Scottish (UK) SME looking for Silicone manufacturers who offer a fully completed product service under a manufacturing agreement

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  • Title:
    Scottish (UK) SME looking for Silicone manufacturers who offer a fully completed product service under a manufacturing agreement
  • Start date:
    5 juni 2018 (2 weken geleden)
  • End date:
    8 juni 2019
  • Summary:
    A Scottish (UK) SME are looking to move their manufacturing back to Europe, having been using services in China for many years. The company are looking for a silicone manufacturer who can provide a fully assembled product.

    The SME sell over 100,000 units a year currently to the nursery and special needs markets. Cooperation is envisioned under a manufacturing agreement or a technical cooperation agreement.
  • Description:
    A fast growing Scottish (UK) SME who offer unique solutions to a range of problems from teething to sensory challenges are looking to move their manufacturing back to Europe, having been using services in China for many years. The company are looking for a silicone manufacturer who can provide a fully assembled product. A manufacturer who would be willing not to charge to have existing product line moulds remade, as this cost is prohibitive to the company moving from their current manufacturer.

    The SME makes teething toys, and wearable chewing aids and therefore needs silicone moulding to any shape with the ability to have different colours on the piece, debossing and embossing and perfect pantone colour matches. They require their products to be fully assembled with necklace cord and clasps if needed and also packaging. The silicone must be washable, nontoxic and have a very high tensile strength so it does not damage easily. Also the company are looking to use other more robust materials and co-moulding with other materials in the future as they develop and diversify their product range.

    The SME sell over 100,000 units a year currently to the nursery and special needs markets and expect this to triple in the next two years. Cooperation is envisioned under a manufacturing agreement so they can manufacture in Europe again or a technical cooperation agreement to assist in the development of future product ranges.
Partner Sought
  • Type of Partnership Considered:
    Manufacturing agreement, Technical cooperation agreement
  • Technical Specification or Expertise Sought:

    The company are looking to work with partner who are willing to support their growth by not charging the company to have existing product line moulds remade. The company are looking to speak with companies who are able to mould silicone to any shape with the ability to have different colours on the piece, debossing and embossing and perfect pantone colour matches. They are looking to have their products fully assembled, which will include necklace cords and clasps on occasion. The company would also like to discuss packaging as well as manufacturing.

    The silicone must be washable, nontoxic and needs to be durable, with a very high tensile strength so it does not damage easily. Also the company are looking to use other more robust materials and co-moulding with other materials in the future as they develop and diversify their product range.

    The company order about 30-50,000 units every quarter and the partner must:
    - have a fully assembled product service including assembly and packaging
    - have excellent quality control
    - be competitively priced
    - also be able to ensure processes and materials meet current standards

    The certifications required are:
    • ISO 9001/2015 Certified Company (FM 01482)
    • BS EN ISO 13485:2003 & EN ISO 13485:2012 Certified
    • USP 23 Class VI
    • European Pharmacopoeia
    • BGVVXV Silicones
    • ISO 10993
    • FDA Food Grade (21 CFR 177.2600)

    Also, safety testing for en71, USA and Australian equivalents.

    The company is looking for partners with who can manufacture their existing silicone items and have the ability to make new moulds, and prototypes to bring to production in a fully assembled way.

    An ability to co-mould with other materials for future planned products under a technical cooperation agreement or manufacturing agreement would also be beneficial.

    The SME currently produce between 30 and 50,000 units a quarter and would be looking to increase the orders at a later date so the manufacturer must be able to accommodate these volumes.

    SME 11-50,SME <10,251-500,SME 51-250,>500

Organisation
  • Development stage:
    Already on the market
  • IPR Status:
  • Market keywords:
    Medical instruments
    Other medical/health related (not elsewhere classified)
    Other retailing
    Health and beauty aids
  • Technology keywords:
    Machining (turning, drilling, moulding, planing, cutting)
    Moulding, injection moulding, sintering
    Packaging for materials
    Plastics, Polymers
    Rubber
  • NACE keywords:
    Other human health activities
    Physical well-being activities
  • Advantages and Innovations:
Client
  • Type and Size of Organisation:
    Industry SME <= 10
  • Already Engaged in Trans-National Cooperation
    Ja
  • Year Established:
    2010
  • Turnover:
  • Country of origin:
    United Kingdom
  • Languages spoken
    • English
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