Read a selection of case studies on how the free sourcing service has helped buyers source components and how our members win new customers.
Contracts Engineering Case Study.
Contracts Engineering became Qimtek members in the middle of COVID and the national lockdown. "Their onboarding was smooth and quick, and we have won a couple new customers already. Qimtek has been a huge help for us winning more work during such a challenging time! In less than 4 months’ service we have already won enough orders to cover the annual investment." Here is a nice case study about how Contracts Engineering can help manufacture your products.
The Qimtek platform was the catalyst for Oxford Optronix to brief Vision Engineering to support their clinical product development in 2020. Vision Engineering Manufacturing and Optical Services (VEMOS) has been members of Qimtek since March 2020, and have developed valuable relationships a wide variety of clients in a variety of sectors, but this project required unprecedented speed and responsiveness in stemming the tide of a deadly global pandemic.
Being on the Qimtek Supplier List provides an excellent, cost effective way to generate new business opportunities. Since subscribing to Qimtek we have successfully secured over £200,000 of new business. We see a lot of potential for long term relationships from our new customers. The RFQ information is very easy to access and their Customer Care Managers are very professional and very helpful.
Since joining with Qimtek in 2012, Rotec has enjoyed a valuable relationship which has resulted in many new and potential customers. Expanding our customer base has led to the growth of our company and the building of a new purpose-built
Advanced Manufacturing Centre which now houses several innovative technologies.
Qimtek has presented Lasered with leads to customers that they would not have otherwise reached. The best part is that, more often than not, customers return to Lasered regularly, enjoying an efficient and straightforward working relationship.
Before joining the Qimtek network, Laser 24 had reached out to work with United Construction & Manufacturing; however, Qimtek membership helped to kick-start the relationship. ‘Using the Qimtek membership, we were able to win our first project with UCM,’ said Jo Miller from Laser 24. ‘We knew we would be an ideal match, as we offer a quick turnaround with no compromise on quality - something that UCM requires when outsourcing bespoke part production.
Sourcing account managers Kate Donohoe and Caroline Ogden met with subcontract department manager Laura Hales, who took them on an in-depth tour of Thinklaser’s facilities which includes five different laser marking machines that use both continuous and pulse wave technology.
Qimtek uses its own service and found Roo Engineering
Qimtek recently used its own sourcing service to find a supplier for our promotional phone holders. Handed out at various industry events we exhibit at throughout the year, our branded phone holders are a popular promotional item. Therefore, it goes without saying that the quality of the holders has to be extremely high to reflect the standard of service our buyers can expect to receive from our members. The sourcing process gives us a valuable opportunity to test the quality of our membership, from the quotes we receive right through to the final product.
Offering a range of fabrication services from bridge work through to frames, stillages and yellow goods, as well as secondary machining, profiling and moulding operations, Staffordshire Fabrications are well-equipped to assist within a variety of requirements. After striking up a close relationship with a construction buyer using the Qimtek network, Staffordshire Fabrications went on to complete a number of subcontract projects on their behalf. As a result, the cost of their membership has been recouped multiple times over, showing that Staffordshire Fabrications’ proactive approach is a winning formula.