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German company seeks subcontracting partner for metallic filter components in Eastern Europe or the Baltic States




A German SME that supplies filter elements to a variety of industries is looking for SME partners in Eastern Europe or the Baltic States to manufacture customer-tailored filter elements. A range of bending and welding tasks as well as CNC (computerized numerical control) machining need to be carried out according to the specifications of the German company. A long-term subcontracting agreement is offered.


A German family-owned SME is specialised in filter manufacturing. They deliver liquid filter elements to various sectors. Liquid filters are often installed as full flow filters or partial flow filters in suction lines and pressure lines in order to protect the following plant components. The filter elements concepts are in many cases individually tailored to specific applications with the objective to achieve the optimum operating life for the plants and equipment. In order to attain the relevant characteristics stainless steel wire mesh is used.

The company is looking for a partner to take over part of the manufacturing and would like to subcontract the production of filter element parts in small and medium batch sizes. The work steps range from 3D constructions over welding and drawing to CNC machining and surface treatment (see below for complete list and illustration) with a focus on welding. It is important that the partner fulfills highest quality criteria that are set by the German company.

The partner company should preferably be a family-owned SME, located centrally in Eastern Europe or the Baltic states with up to 50 employees. The co-operation should be long-term within a subcontracting agreement.

Partner expertise sought:

- Type of partner sought: The partner`s care competence should be in welding.
However in the production processes the following tasks also need to be carried out according to the German company's specifications.

3D constructions
Prototype and fixture construction
Punching, deep drawing, embossing
Sheet metal formng
Roll bending
Round Bending
Laser cutting
Laser Welding
MIG-MAG welding
TIG welding
Plasma Welding
Resistance Welding
Joining of individual components (gluing, welding)
CNC (computerized numerical control) machining
Surface treatment

The technical contact person at the partner organisation should be able to create drawings with Auto Cad /Inventor and speak English or German.

Expressions of interest should refer to the above processes and contain information about present products and the machinery available.
- Specific area of activity of the partner: The German company is looking for a subcontractor to produce metallic filter components from stainless steel according to their technical specifications and quality criteria.The partner should be an SME with high competence in welding, ideally with up to 50 employees.

The partner should be able to carry out the above-listed tasks within a frame contract or single contracts on a long-term basis.

If required the German company can provide order-related materials.

Partners are sought in Eastern Europe or the Baltic States. The partner's location should preferably be easy to reach from Germany by airplane and be within 100 km distance of an airport. There needs to be a technical contact person who speaks English or German.

Advantages & innovations:

The market potential is very large. The German company is supplying market leaders in machine and plant construction in various sectors (non-automotive)

The German company is looking for long-term co-operation that can be expanded over the years.

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Industrial Manufacture \ Materials \ Physical Sciences
INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Industrial Manufacture / Jointing (soldering, welding, sticking) / INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Industrial Manufacture / Surface treatment (painting, galvano, polishing, CVD, ..) / INDUSTRIAL MANUFACTURING, MATERIAL AND TRANSPORT / Materials Technology / Metals and Alloys / PHYSICAL AND EXACT SCIENCES / Separation Technologies / Filtration and Membrane Processes
COMPUTER RELATED / Computer Graphics Related / 3D / INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Chemicals and Materials / Speciality metals (including processes for working with metals) / INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Industrial Automation / Numeric and computerised control of machine tools / INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Industrial Equipment and Machinery / Machine tools, other metal working equipment (excl. numeric control) / INDUSTRIAL PRODUCTS / Industrial Equipment and Machinery / Other industrial equipment and machinery


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