UK Manufacturing & Engineering Network

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.
Qimtek - UK Manufacturing & Engineering Network

Welcome to Qimtek.

We connect people with people...

Our network consists of 250 UK-based subcontract engineering suppliers, over 4,000 registered manufacturing buyers from a wide range of industries and we specialise in connecting them through our free online Drag, Drop, Source! service.

We believe that you need to work directly with the manufacturers who are making your components, so unlike most on-demand manufacturing platforms, where you deal with a middleman instead of your supplier, we offer a transparent route for you to speak to new suppliers directly from the very start of your project. Helping you to form long-term partnerships with manufacturers you can trust.

Try reaching out to our suppliers today by starting your project below and if you have any questions, please get in touch.

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.

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.

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.

What are buyers and suppliers saying about Qimtek?

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