Purchasing and Supplier Development

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)

How to become a supplier

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 [PDF; 35 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]

Supplier Quality Assurance