Open Request

There are no open requests at this time.


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


Ford Otosan

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. 


MBA Polymers UK

One of our buyers who will be joining our SMMT Meet the Buyer May 2021 is looking for suppliers who can supply automotive plastics scrap with the aim to process the plastics scrap back into the industry or back into other areas such as the packaging the industry uses in vast quantities.