We offer a fully managed overseas sourcing service for medium – high volume price sensitive components

If you need to source quality components for medium – high volume production and are looking for a low cost overseas supplier, then why not let us quote for your requirements through our overseas sourcing division – Components Worldwide?

Please take a look at the products we source and the benefits to our customers and then send us your enquiry or for more information call us on +44 (0) 161 432 0222

Quality components from our overseas sourcing division – Components Worldwide


From order to delivery we will take care of all the documentation, quality control and logistics.

Our team in China

China Staff

Components Worldwide is our low cost overseas sourcing division set up initially in China in 2002, to secure metal based products.


We have our own staff based in Shanghai who have extensive knowledge of the China market. The team conduct supplier evaluations, audits and can keep a check on the progress of your order to ensure delivery schedules are met.


Since 2008 we have been sourcing high end machined parts and machined castings from our supplier in India where we can have parts manufactured to UK specification materials (EN). Batch sizes for India can be from around 50 and upwards so is an alternative to the higher volumes required by China.

Benefits to our customers

  • Parts sourced at prices that cannot be met by European manufacture
  • We handle all the stock and distribution
  • Products stocked in the UK – helps our customers’ cash flow
  • All import handling and duty is taken care of
  • Technical back up from our team based in the UK
  • Our company was established in 1966 and is financially strong and robust
Mini Gears distribution warehouse

Mini Gears UK warehouse where components are stocked then shipped around Europe

Mini Gears delivery wagon

Parts are stocked and delivered to our main customers in the UK on a Kanban system

Our Overseas Suppliers

Our UK Directors visit China and India several times per year and many of our suppliers are still with us since setting up in 2002.
Our team oversees all delivery and quality requirements and all suppliers are at least ISO 9001 accredited.

Visits to China

Regular visits to China

Meetings in China

Meetings in China

Regular visits to India

High end machining India

High end machining from India

Products available from our Low Cost Overseas Sourcing service

Machined Components

Machined Components

We source a vast range of quality machined components for the many industries we supply to, offering genuine cost savings for medium to high volume requirements. Components are delivered to us with full Certificate of Conformity documentation.

Gear Products

Fully Machined Gear Products

Our overseas suppliers can produce a wide range of power transmission parts and subassemblies to various industries, supplying spur gears, helical gears, bevel gears, worm shafts & worm wheels.

The highest accuracy of the gears can achieve grade DIN7

All types of Forged Products

We source forgings for all types of industries. The forgings are normally delivered either part or fully machined – the biggest savings are from parts that are supplied fully machined.

Typical applications are for spline shafts, all types of gear combinations, brackets for the valve industry and even supports that fix the seats onto a stairlift.

The fact that forgings are so widely used in a huge range of industries gives us the ability to cater for all your requirements.

Stampings and Pressed Parts

Fabricated, Stamped and Pressed Parts

Using our trusted supplier since 2003 we bring in a wide range of punched, formed, welded, drilled and tapped parts for all types of industries including Stairlifts, oil & gas, safety equipment, industrial ratchets plus many other diverse applications.

Materials: Mild Steel, Stainless Steel and Aluminium Alloys

Various surface finishes available: e.g. Zinc Plate (mild steel) – RoHS compliant, Electro Polish (Stainless Steel)

Normally items with a higher labour content show the biggest cost savings.


All types of Aluminium Castings and Investment Castings

We source high quality castings in both ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Weight range, post casting processes and material specifications vary for each process available:

  • Investment Casting
  • Lost Wax Casting
  • Gravity Die Casting
  • High Pressure Die Casting
  • Sand Casting
To discuss your overseas sourcing requirements please contact:

  Nigel Walker – Sales Director

If you need any technical assistance please call us on +44 (0) 161 432 0222

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