Sourcing & Purchasing at WABCO
Our mission: We differentiate WABCO, providing our customers an exceptional Quality and Delivery at a competitive Cost by leading the right supply base.
It’s the foundation for everything we think, say and do.
That’s how WABCO keeps its place at the leading edge of the automotive industry. By pioneering technologies that meet the needs of customers across every region, whilst growing capabilities by continuously investing in our global infrastructure.
The combination of this innovative world view, technological leadership and clear focus on rigorous execution across our supply chain, continues to set WABCO apart.
To stay at the forefront of our industry, we must maintain the right supply base – working with partners who support our business growth as much as we do theirs.
A good partnership is one that is mutually beneficial, with common shared aims:
- Customers, both internal and external, must trust us to deliver, day-in-day-out.
- Quality is paramount. ‘Zero defects’ is the ultimate goal. That’s why we only work with best-in-class suppliers.
- Cost is important. But profit must never be at the expense of quality.
- Delivery is what we are judged by. We only work with suppliers who we know can deliver right-on-time.
- Leading mindset – Sourcing and Purchasing is a key function that supports WABCO’s business.
Safety first, efficiency always
By creating and supplying products and systems that enhance the safety and efficiency of commercial vehicles, WABCO will continue to be an industry leader. Our suppliers will share in that success.
What we look for and buy
WABCO Sourcing & Purchasing is the global group function that buys parts for 7 of the commodities that support Direct Manufacturing and Indirect Materials. Those commodities are the following:
|Electronics||Mechanical Parts||Ferrous/Metal Castings & Forgings||Non - Ferrous Metal Castings||Plastic & Rubber||Metal Formed Parts||Standard Parts||Indirect Materials|
Printed Circuit Boards
Integrated Circuits and Memories
Solenoid & Solenoid Valves
Speed Sensor Parts
Other Speed Products
Original Equipment Trading
Over Molded Cables
Printed Circuit Board Frames
High Pressure Die Casting
High Complex Parts
Mid Complex Parts
Low Complex Parts
Hoses & Tubes
O-ring, Gasket and Seals
Lip Seal and Rings
Boot, Bellow and Hoses
Gasket and Valves
Deep Drawing Process
Stamping / Bending / Forming Process
Flat and Bent Springs
IT (software and hardware)
Machine Tools and Equipment
Process Materials / Consumables
Tools, Appliances, Gauges
Services (e.g. consulting, travel, HR, leasing)