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UK developer of an innovative component based modular building seeks manufacturing partners that specialise in plastic & aluminium thermoformed injection & extrusion moulding

Country of origin:
Country: 
UNITED KINGDOM
Opportunity:
External Id: 
BRUK20200527001
Published
27/05/2020
Last update
02/06/2020
Expiration date
03/06/2021

Keywords

Partner keyword: 
Construction methods and equipment
Other consumer products
Distribution of building products and systems
Engineering and consulting services related to construction
Manufacture of other plastic products
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Summary

Summary: 
This North West UK based SME specialising in innovative, outdoor, single storey buildings seeks a manufacturing partner to provide the components to create their modular residential, commercial and industrial modular buildings. They are seeking a manufacturing partner who can supply plastic and aluminium injection moulded components to specification through a manufacturing agreement.

Description

Description: 

This North West based SME is a UK start-up company specialising in innovative, outdoor, single storey buildings. Since 2017 the company has been developing a component based, modular building, which is reconfigurable after point of sale.

The components included in the building have been designed to make it lightweight and easy to transport and erect. The method of erection involves clicking and slotting the components together with the preformed structures. The building has the ability to be disassembled and erected elsewhere.

It has multiple uses for residential, customers, commercial applications and industrial environments. Is also suitable for emergency housing both in domestic and humanitarian areas.

The company has recently secured investment which has allowed the full development of the product and to start marketing to potential users. The next step is to identify a manufacturing partner who can supply the key modular components of the product.

The company is seeking partners who can manufacture and supply plastic and aluminium injection moulded components (details provided in the technical specification section).

The partners will be engaged under a manufacturing agreement

Technical Specification or Expertise Sought

Cooperation sought: 
All components have been professionally designed by a product designer and files are ready for quotation. Images of the components can be sent once initial contact has been made. The company requires quotes to produce 1,000, 10,000 and 100,000 units/meters of each component. The manufacturing partner must be able to supply the components through the following manufacturing processes: Thermoformed Injection Moulding (Plastics): • B-CLIP – 100mm x 100mm x 80mm • R-CLIP – 100mm x 100mm x 54mm • ROOF – 1000mm x 2000mm x 120mm • BASE – 1000mm x 1000mm x 35mm Thermoformed Extrusion Moulding (Plastic & Aluminium): • POST – 100mm x 100mm x 2200mm • PANEL – 850mm x 2200mm x 10mm The components must have ultra violet protection with some being transparent and coloured.

Stage of development

Cooperation stage dev stage: 
Project in negotiations - urgent

Partner sought

Cooperation area: 
The company requires manufacturers in the plastics and aluminium fabrication sectors to: - Supply components made from injection moulded thermoformed plastics, extruded thermoformed plastics and aluminium extrusions - Secondary processing, machining and powder coating will be required on the aluminium extrusions - Steel mould fabrication required and production quantities of components on an ongoing supply basis - Stock supplier of extruded multiwall polycarbonate sheet It is expected that the partner will be engaged under a manufacturing agreement.

Type and size

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

Dissemination

Dissemination sector group : 
Dissemination preferred : 
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