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UK designer and manufacturer of automation and materials handling equipment offers itself as a distributor or a manufacturer under license for overseas companies wishing to enter the UK market.

Country of origin:
Country: 
UNITED KINGDOM
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BRUK20210819001
Published
19/08/2021
Last update
01/09/2021
Expiration date
02/09/2022

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Process automation
Other industrial automation
Manufacture of machinery for food, beverage and tobacco processing
Manufacture of other special-purpose machinery n.e.c.
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Summary

Summary: 
A UK company, a designer and manufacturer of automation and materials handling equipment, wishes to expand its offering and become a UK distributor for overseas manufacturers of similar compatible equipment, or to manufacture their equipment under license for sale in the UK. The company has an established manufacturing facility in the UK from where it sells its equipment both domestically and overseas.

Description

Description: 

A UK company which designs and produces automation and materials handling equipment from its manufacturing site offers itself as a UK distributor for overseas manufacturers of similar compatible equipment wishing to develop their presence in the UK market.
Supplying to the automotive OEM industry, the company manufacture a comprehensive range of automation machinery enabling their customers to manufacture and test their car components to he highest standard. The automation range includes wheel and tyre handling systems, bumper and tailgate assembly machinery, trim and rubber seal extrusion machinery and headliner assembly.
The materials handling machinery is sold predominantly to the brewing, food and beverage production industries and comprises of a comprehensive range of floor, overhead and specialist conveyors and pallet handling machinery.
The company has its own manufacturing site and a highly skilled workforce including sales, software, mechanical and electronics teams, as well as being a distributor it also offers to manufacture compatible equipment under license. The company already provides automation and materials handling solutions to many industry sectors, including automotive, food and beverage, warehousing and logistics and manufacturing, thus offering a potential partner immediate access to many industry sectors in the UK.

The company would like to discuss in detail with its potential partners which compatible products and technologies they would distribute or manufacture. Ideally they would like to partner with other automation and material handling manufacturers who are looking to enter the UK market. They would be willing to sign a reciprocal NDA at the start of discussions ensuring confidentiality of both parties in disclosing their product range and development. This would contribute to ensuring the combined range of equipment did not compromise either party and show an unfair bias to its own products.

Advantages & innovations

Cooperation plus value: 
The company has its own manufacturing site with a highly skilled workforce including in-house sales, software, mechanical and electronics teams, so is fully capable of manufacturing a potential partners products under license. It's established routes into the automotive, food and beverage, warehousing, logistics and manufacturing sectors mean the company is perfectly placed to act as a UK distributor for an overseas based partner wishing to develop their company and product presence in the UK.

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
The company would discuss in detail with its potential partners exactly which of the partners products they would distribute or manufacture, ensuring the combined range of equipment did not compromise either party and show an unfair bias to its own products.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Already on the market

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company woukd like to partner with a manufacturer of automation and material handling equipment who is looking to enter into the UK market. The company would like to be a UK distributor of the overseas partners range of products alongside their own, or be a manufacturer under license of that partners products, utilising their own manufacturing site and skilled workforce.

Type and size

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