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High standards for a long-term partnership

In line with our global growth, we manage the procurement of production materials, services and capital equipment through a global sourcing network. We impose challenging standards on our suppliers. And in return we offer stable relationships with growth prospects.

Supplier application

To establish contacts with Brose, the first step is to submit a supplier application. If we decide that we need your products or services, we will get in touch with you.

Supplier application process

Here you can register as a new supplier.

Brose Supplier Portal

Our Brose Supplier Portal is our global platform for collaboration and communication between Brose and our suppliers. Prerequisite is that you have a valid supplier number and your company is already enabled by Brose.

Open Brose Supplier Portal

Brose Supplier-Change-Process

Change requests from suppliers exclusively for series parts regarding product, process, etc. are transmitted to Brose via this application.


Supplier requirements

We involve our suppliers in our development, production and business processes at an early stage. This generates a close, intensive exchange of know-how, ideas and expertise – and ensures optimum product realization. In return, we offer our suppliers excellent opportunities for development, attractive conditions and long-term partnerships.

Our suppliers are expected to meet the following requirements:

  • Structures and logistics that are capable of supplying all Brose locations worldwide
  • Highly competitive in terms of price, supply reliability and flexibility
  • Constant willingness to reduce costs, ensure cost transparency and increase productivity
  • Innovative, intent on continuous product and process improvement
  • Experience and expertise of producing prototypes
  • Acceptance of Brose purchasing terms
  • Zero-defect principle for all deliveries
  • Compliance with all current quality requirements
  • Able to update data in the International Material Data System (IMDS)
  • Electronic data exchange compatible with the Brose organization (e.g. EDI, Brose-Extranet)
  • Willingness to invoice deliveries/services using the self-billing procedure
  • Consideration of social responsibility as well as economic and ecological behavior in terms of sustainability, especially with regard to air quality, energy consumption, greenhouse gas emissions, management of natural resources, waste reduction, water quality and water consumption
  • Compliance with all applicable laws and regulations that must be considered when fulfilling the supply contract - in particular laws to combat corruption and money laundering, competition and antitrust law, export control and tax legislation
  • No intentional offer of products that contain raw materials, that have contributed to human rights abuses, bribery or ethnic violations, or that have adversely affected the environment
  • Use of verified and conflict-free raw material producers and refineries to obtain raw materials such as tin, tungsten, tantalum or gold

In general, Brose expects its suppliers to consider all of the above-mentioned points throughout the entire value chain.

Supplier trainings

At Brose, partnership with suppliers has a high priority. In order to improve continuous cooperation with our suppliers, we conduct supplier training worldwide. These training courses improve and increase ability to react to challenges in today’s automotive industry. An external service provider organizes the training courses developed by Brose. You will receive the dates, training locations and costs via the links below or the at Clicking on the desired training part will take you directly to the registration website.

  • The training offers the following parts:

Part 1 - Quality Management and Supplier Management

- Basic quality requirements for suppliers
- Supplier management and Supplier evaluation
- 8D-Problem-Solving-Process

Part 2 - Product Development Process (Brose-PDP)

- Feasibility Study (FS)
- Initial Sampling (PPAP/PPF)

Part 3 - Core competencies in Project Management

- Stakeholder and communication management
- Project Scheduling
- Risk management

Part 4 - Communication and customer orientation

- Personalization of conversation skills to avoid difficult situations
- Methods and techniques for solution-oriented attitudes and language
- Reflection of thinking and behavior patterns to identify inhibiting factors
- Strategies for resolving difficult situations to strengthen the customer-supplier relationship
- Work on own case studies to cope with unpleasant situations in a goal-oriented and self-confident way

Part 5 - Technical Cleanliness

- Requirements of the handbooks VDA 19.1 and VDA 19.2
- Specific requirements of the Brose norms

Part 6 - Project Management for investment suppliers

- Specific requirements of Brose for investment suppliers
- Communication management and Requirements management
- Change- and Risk management

Part 7 - Logistic requirements

- Logistic basics
- Supplier sourcing and Supplier selection
- Operational logistics and packaging

Part 8 - Sustainability requirements in the supply chain

Basics Corporate Responsibility (booked out)

  • Are you just taking your first steps in sustainability? Then this training is just right for you and answers the following questions:
  • - Where do the sustainability requirements for you as a supplier come from?
  • - What factors contribute to your company's carbon footprint?
  • - What are the first steps to implement your own corporate responsibility management and measures for the supply chain due diligence act?
  • The training is conducted by our training partner txeins and costs 199€.

Advanced CO2/LCA

  • Your company is already familiar with the basics of sustainability. The calculation of a Product Carbon Footprint is still a headache for you? Then this training with the following focal points is right for you:
  • - How does a life cycle analysis (LCA) work
  • - What are available tools and databases?
  • - What are possible levers for reducing your product footprint?
  • The training is conducted by our training partner txeins and costs 199€.

Certificate management

Certificates/self-assessments are an important part of proving the suitability of suppliers for the Brose Group.

These must be updated regularly. This is done via the certificate/self-assessment upload form.

Certificates (e.g. IATF 16949, ISO 14001): every 3 years

Self-assessments (e.g. for D-parts, CQI): every year

To the upload form