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.
- Number of employees
- 10 - 30
R W Armstong
“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!”
Bob Armstrong AIRTE ASOE
“At UCM we find the help and support given to us by our Sourcing Account Manager Caroline and colleague’s excellent. Qimtek provide a service that allows us extra time in an industry where fast turnaround is essential.”
Works Manager. United Construction & Manufacturing
“We have recently registered with Qimtek within the last 2-3 months, and have found them to be very helpful and professional with our enquiries into finding suppliers for our manufactured items. The company representative and additional team continue finding the right supplier for our needs. They are also very approachable and helpful in finding numerous suppliers, which makes us as a company more efficient in serving our customers across the UK. We at Ductec are very happy with service Qimtek provide us and will continue to use them in the future.
“We have always found qimtek to be a really useful option when searching for a new part for a great price with great quality. Always helps me out loads and saves a big chunk of time A +++++.”
Chris Byrom, Production and Procurement Manager. ETL Fluid Experts Ltd
"Qimtek offer a really good free service, that keeps in touch with me when I need, and helps by sending information of possible suppliers, as well as finding additional suppliers (All within the UK) when I have the need; when my current supplier base can't manage my requirement. With having already looked at other services that are similar, the service offered by Qimtek is definitely the best, in my experience"
Rebecca Martin, Buyer. Eskan Electronics Ltd
“I have been using Qimtek for a number of years now. It has been invaluable to our business in sourcing new suppliers of which we have quite a number now via Qimtek that we place orders with on a regular basis. I can’t recommend Qimtek highly enough who have become a valuable asset to our business. A very professional company. I personally deal with Kate who herself is most helpful and a pleasure to deal with.”
Robert Rickman, Owner. Precise Sheetmetal Engineering Ltd
“Qimtek provide a professional and friendly service in helping to source alternative suppliers in various aspects of work. This service has helped the supply chain within our procurement process.”
Audrey Holmes, Purchasing Manager. Isotech Technology Ltd
“Nexen Lift Trucks is a UK based materials handling manufacturer based in Lowestoft, Suffolk. After buying, selling & hiring forklifts for several years, Nexen put its experience to good use and decided to design their own range of equipment focused around ease of serviceability & driver comfort.
“Qimtek has been a very beneficial company for me the past few years. We have been going through a very busy period here at AGR, and with the influx of work comes the pressures of getting parts manufactured quicker whilst maintaining quality, and also trying not to flood our usual supplier network with too much work.
“Always found using the service provides an effortless extension to our Purchasing operations, with speedy replies and top quality vendors available, it is a real value add”
W.Shackel, Purchasing Manager. Tinius Olsen LTD
“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
“Having invested in some new machinery we were keen to find new leads for ongoing work. As a small company, the time and staffing element of finding new work was daunting and our success rate was low. Qimtek allows you access to the right people and gets your foot in the door, saving a lot of leg work!
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.