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A German automotive supplier seeks for a tool manufacturer

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Forming (rolling, forging, pressing, drawing)
Machine Tools
Machining (turning, drilling, moulding, planing, cutting)
Machine tools, other metal working equipment (excl. numeric control)
Manufacture of metal forming machinery
Manufacture of other machine tools
Manufacture of other parts and accessories for motor vehicles


A German automotive supplier is looking for a tool manufacturer. The toolmaker should be able to produce complex tools for heavy industry machines. The German company produces stamped and drawn metal parts. Favoured is a long-term partnership via a manufacturing agreement.



The German company was founded in 1992 and is located in the Northeast of the country. As automotive supplier and manufacturer the company produces up to 13 million different components for the automotive industry per annum. The company owns a modern machinery park, is internationally experienced and specialized in stamping and deep-drawing of metal.
In Germany many tool manufacturer are on their limits of capacity. Therefore the company is looking for a tool manufacturer in order to enhance their supplier portfolio. The toolmaker has to be able to produce complex tools especially for stamping and deep-drawing machines. An ISO 9001 certification is required.

Toolmakers within the EU are preferred as cooperation partners. The aim is to establish a long-term business partnership with the tool manufacturer. The desired kind of contract is a manufacturing agreement.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The company has many years of experience in the field of metal stamping and metal deep-drawing. The company is a valuable partner since it obtains about long-term contracts to key account companies from the German automotive industry. With the modern machinery park and through several cooperation projects with research institutions the company is at the state of the art in the field of metalworking.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
The sought tool manufacturer must be able to construct precise tools for complex machines. Tools for metal stamping and metal deep-drawing machines are the most requested ones. An ISO 9001 certification is required.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The ideal partner has proven experience in manufacturing complex tools and speaks good German or English. The tool manufacturer should be interested in a long-term cooperation. The German automotive supplier looks for a durable and reliable business partnership. Preferred is a manufacturing agreement. The toolmaker has to be ISO 9001 certified. A cooperation with a European toolmaker is preferred, but a location within the EU is not necessary.

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Cooperation task: 
SME 11-50,SME <10,>500 MNE,251-500,SME 51-250,>500