"Good quality is of crucial importance. There is always room for improvement!" Throughout the history of MAHLE, this quotation by founder Ernst Mahle has been firmly anchored in the MAHLE Group quality principles, and has been adopted by MAHLE Powertrain.
MAHLE's quality strategy across the group is based on optimum production facilities and the 'Total Quality Management' system introduced in the early nineties. This philosophy entails flexibility, conscientiousness and responsibility on the part of each individual employee, in each phase of development and production, in all projects with suppliers, customers and partners. Our guideline is 'optimum fulfilment of customer expectations' and our motto is 'together we can become even better': apt complements to the guiding principles of Ernst Mahle.
Uniformly high quality standards
The MAHLE project management system identifies potential sources of error during the very first development phases and thus prevents the need for expensive rectification of defects at a later stage. Constant control throughout development monitors the time schedule and continually re-examines the feasibility of the defined project objectives.
In order to ensure the best quality, MAHLE insists that suppliers and international production plants, using state-of-the-art production and testing technologies, adhere to strict quality standards that are incorporated into the project at an early stage. All MAHLE locations are certified according to the international quality standards of the automotive industry, such as ISO/TS16949.
Zero error strategy
The 'zero error strategy' at MAHLE takes quality measures one step further. This has been devised with the aim of achieving a completely fault-free supply to customers on a permanent basis. And, in fact, the fault rate is very close to zero, as is demonstrated by the numerous awards acknowledging MAHLE as an innovative and reliable supplier.
Quality and confidentiality assurance
Our commitment to quality, combined with our promise of absolute confidentiality, has ensured that we have an enviable history of delivering satisfaction to our customers.
Whatever issues you are facing in engine design development or manufacture, you can be certain that MAHLE Powertrain will deliver an innovative, efficient and cost-effective solution, from a single component to a comprehensive Integrated Powertrain Solution.