Posted on 18th April 2019 in the categories: Magnetics

The Guide to Magnet Procurement for Purchasing Managers

Magnet procurement for purchasing managers

As a purchasing manager, it is your key responsibility to select the highest quality products best suited to your application. This includes products that are safe, reliable, and efficient. In addition, another key responsibility is to be as cost effective as possible. In order to achieve this, it is important that you have a comprehensive understanding and knowledge base surrounding the businesses’ overall goals.

If you’re looking to source bespoke, custom made magnets to suit your application, you can be assured that Goudsmit UK is your ideal manufacturing partner. Our design engineering team will collaborate with you closely to reduce production costs and time. Our in-house team are fully available when you require their expertise. In addition to turnkey manufacturing solutions, we provide responsiveness, convenience and peace of mind to our customers.

Focus on the details

It’s important to focus on the finer details when sourcing magnets and magnetic assemblies, particularly what function the magnet will serve. However, there is a lot more to magnet procurement than its initial intended use. Other considerations include:

  • Will the magnet be in direct contact with metal or another magnet?
  • What temperature will the magnet be stored?
  • What quantity of magnets are needed?
  • Will the magnet be used in a horizontal or vertical application?
  • What shape of magnet best suits the application?
  • What size magnet do we need (thickness; width; length)?
  • Does the magnet require a specific type of coating?
  • Does the magnet require a magnetic assembly?

Being able to answer the above questions leave you in a better position to best determine which type of magnet will best serve it’s intended purpose, whatever the application. Should you have a special requirement, our team of design engineers at Goudsmit UK will be happy to create a custom solution.

Goudsmit UK manufacture thousands of bespoke magnets and magnetic assemblies that are used across wide-ranging industries, so speak to a member of our team to assist you. We’ll help you find a product to fit your exact specifications.

Plan for Your Budget

As a purchasing manager, we’re aware that you research products for cost-effectiveness as well as performance and quality. Avoiding a situation where you may overspend on something that doesn’t deliver, while also under-spending on product that may put your employees or customers at risk may prove difficult.

The in-house experts at Goudsmit UK are available to discuss strength, quality, safety, and in most cases reducing costs. Additionally, a variety of complementary services from design and consultancy to logistics and warehousing can help you grow your business. Shipping approximately 10 million magnets per annum, you can count on Goudsmit UK to meet your scheduling requirements.

Goudsmit UK

Goudsmit UK sub-contract manufacture a vast variety of magnets and magnetic assemblies to suit your requirements, no matter the industry. Qualified to ISO 9001, AS 9100D and IATF16949, we’re the perfect partner for you. Contact us today for more information at Or you can also speak to a member of our team on +44 (0) 2890 271 001.

For more information download our products and services brochure here.

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