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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.

Click here (supplier application process)

Here you can register as a supplier or retrieve your data if you have already registered.

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)
  • Willingness to invoice deliveries/services using the self-billing procedure

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 from your responsible commodity buyer. The training offers seven different 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

- Basics of communication
- Negotiation techniques and conflict management
- Time- and self-management

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

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