenience and security to many of their access solutions. 

One of TriMark's strategic strengths is the ability to provide complete door systems; our keyless access control system adds a further dimension of functionality, convenience and security to our systems. This selection of compatible components allows for complete keyless entry for on or off-highway vehicle applications. Our product platforms range from latches, handles and linkages for mechanical products and RF transmitter FOBs, keypads, I/O modules, power lock actuators and a wide variety of accessories for electronic products. 

If security and convenience are two major attributes your customers demand, then TriMark is the answer. Full functionality and state-of-the-art design and manufacturing means you can depend on TriMark electronics to be working many years down the road. 


TriMark featured its successful e-ASK (electronic Access and Security Keyless-entry) products at the recent Work Truck Show. The exhibit highlighted TriMark's popular mechanical and electronic products and included keyless entry, power latch release and control of lighting, horns, sirens, sensors, motorized actuators and solenoids. 

Our ambition is to make access and use of the vehicle easier and safer thanks to our products. Considering the needs of both the OEM's and the end users, TriMark develops mechanical and electrical system solutions that are useful, beneficial and add value to our customers' products. TriMark systems are now able to communicate with common multiplexing protocols of on and off-road vehicles as well as providing integration with vehicle security systems. This approach promotes OEM systems integration and ultimately creates increased productivity and an enhanced end-user experience. Click here for more information

e-FOB Transmitter 

Several options are available for e-FOB's that are compatible with most TriMark e-ASK keyless entry systems:

  • Value priced 2 button FOB and 2 button wall mount provides freedom and convenience of placement for remote
  • 2 Button key head FOB packages the ignition key inside the FOB for convenience
  • 4-Button FOB is available in a standard and a cargo mode to allow for either traditional automotive features or independent control of main entrance vs. compartment doors. A sustained mode is also available that provides a continuous output control for various auxiliary functions.
  • High security – code hopping technology offers reliable radio frequency (RF) transmission and is FCC-Part 15 certified

Click here for more information. 


TriMark's user-friendly keypad systems provide visual, audible and touch feedback. Keypads can be mounted horizontally, vertically, and with means to protect against vandalism and other tampering. This integrated system offers increased security, convenience and functionality with reduced system installation complexity and lower installation costs. 

One of TriMark's new products areas is the e-PAD Keypad with Relays. This stand alone keypad will provide cost-effective and simple power door lock/door latch control. The keypad will provide increased security and convenience with limited functionality to minimize system and installation cost. Demanding users in the travel trailer, tool box, and low end motorized RV market will appreciate the high-end functionality at a value price. Click here for more information

Power Lock Actuators 

TriMark has several high quality power door lock actuators available with a variety of features and configurations. The actuators have been tested and validated to meet stringent requirements thus insuring a long life of trouble free operation. 

TriMark power actuators are designed for TriMark handles and latches designed to perform a push/pull function and they are easy to install either by integrating mounting directly into available TriMark latches and paddles or with universal hardware parts for flexibility. High output versions are also available for latch actuation featuring power release. Click here for more information. 

Mechatronic Systems 

Upgraded complete mechatronic door systems can include other user interfaces, such as keypads or RFID and additional security system peripherals. Kits are available and can include handles, latches and electronic accessories including custom wiring harnesses, relays, switches, door contacts, actuators, mounting hardware, sirens and lighting to provide a comprehensive electro-mechanical access solution.


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United Kingdom 

Tele: +44 (0)1530 512460 
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Email: sales@trimarkeu.com 
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TriMark Corporation 
500 Bailey Avenue 
PO Box 350 
New Hampton, IA 50659 

Tollfree: 1-800-447-0343 
Phone: 1-641-394-3188 
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