The UK's Largest Independent Engineering & Manufacturing Network.
Every day thousands of manufacturing buyers and suppliers visit Qimtek to access the most up-to-date network of manufacturing contacts in the UK. Our quick and easy on-line quotation service enables manufacturing buyers to make contact with a vast array of engineering suppliers.
We are dedicated to the development of the UK's manufacturing marketplace, promoting the skills and capabilities of the suppliers that are subscribed to our membership.
The service is provided by our highly experienced and knowledgeable team, working with sophisticated ‘state of the art technology’. Their aim is to save you both time and money by matching the right supplier for the right job.
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The Contract Manufacturing Index (CMI) rose by 109% during January 2020.
After reaching an all-time low in the fourth quarter of 2019 and suffering an overwhelmingly difficult year overall, January 2020's CMI reported a sharp rise in purchasing activity ahead of the Brexit deadline. Having recorded an average value of 66 from October to December 2019, the CMI then jumped to 138 in January 2020. This result mirrors a similar uptake to that of the Purchasing Managers' Index (PMI).
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“No such thing as a free lunch? Too good to be true? Well, I've been dining out on Qimtek for the last two years and it hasn't cost me a penny! In fact they have saved me a fortune in time, costs and material. My product has been prototyped and is now ready for production. You get the benefit of not just one firm doing your work as you can choose specialists in their field. Hence it's very cost effective AND FREE!”
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“I would just like to say a big thank you for all your help , you have made my job a breeze , I have been able to find lots of new suppliers that I wouldn’t have even known about if it wasn’t for all your help , going forward you will be my first call for all my outsourcing , your total professionalism is a total asset.”
Nigel Thompson, Production Engineer. Mill Masters International Ltd
For the second year running, Qimtek is delighted to be serving as the UK Contract Manufacturing Zone Partner at Advanced Engineering.
2019’s event will take place from the 30th to the 31st October at the NEC in Birmingham, bringing together some of the biggest names in the engineering and manufacturing industry. With last year’s event marking its tenth anniversary, Advanced Engineering is well-established as a key networking opportunity that caters for a wide variety of industry niches.
OMS Engineering has been providing services to the oil and gas, pharmaceutical, defence, aerospace and medical sectors for more than 10 years. Since relocating in 2014 to bespoke premises on the M11 corridor between London and Cambridge, the company has invested heavily in plant and infrastructure.
Qimtek is proud to announce that we are the UK Contract Manufacturing Zone Partner at Advanced Engineering 2018.
Cambridgeshire-based Effie is a start-up company run by engineers, who have a shared vision of abolishing traditional ironing methods. Through extensive research and development, Effie have designed and created the world’s first automated in-home ironing system.
‘Being an R&D firm has its difficulties,’ explained buyer Eren Erturk. ‘Suppliers tend not to quote low volume components and when they do, the costs are far too high.’
R W Armstrong - a GTA member - designs and manufactures the highest quality rifle add-ons and accessories from their base in West Yorkshire. Made using the finest materials, each component is designed with both sport and professional use in mind.
After losing their in-house engineer and following a string of bad replacements, RW Armstrong concluded that they would source a new supplier via Qimtek – a professional buyer tool for the UK manufacturing and engineering industry.
Blackhill Engineering is a specialist fabrication and machining subcontractor based in the southwest of England. They have an impressive portfolio of customers spread across multiple sectors, including rail, marine, defence, renewables and nuclear – in fact, owing to their unique 50-tonne lifting capabilities, Blackhill Engineering is an established part of the Hinkley Point C supply chain.
Operating from an 80,000 sq ft premises in Norfolk, Warren Services offers a full turnkey solution in engineering and design. They hold an outstanding record for providing high-quality manufactured components and mechanical/electricalsub assemblies to agreed time scales.
Staffordshire-based PCT Engineering are specialists in the provision of sheet metal, fabrication & machining services. They have a wealth of industry knowledge that compliments their comprehensive range of services, enabling them to service various industries on a nationwide scale.
RM Manufacturing – who specialise in sheet metal and bespoke fabrications - offers its customers a full turnkey solution from their base in the North East of England. Their 100,000 square foot facility includes a production workshop, an advanced assembly plant and warehouse storage with a wide range of the latest machinery.
Award-winning Sentinel Plastics are a long-standing, highly trusted company that has been machining and fabricating all types of industrial plastics since its inception in 1989. Located close to the motorway network in the West Midlands, Sentinel Plastics is ideally suited to distribute goods nationally, overnight.
Advanced Engineering, the UK’s largest annual gathering of OEMs and engineering supply chain professionals, is inviting exhibitors, visitors and associations to the 2018 conference programme. The show takes place on the 31st Oct & 1st Nov, at the NEC, Birmingham, UK
Operating from their 22,000 sq ft newly built Advanced Manufacturing Centre in Eversham, Rotec Engineering Ltd specialises in complex 3, 4 and 5 Axis machining, supplying industries, including Oil and Gas, Aerospace and Formula 1.
With the CMI index reporting increased diversity in outsourced processes, Southern Manufacturing – which has a heavy electronics presence – is an important event for us to introduce new industry buyers to our subcontract suppliers.
Qimtek Subcontract index shows the same upward trend for Engineering business
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