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Information for business partners

Information for business partners

Cooperation on an equal footing: transparency, mutual trust, and fairness define the business relationship between Bosch and its partners. In the spirit of the founder, these values are at the core of every company decision and every action. For mutual success — today and in future.

Foundation of our cooperation: Responsibility and sustainability

For Bosch, the values responsibility and sustainability have always been intertwined. Ethically correct and resource conserving business conduct is the basis for a responsible business relationship.

Purchasing Terms and Conditions

The contractual basis for the cooperation between Bosch and partners in selected regions is listed below. Additional country-specific regulations are possible.

Logistics: Regulations and Standards

Clear rules and agreements make life easier. The supplier guidelines for Logistics help to improve the supplier relationships.

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Supplier guidelines for Logistics

Logistics Supplier Manual

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Previous version 4.0:

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Global Transport Label (GTL)

Requirements of Bosch for the implementation of the Global Transport Label (GTL) according to VDA recommendation 4994.

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Logistics Failure Catalogue

Regional regulations

Following amendments of the supply chain manual logistics apply.

EDI Portal

In addition to the SupplyOn platform, Bosch also uses Classic EDI for data transfer.

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Vendor Managed Inventory (VMI)

Package shipments with the logistics service provider GLS

Quality: Regulations and Standards

Quality as success factor: further requirements and information regarding quality management are listed below.

General quality documents

Requirement for Quality Management System (Certificates)

Specific quality documents

Mobility Solutions

Supplier Quality Requirements

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Cooperation for New Products

Change Management

Supplier Quality Improvement Program

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Building Technologies

Supplier Quality Requirement

Problem Solving Sheet

Cooperation for New Products

Change Management

Drive and Controls

Further information

Supplier Innovation Portal Startups

Supplier Innovation Portal

Your innovation for joint success

Is your company, startup or institution offering innovative solutions? Are you interested in successful partnerships?

Via our Corporate Innovation Gateway you can apply with your innovation proposal and become a supplier or cooperation partner. Your patented products, processes and materials of different technology categories are very welcome.

Purchasing SupplyOn training

Supplier Trainings

Supplier Trainings

Bosch offers valuable seminar programs for suppliers in several languages. Our web based trainings (WBT) have been developed by our experts and are offered free of charge via the SupplyOn platform.

As a supplier you can profit from having a variety of seminars to choose from.

Purchasing SupplyOn training
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Supplier Finance Program

Supplier Finance Program

To improve working capital and cash flow, Bosch suppliers can participate at the Supplier Finance Program with our partner bank.

Purchasing SupplyOn services



SupplyOn is the platform used by Bosch for an efficient and digital connection to our partners.

Purchasing SupplyOn services
Invoice requirements

Invoice Requirements

Potential new suppliers

Bosch monitors the market and approaches potential partners actively. However, particularly competitive products and services can be reported via an email to the Bosch Service Center with a clear reference to the respective material field.

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Please add a clear reference to the respective material field