“We come to Subcon for forgings, castings, machining, rolled metals, composites and rapid prototyping. We met up with two of our suppliers and found two new ones for precision machining.” Buyer, ALSTOM
“We develop reactors for the semiconductor industry and I came to Subcon to explore inductive heating technology, material coatings and fastenings.” Design Engineer, Aixtron.
“Subcon met my expectations. I found several high end fabricators and machinists with potential for projects in the naval marine sector.” Supply Chain Manager, Babcock Integrated Technology.
“Subcon was beneficial for us. We met up with one of our castings suppliers and found one or two new suppliers for fabrications and machining.” Product Development Manager, CDE Ireland.
“It was very good. I took a lot of positives away with me and found some suppliers with the right potential.” Technical Buyer, Delphi Diesel Systems.
“We were looking for new lines of supply for electricals and electronics. It was well laid out, easy to find your way around, and we got some good leads.” Buyer, Agilent.
“It was very worthwhile. We make pressure vessels for the oil and gas industries and subcontract around 80% of our production. We are following up with suppliers for castings, forgings, small fabrications and machining.” Production Planner, SPX.
“It was a great show, absolutely brilliant! We went along to meet laser cutters and fabricators and we will be placing orders with some of the people we met. We also found a new supplier for materials.” Buyer, Goodwin International.
“I like Subcon because it is compact and you’ve got it all there. We found good leads for turned parts and wiring, and we have got a foundry coming in this week.” Buyer, Hawker Siddeley Switchgear.
“We produce pumps and turbines for power stations and the oil and gas industry and we are looking to outsource the manufacture of all our parts and components. It’s a mixture of everything: castings, forgings, bar parts, ECM; we want our suppliers to do the machining and put the treatments and finishes on. We have visited three or four of the companies we met at Subcon.” Strategic Sourcing Manager, Hayward Tyler.
“We are looking for overseas suppliers of CNC turning and we have had a good response from the East European and Asian exhibitors.” Buyer, Hendry Hydraulics.
“We visit Subcon to keep up with technology and processes and get new ideas and we always come away with something interesting. This time it was real-time x-raying and CT Scanning and we are doing some trials. As the technology advances we expect this will become very useful.” Senior Manufacturing Engineer, HS Marston.
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