Qualified subcontract engineering projects

Are you looking to grow your business with new long term customers from the manufacturing industry?

This is a list of projects from manufacturing buyers looking for new manufacturing partners in the UK. Supplier members have access to the drawings and buyer information so they can contact them directly.

832 Projects

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  1. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Machining, Large 1m Plus

    This manufacturer of medical equipment, who outsources in excess of £500,000 worth of machining work per year, is looking for a supplier who can machine a large free-issue aluminium plate. The processes involved within this project are vertical boring, turning and milling. The parts are required within 10/12 weeks and therefore, suppliers able to offer quality manufacture and prompt delivery are eagerly sought.

  2. Drawings count: 5

    Machining-Machining with Fabrication

    This client, a company that spends £250,000 a year on subcontract services, seek a partner with the in-house capabilities to produce the attached items. This project incorporates a range of machining and fabrication processes including cutting, welding, drilling, turning and tapping. There is an immediate order to place with a variety of similar work available moving forward. Therefore, this makes for an excellent opportunity to fill ongoing capacity and grow your long-term customer base.

  3. Drawings count: 3

    Machining-Milling, Medium Volume

    With an annual spend of over £1million per year on subcontract machining work, this company is looking for a new supplier to mill the attached instrument panels ready for use within the aerospace industry. Quotes are required for 200 off per year, as well as 20 off per month. The client has advised that they will accept quotes both with and without the Alochrome and painted finish, as this can be arranged independently if not available from the chosen supplier. These panels are currently sourced from China and the client is now keen to return their production to the UK.

  4. Drawings count: 2

    Machining-Machining, Large 1m Plus

    Destined for end use within forecourt safety valves, the attached trolley stems are to be milled, tapped, drilled and anodised from a combination of aluminium and stainless steel. Quotes are required for 25/50 off of the aluminium design and 10 off of the stainless steel stem, for which the client will have an order to place. Therefore, they seek clarification of the associated costs and lead times surrounding this requirement. Owing to the client's £50,000 spend in the subcontract machining sphere, additional opportunities could be made available to the chosen supplier once a relationship has been established.

  5. Drawings count: 3

    Extrusions-Forming of Extrusions

    This balustrade and walkway manufacturer, who outsources approximately £1million worth of fabrication per year, is looking to hear from suppliers who can assist with a likely order they are about to receive, but cannot manage completely in-house within the required time-frame. Extrusions are to be free-issued to the chosen supplier, which will then need to undergo various fabrication processes, including welding, drilling, crimping, and more. Although the order is yet to be confirmed, the client is working on the final schedule and order delivery forms, so this is likely to be an imminent requirement. This is the first phase of a four-phase project and therefore, this may lead to additional enquiries for the chosen supplier between now and the end of 2019.

  6. Drawings count: 5

    Machining-CNC Machining, Medium Volume

    The attached valve bodies, spindles and disks are required by a buyer that operates within the communications industry. The client has an annual spend on subcontract machining that exceeds £500,000 a year and so ongoing work will be made available. They would like to collaborate with a Qimtek member that can offer a short lead time, as well as good value, high quality end products. Quantities of 250 to 500 off will be required annually, making this project ideal for those with long-term capacity.

  7. Drawings count: 1

    Fabrication-Light Fabrication (under a tonne)

    This client spends over £150,000 per year on subcontract fabrication work and is looking for a supplier to make the attached fabricated components, which together will form parts to be used within semiconductor machinery. This enquiry requires several fabrication processes including laser cutting, framework, enclosures, sheet metal forming, box section, welding and assembly, as well as some secondary machining. Quality and price are the most important considerations within this project, which will also lead to repeatable work once the initial order has been tested.

  8. Drawings count: 6

    Machining-Machining, Multi-Axis

    With a spend of over £1million per year on outsourced machining work, this client is looking for a supplier to machine the attached aluminium twisted tracks, which are to be used within the medical industry as part of hospital automated feeding machines. Quality and accuracy of the twists are key to this enquiry, with quotes required for 1 off and 2 off as shown in the batch requirements. This will also lead to repeatable work for the chosen supplier, once the standard of quality has been approved. The plating/coatings are not required; therefore, the tracks are to be supplied with a standard machine finish.

  9. Drawings count: 1

    Casting-Die Casting, Pressure

    This manufacturer of wine coolers has previously had their products made through a different process for lower quantities and now seeks a supplier who can assist with the casting of these designs going forward. The wine coolers are destined for both public and business use - a high quality, smooth, blemish-free finish is sought before undergoing an additional finishing process. Once the right supplier has been found, there will be an immediate order to place, which is expected to be repeated on a monthly basis.

  10. Drawings count: 1

    Machining-Turning, Low Volume

    This client, a manufacturer of testing equipment, seeks a supplier to produce the turned components attached. This project involves aspects of turning drilling, as well as a small amount of milling, with the components to be made from a variety of materials including stainless steel, aluminium and mild steel. The ideal supplier will be able to offer competitive pricing, whilst maintaining steady delivery and lead times.

  11. Drawings count: 1

    Casting-Sand Casting

    This leading manufacturing company, specialising in railway track machinery, seeks a new supplier to undertake the casting, machining and finishing of aluminium LM24 or LM25 components. The most important considerations for this company are flexibility and reliability, with an emphasis on a high-quality, durable end product. There is an order to place with a supplier who can fulfil all of the above. Although this is low volume, it will be significant, repetitive work for the successful supplier. The buyer welcomes any suggestions or advice surrounding the best method of manufacture within this project.

  12. Drawings count: 1

    Fabrication-Fabrication with Machining

    Suppliers that have the capabilities to machine and fabricate mixing console chassis are sought, on behalf of a company that outsources £500,000 worth of fabrication and machining work each year. These items are destined for end use within communication equipment and the client is looking to increase their supplier base for the parts in question. With a focus on quality and delivery, it is imperative that interested parties are able to offer a reliable and consistent service; in turn, they will be awarded repeat work by the client, as well as the opportunity to assist with the manufacture of additional components on their behalf. The buyer is looking for quotes based on 50 units a year, to be supplied in one drop or potentially two drops. All parts are to be supplied flat packed - no assembly is needed.

  13. Drawings count: 3

    Casting-Sand Casting

    This Qimtek member currently has a requirement for the attached brackets to be cast from various grades of aluminium. They require quotes for 20 off and 150 off of these parts, which could develop into an ongoing requirement moving forward. There is an immediate order to place with the successful supplier, meaning that this project will be a great fit with those who have immediate capacity to fill.

  14. Drawings count: 1


    A manufacturer of beverage accessories is looking to establish contact with a supplier that offers anodising services. They require quotes for free-issue wine coolers to be initially anodised in gold, silver, and black. Going forward, they would also like various colours to be available. There is an immediate order to place which will then also be repeated going forward; as this will be customer driven, the frequency is not yet known, although it is estimated at a couple of times a year. Therefore, this an ideal opportunity to win a new long-term customer.

  15. Drawings count: 4

    Machining-CNC Machining, Low Volume

    This manufacturing supplier is currently at 100% capacity and has their machinery running non-stop. They have an order which they require immediately and therefore, they require the assistance of a third party for production of the attached base plate and vacuum base. Although this is a one-off requirement, the client requires similar parts every 3 months, so this could lead to additional enquiries for the chosen supplier in future.

  16. Drawings count: 6

    Sheet Metal Forming-General Sheet Metal (2mm to 6mm)

    With a fabrication outsource spend of an impressive £53 million per year, this client is looking for a new sheet metal supplier to produce the attached latch, plates and cover on a monthly basis. Quotes are required for 1, 3 and 5 off per month, with the items to be made of aluminium and stainless steel sheet. Please ensure you quote your best price and lead time when reviewing this enquiry. Please note that due to the confidentiality surrounding these parts, signed NDAs will be forwarded onto the buyer for approval before drawings can be released. Therefore, there may be a short time delay before drawings are released for this reason.

  17. Drawings count: 6

    Sheet Metal Forming-Fine Limit Sheet Metal (up to 2mm)

    This client is looking for a new supplier for fine limit fabrication work, with these plates and shields to be made on a monthly basis. Quotes are required for 1, 3 and 5 off per month, using aluminium and stainless steel sheet metal. One of these plates is also to be painted matte black as part of the processes required. As the client spends over £53million a year on subcontract fabrication services, this is an opportunity to add a lucrative account to your long-term customer portfolio. Please note that due to the confidentiality surrounding these parts, signed NDAs will be forwarded onto the buyer for approval before drawings can be released. Therefore, there may be a short time delay before drawings are released for this reason.

  18. Drawings count: 3

    Profiling-Laser Cutting

    This client is looking for a new supplier to manufacture the attached back plates, to be used within the pump and valve industry. The initial order will be for 1 off of each size, but will lead to regular orders of higher quantities over the next three years. These plates need to be supplied complete with radiused corners and drilled holes, as well as with all sharp edges dressed, with minimal material removal. They are also to be supplied powder coated and packaged in a way to prevent any scratches, markings and possible handling/transit damage. Quality, pricing and on-time delivery are all critical for this enquiry; once a relationship is established, this could also lead to additional work, to run alongside this ongoing requirement.

  19. Drawings count: 1

    Sheet Metal Forming-Presswork

    The client, a manufacturer of heating products for both the domestic and industrial markets, seeks a supplier to produce the attached aluminium pressings. This project is expected to last for 10 years, with annual quantities of 10,000 off per year, to be ordered in call-offs of 2,500 off per quarter. This project is best-suited to those looking to fill ongoing capacity, owing to the length of the contract and the annual batches required.

  20. Drawings count: 6

    Machining-CNC Machining, High Volume

    This client, a company working in the agricultural sector and spending in excess of £1.5million a year on outsourced manufacturing, seeks a supplier to produce a series of aluminium and mild steel parts. This project incorporates aspects of milling, drilling and turning, as well as a range of finishes. The client is looking to build an ongoing partnership with a supplier who is able to facilitate long-term supply of these items - owing to their sizeable annual spend, there may be scope for the chosen supplier to diversify into additional projects once a relationship has been established.