Qimtek Launches 2021 Edition of Interactive Manufacturing Directory

Sarah is a sales & marketing content writer, with eight years of experience within the engineering & manufacturing industry.  Working both at Qimtek and on a freelance basis, she can usually be found hammering away at a keyboard or with her head in a pile of engineering drawings. 

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Qimtek has just launched the 2021 edition of the Interactive Manufacturing Directory - an essential tool when it comes to sourcing quality UK subcontract engineering suppliers.

Following the success of 2020's Interactive Manufacturing Directory, we were keen to provide the manufacturing industry with a second edition of the popular sourcing tool. Containing hundreds of listings for suppliers with all manner of capabilities, this printed directory is split into process-led sections to help users navigate their way to the perfect supplier for their subcontract project.

What's more, you can even interact with the directory using your mobile phone camera! This makes it easier than ever to find out more about a supplier, without having to manually search for them.

An Introduction to the Interactive Manufacturing Directory:

The Interactive Manufacturing Directory is the perfect complement to our free Drag, Drop, Source! service. Allowing buyers to browse suppliers at their leisure, the Interactive Manufacturing Directory is a printed version of our online network, encompassing all of our Supplier Members in one book. In addition, it also contains important industry information to assist you throughout the year.

The Interactive Manufacturing Directory is a revival of a printed directory produced by Qimtek in the past - but with lots of extra features. As well as the listings themselves, we've included QR codes for all of our suppliers, allowing you to access their online profile with ease. What's more, for simple user navigation, we've grouped suppliers together according to process. Browse suppliers who specialise in: 

  • Full turnkey manufacture
  • Machining
  • Fabrication/sheet metal forming
  • Profiling
  • Casting
  • Injection moulding
  • … and much more!

How To Interact With the Directory:

Interacting with the directory couldn't be easier - all you need is a smartphone and a copy of the directory. Simply follow the steps below:

  • Navigate to a supplier of your choosing.
  • Use your smartphone camera to scan the QR code next to the supplier's profile.
  • Your smartphone will then navigate to the supplier's full profile within our online Supplier Network.

If your smartphone is not configured to read QR codes, simply download a QR code reader to get started. These are available on both Apple and Android app stores.

How To Get a Copy of the Interactive Manufacturing Directory:

The 2021 Interactive Manufacturing Directory is a limited edition sourcing tool, with only 3,500 copies available. This means that it will only be made available to manufacturing buyers who meet the required criteria. However, we hope to be able to make upcoming editions of the directory more widely available, in order to serve more of the UK manufacturing industry at large.

To check if you're eligible to receive a copy of the 2021 Interactive Manufacturing Directory, please click the button below:

Click here to request your FREE copy of the Interactive Manufacturing Directory

In the meantime, our online Supplier Directory is accessible by all and if you're currently sourcing for an upcoming manufacturing project, why not use our free Drag, Drag, Source! service? This will provide you with multiple quotes from suppliers who have the capacity and the capabilities to assist.

Click here to use our Drag, Drop, Source! service

Advertising in 2022's Edition of the Interactive Manufacturing Directory:

The Interactive Manufacturing Directory is a great place to advertise your services. If you're interested in advertising in 2022's edition, then please get in touch. We have a range of packages available to suit businesses of all sizes, giving you the exposure you need to reach thousands of active manufacturing buyers.


If you have any questions regarding the 2021 Interactive Manufacturing Directory, or if you would like to discuss advertising packages for the 2022 edition, please call us on 01256 394 500, or email sales@qimtek.co.uk.