Two Caerphilly entrepreneurs have launched a new website to help engineering firms source the materials they need.
Nick Robbins and Mark McGregor, have navigated the challenges of the pandemic to launch Matsource.
Material sourcing, especially the procurement of ferrous and non-ferrous metals, has traditionally taken place in-person or over the phone, with up-to-date online listings few and far between.
Matsource aims to connect businesses in the engineering sector with a growing supplier network across the UK, opening up new purchasing options and streamlining the procurement process in real time.
With engineering sector experience in the team, Mr Robbins explained: “It’s been a challenging period for the engineering sector – while many companies have remained operational throughout, traditional sourcing methods and supply chains have been difficult to maintain.
“Matsource cuts down on the hassle of material procurement, giving businesses more options and connecting them with suppliers that they may not have been aware of previously.
Fellow Matsource director Mr McGregor added; “We’ve also made sure that Matsource can help procurement teams save time, inputting their material requirements and returning once suppliers have quoted – it’s a much more efficient process than calling or emailing each supplier separately.
“We’re confident that the platform will make material sourcing a whole lot easier for customers, and generate new opportunities for our suppliers with cost saving benefits for both.”
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