Design and Purchasing

Combining the experience of specialist powertrain designers with a robust supplier development process.

Our Value Add

  • Extensive knowledge and experience of specialist engine designers
  • Latest generation 3D CAD systems
  • Whole product development cycle from concept generation to production design


Our Tools, Facilities and Services

  • Design systems to match the customer’s own: PTC / CATIA / Unigraphics
  • Visualisation, clash detection and assembly tools: CATIA 4D Navigator / Vis MockUp / 3D Calliper
  • Data transfer tools: FTP / Open DXM / Fusion DX


Customer Benefits

  • Robust and flexible component models
  • Cost-effective whole powertrain optimisation
  • Effective production design optimisation with SQA support
  • Benchmarking and value engineering services

Download here our brochure for more information. [PDF; 674 KB]

Our Value Add

  • Broad range of components and commodities for concept and prototype
  • Achieving lowest total acquisition cost whilst applying best practices
  • Reactive and capable supplier base for prompt design release and change management
  • Access to rapid prototype technologies and methodologies
  • Early Supplier Involvement (ESI) for Design for Manufacture (DFM) and Design for Assembly (DFA)
  • Align prototype quality requirements to production expectations
  • Supplier Quality Assurance (SQA) functions for vendor evaluation and performance monitoring
  • Delivering finished products exactly to customer specifications, on schedule and within budget


Our Tools, Facilities and Services

  • Effective solutions for strategic component and system sourcing decisions
  • Extensive and efficient application of appropriate software tools:
    • SAP Enterprise Resource Planning (ERP) Business System
    • Product Design Management (PDM)
    • Product Lifecycle Management (PLM)
    • Engineering Timing and Release System (ETRS)

To become a potential vendor to MAHLE Powertrain Ltd. in the UK, please complete the attached document, include all relevant quality accreditation certificates and submit to your purchasing contact. Please note our Terms and Conditions of purchase which are applicable and attached below.

Vendor Data Sheet [DOC; 1297 KB]
Terms and Conditions [PDF; 106 KB]

The supply of prototype components into MAHLE Powertrain Ltd. should always be accompanied by an ISIR (Initial Sample Inspection Report) submission. This is to ensure conformance to drawing of part geometry, material, treatments and surface finishes. Details of documentation can be found below.

Initial Sample Inspection Report (ISIR) [XLSX; 277 KB]

Supplier Quality Manual [PDF; 113 KB]