Are you looking for quotes from UK manufacturers?

Drag, Drop, Source! is a free sourcing service for industry buyers and design engineers to upload projects with drawings to receive multiple quotes from UK-based subcontract engineering suppliers who have the machinery, capacity and approvals to help.

1. START A PROJECT

Upload your drawings in almost any format, such as PDF, DXF, DWG, or Solidworks.

2. RECEIVE QUOTES

Interested suppliers will get in touch with you and provide a quote directly, saving you time.

3. TRACK PROJECTS

Use our Buying Platform to track the progress of your project and receive messages from suppliers.

100% FREE

This service is 100% free for buyers to use - this is because we are a supplier-funded network.

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Start Your Project

Upload your drawings and project information to receive quotes back from UK-based engineering suppliers with the capacity to help.
Qimtek can post your project(s) to our Supplier Members with a Non Disclosure Agreement (NDA) that will need to be signed before they access any of your drawings or contact details. You can either upload your own above or use the generic Qimtek form.
Project Deadlines

Project Deadlines

Although it is widley known that Qimtek can help you to get quotes the same day, we suggest that to maximise your response you provide our Supplier Members up to five days to quote. If your project is more urgent than this please check the box below and we will be in touch.
We will endevour to get back to you within 2 hours to discuss and publish your project. (Monday to Friday between 9:00am and 5:00pm).
Quantity, Frequency & Project Description

Quick Post: Project Details

To help you to get the best possible response, prices and right type of suppliers in contact with you, please be as specific as you can. For example by letting the potential supplier know if there could be future work available might produce better quotes.
You can add up to 5 parts in this section. However, if you have more you can always upload a bill of materials file above or discuss this with your sourcing account manager when they contact you.
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What is the best method for suppliers to contact you?

We will be putting suppliers in contact with you directly so they can quote your project. Some suppliers may have questions so they can quote you correctly. Additionally, most suppliers usually like to follow up to see how they got on and all we ask is that you provide them with feedback, whether they have won the project or not. With this in mind what is the best method to reach you on (you can choose both)? 
 
Terms

Instant access to up to 300 suppliers...

We have a network of up to 300 UK-based engineering suppliers ready to quote your immediate work and long-term manufacturing opportunities. From small local manufacturing to large national engineering specialists.

 

Specialising in:

Full Turnkey

Machining

Fabrication

Sheet Metal

Profiling 

And More...

 

Approvals Held:

AS 9100

ISO 9001

ISO 14001

CE Marking 

Fit 4 Nuclear (F4N)

And More...

 

Materials:

Mild Steel

Stainless Steel

Exotic Steels

Plastics

Wood

And More...

 

Contract Types:

Design & Development

1-off projects

Production Runs

KANBAN

Just in Time (JIT)

And More...

 

If you know the type of manufacturing partner you are looking for then start your project by clicking on the process below:

"Having used Qimtek's sourcing service for only a few months, I have already managed to find 3-4 quality long-term suppliers."

JP Exhausts Ltd

I have used Qimtek sourcing service several times, using a Non Disclosure Agreement and I must say, it works very effectively and does the job on sensitive projects. It saves us a lot of time as Qimtek collect the signed NDA's before releasing the drawings to potential suppliers to quote. I'm pleased with the responses coming back, and will be awarding my projects to Qimteks Supplier Members. I would highly recommend using Qimtek sourcing service with or without the nda, it's been successful everytime 

Design Engineer at Compak Ramps Ltd

"Qimtek offers a really good free service that keeps in touch with me when I need, and helps by sending information from possible suppliers, as well as finding additional suppliers (all within the UK) when my current supplier base can't manage the requirement. After having looked at similar services, the service offered by Qimtek is definitely the best in my opinion."

Buyer from Eskan Electronics Ltd

‘Working with Qimtek has been a very rewarding and beneficial partnership. We have managed to increase our supplier base significantly, which in turn, has enabled up to keep our customer’s lead times at a minimum. We started using Qimtek in 2017 and now worth of work with 10 different UK suppliers to date through the system. Using Qimtek means we no longer need to spend time researching and vetting suppliers - instead, we use this time to concentrate on other important tasks and I would definitely recommend using Qimtek.’

Buyer from Approved Hydraulics Ltd

Frequently Asked Questions:

How does it work?

Qimtek's sourcing service is designed to take the headache out of finding new engineering suppliers, making it a really simple way of sourcing for your subcontract projects. Simply upload your drawings using our online Drag, Drop, Source! service, or email them to sourcing@qimtek.co.uk. Our sourcing account managers will then review your drawings and ensure that we have all the information we need, before compiling your project and sending it to relevant suppliers. From there, suppliers will contact you directly with their quote. The relationship is always kept directly between the buyer and supplier - we simply put you in touch with subcontract suppliers who can assist, saving you the time and hassle of contacting multiple companies individually.

Why is the sourcing service free?

Qimtek is supplier-funded, meaning that there is absolutely no cost to use our sourcing service. Our supplier members pay a flat monthly subscription fee to receive and quote for projects - we never charge manufacturing buyers for finding them new suppliers, nor do we take commission from either side on projects that have been awarded to our members.

My projects are sensitive...

Not a problem! Qimtek is a closed network and our members are forbidden from sharing information with third parties by our terms & conditions. However, if you need a bit of extra security, we can attach a non-disclosure agreement to your project, which members will have to sign and return before gaining access to the drawings. We can accommodate your company's own non-disclosure agreement, or Qimtek has a standard NDA which can be used if you prefer. 

Do the quotes come directly back to us?

Yes! Your contact details will appear on your project so that suppliers can submit their quotes to you directly. This allows you to get an impression of the suppliers firsthand before placing your business. We will also specify on the project how you prefer to be contacted, whether by email or telephone.

My project is urgent, how quickly can we expect quotes?

Most of the projects published through our network receive quotes the same day - however, this can vary depending on the process, material and approvals you require. Non-disclosure agreements can also slow the response rate slightly. We always recommend giving suppliers at least a week to quote so that you can thoroughly benchmark the responses you receive. If you decide to move forward with a supplier within that time, then no problem - you can simply close the project through your online account.