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We know the value of our partnerships with suppliers and consider you an important part of our continuing success. Long-term business relationships based on mutual collaboration offer shared prosperity and growth. We cooperate with our suppliers to provide superior customer value and respond to developing market needs.

Supplier Expectations

  • Aim for zero defects as a target; this is what our customers have come to expect of us, and we in turn expect it from our suppliers.
  • Work together for continuous reduction of material costs by optimizing all processes and VAVE programs and other cost saving methods.
  • Consider global requirements for supplying to our international locations.
  • Engage with engineering teams to work jointly on innovative and safe product solutions at competitive terms.
  • Implement quality management systems that are certified, at a minimum, according to DIN EN ISO 9000:2000, but target the preferred certification according to ISO/TS 16949.
  • Employ IT-supported exchanges of information (EDI, self-billing, etc.) and logistics capabilities (consignment stock, KANBAN, etc.).

Gentherm Material Groups

  • Textiles / foams
  • Connectors / plastic injection parts / metal parts
  • Adhesive tapes / adhesives / packaging materials / films / foils
  • Wires
  • Electronics (control modules, blowers, fans, etc.)
  • Thermo-electrics
  • Indirect materials