F4N Connect is a new, fully-searchable online database of UK manufacturers who have demonstrated their ability to meet the expectations of the civil nuclear industry.
All listed companies have been granted Fit For Nuclear status after successfully completing the flagship supplier development programme run by the Nuclear AMRC.
More than 140 UK manufacturers have been granted F4N after driving improvements with the support of the Nuclear AMRC’s industrial advisors and nuclear supply chain specialists.
Participating companies range from contract manufacturers with no nuclear experience taking a first step into the sector, to established suppliers wanting to benchmark their position and drive business excellence. Most are SMEs operating at tier three or four of the nuclear supply chain, ranging from suppliers of nuclear-grade steels and forgings, to precision machinists, fabricators and specialist service providers.
The interactive F4N Connect portal allows companies working on nuclear projects (typically at tier two or three) to find suppliers and sub-contractors to meet their specific needs. Companies can search by:
- Products & services
- Facilities – machining, welding & cladding, inspection & testing, design
F4N-granted companies can also use their F4N Connect profiles to provide additional information about their products, accreditations and capabilities, including testimonials and case studies.
Listings are freely available to all companies which have been granted F4N. The database is independently managed by the Nuclear AMRC as a service to F4N companies – companies cannot pay for placement.
More than half of the F4N-granted companies have completed their full profiles on F4N Connect at launch (December 2017), with others in progress.