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. 




The Square
Basing View
RG21 4EB
United Kingdom
Number of employees
10 - 30




    Mild Steel
    Other Exotics Materials Not Listed
    Hi Temp Exotic Alloys
    Tool Steel
    Stainless Steel
    Carbon steel
    Technical Ceramics
    SG Iron
    Cast Iron
    Duplex Stainless
    Super Duplex Stainless


    ISO 9000
    ISO 9001
    ISO 9002
    ISO 9003
    Ford Q1
    CE Marking
    Lloyds Registered
    Coded Welding
    ISO 14001
    QS 9000
    AS 9000
    AS 9100
    ISO 3834-2
    UL Approved
    TS 16949
    ISO 13485
    IPC Approved
    EN 1090
    ISO 15085-1
    OHSAS 18001


Award-winning Digital Transformation Platform enters the UK

01 Jul 2020 by Qimtek Ltd
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SoftOne Technologies S.A., a member of the €2.1bn Euros Olympia Group, has taken another key step in continuing its successful international expansion strategy by entering the UK with its award-winning Soft1 ERP platform.

SoftOne is partnering in the UK with Smart Cloud Software, which boasts more than 20 years’ experience in the UK software market and focuses on helping companies implement best of breed cloud-based ERP and CRM software to deliver tangible business outcomes.

Qimtek Announces Exciting New Partnership With Apex Auctions

11 Jun 2020 by Qimtek Ltd

Qimtek is pleased to announce that we have recently signed an exclusive 12-month partnership with Apex Auctions – part of the Apex Group. Apex will become the first auction house to have partnered with the UK sourcing specialists.

For almost 20 years, Apex have supported companies around the world, helping them to buy, sell, and manage their surplus assets.

Our partnership means that you'll be able to source machinery quickly, easily and at great prices. Equally, you'll be able to sell any surplus or unwanted equipment, whether that be for resale or scrap.

Contract Manufacturing Index Climbs By 109% In January 2020.

03 Feb 2020 by Qimtek Ltd

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).

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!

02 Dec 2019 by Qimtek Ltd

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

You have made my job a breeze!

04 Nov 2019 by Qimtek 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

Qimtek Announces Show Partnership with Advanced Engineering 2019

20 Aug 2019 by Qimtek 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.

"It’s a very valuable service, that saved us quite a bit of time!"

01 Aug 2018 by Qimtek Ltd

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.’

"We haven’t stopped singing Qimtek’s praises"

17 Jul 2018 by Qimtek Ltd

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.

‘We’ve developed relationships with buyers who have gone on to use us directly."

04 Jun 2018 by Qimtek Ltd

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.

Qimtek to Exhibit at Southern Manufacturing 2018

07 Dec 2017 by Qimtek Ltd

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.