Open Request

We have been made aware of a business opportunity to potentially supply into a vehicle manufacturer in Turkey. Ford Otosan is looking for new potential suppliers based in the UK. This opportunity was mentioned at SMMT’s webinar back in December 2020.

Supplier requirements

  • UK based manufacturers with end-to-end responsibility for the manufacturing, quality and warranty for their components.
  • Volumes – depending on the commodity but in the range of 10 – 700k per annum.
  • Quality standards – IATF 16949, Ford Q1 preferable.

Commodity areas
Please see commodity areas below but please note:

  • Electrification – suppliers for electrification parts
  • Technical – opportunity for UK competitive suppliers that would like to develop a partnership with a manufacturer based in Turkey.
  • No supply base - any UK-based suppliers considering a new footprint/partnership in Turkey. 

Please complete the below form to be part of the list of suppliers.

Please select "Ctrl" to select more than one commodity for each area. Please be advised if a commodity is not selected your company will not be put forward as a supplier. Please ensure you select at least one commodity.


Closed Requests 2021 

Warehouse Capacity

An SMMT member is looking for a company with warehouse capacity to store approximately 80 pallets of product on a temporary basis, due to disrupted supplies from the EU.

  • Period for warehouse storage: 3rd week of February for 2 months.
  • Warehouse capacity: 80 pallets of product.
  • Idea location: South West region (England, UK), but they are open to areas further afield (UK only).
  • Deadline of response: 8 February 2021