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Your gateway to 100s of subcontract manufacturing specialists across the UK. Upload your project today and speak directly to interested suppliers with the knowledge and capacity to help you produce your components and assemblies.

Welcome to Qimtek.

In our expansive network, we proudly host 250 UK-based subcontract engineering suppliers, alongside 4,000 registered manufacturing buyers hailing from diverse industries. Our acclaimed Drag, Drop, Source! service is here to unite them all seamlessly.

Unlike traditional on-demand manufacturing platforms, we firmly believe in direct communication with your suppliers. No middlemen or barriers in your way; just a clear and transparent route to connect with new suppliers right from the project's inception. Forge lasting partnerships with manufacturers you can trust.

Ready to embark on a new journey? Start your project below and reach out to our suppliers today. For any queries, feel free to get in touch. Your manufacturing solutions start right here with Qimtek.

CNC Machining

CNC turning & milling, multi-axis machining, gear cutting and more.

Sheet MEtal

Sheet Metal

General sheet metal from 1 to 6mm thick, presswork and enclosures.

Fabricated PArts From Qimtek


General to heavy fabrication, welding, tube bending and more.

Plastic Moulding

Plastic Moulding

Injection moulding, vacuum forming and more.

Full Turnkey

Laser Cutting

3D Printing

Qimtek has already helped to source over 320 MILLION components

We have helped manufacturers to find suppliers for over 320 MILLION components.

"We really like the easy to use Drag, Drop, Source facility. Via this, we have sourced two new suppliers who called us and quoted directly. They provided us with high-quality end products and we now have long-standing relationships with both suppliers. Try it, it costs absolutely nothing." - Senior Buyer, Krohne

How Drag, Drop, Source Works:

For FAQ's and a more detailed breakdown of how our free sourcing service works, click here.

1. Upload Drawings & Post Your Project.

To start, simply upload your engineering drawings (CAD or PDF) into our Drag, Drop, Source! platform and describe your project: supplier location, approvals required, materials, batch size and frequency and lead times for example.

2. We'll Send It Onto Relevant Suppliers.

Once we have received your project you will be allocated one of our experienced Sourcing Account Managers, who will be on hand to help to identify the right type of manufacturing suppliers to send your opportunity onto. 

3. Start To Receive Contact And Quotes.

Interested suppliers will begin to contact you offering manufacturing advice where required, quotes and lead times. As you will be dealing with the suppliers directly you can go onto form long-term manufaturing partnerships.

100% Free From Start To Finish.

Qimtek is supplier-funded, meaning that there is absolutely no cost to use our sourcing service. We never charge you for finding new suppliers, nor do we take commission from either side on projects that you award to our suppliers in our network.

Buying Platform

4. Track the progress of your project on the Qimtek Buying Platform.

Qimtek's sourcing service is specifically designed to help busy manufacturing buyers save time. That is why we've created a bespoke buying platform for you to track the progress of the project. Once you have submitted your first project you will be able to access the Buying Platform in the Members Area. 

From here you will be able to upload multiple projects and then see all the suppliers that have indicated an interest, view in-depth supplier profiles as well as receive and respond to their messages. In addition, you can also access reviews from other buyers, allowing you to place your business with confidence.

Used by industry buyers from a wide range of industries.

"We just upload the drawings and specifications on Qimtek's easy-to-use Drag, Drop, Source! system, or email them to our sourcing account manager who then sends it onto relevant suppliers on our behalf. What we really like is that the quotes come directly to us, reducing the time required to find a new supplier." - Design Engineer, Ocean Tools Ltd.

Qimtek Supplier Membership

Become A Supplier...

If you are a UK-based subcontract manufacturing business that specialises in metals, plastics or wood and you are looking to generate new customers from a wide range of industries then you could consider joining our Supplier Membership.

Once a Supplier Member you will begin to receive a steady flow of live projects from the manufacturing buyers using our platform, complete with drawings and batch sizes.

Suppliers Members are also provided with access to the Members Area where you will be able to access your opportunities, download drawings and much more. 

Start by checking out some of the live projects available right now and get in touch if you have any questions. 

What are buyers and suppliers saying about Qimtek?