Volkswagen Group has nominated the first 44 suppliers who will be collaborating on a new common strategic level under the joint FAST (Future Automotive Supply Tracks) initiative.

The suppliers were chosen for their performance in their respective fields of competence based on a systematic selection process.

“In future, it will not be the corporation with the best negotiating skills that has the advantage, but the one that has also successfully established an optimal supplier network”, said Volkswagen procurement board member, Francisco Javier Garcia Sanz,

“The nominated FAST suppliers are important beacons in our network and I am looking forward to even closer and more intensive collaboration.”

The first group of nominated FAST partners and their respective fields of competence are listed below:

FAST partner

Country

Field of Competence

DMG MORI AKTIENGESELLSCHAFT

Germany

Turning machines

GROB-WERKE GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

Machining, motor

Carl Zeiss Industrielle Messtechnik GmbH

Germany

Coordinate measuring devices

BP p.l.c.

Great Britain

Automotive fluids

ExxonMobil Oil Corporation

USA

Automotive fluids

Avis  Budget Autovermietung GmbH & Co. KG

Germany  

Car rental

Deutsche Lufthansa AG

Germany

Regular flights

DÜRR Systems GmbH

Germany

Surface technology

IBM Corporation

USA

IT-Services

Vodafone Group PLC

Great Britain

Mobile Communication and M2M Connectivity

Nvidia Corporation

USA

Infotainment

LG Electronics Inc.

South Korea

Infotainment

Delphi Automotive LLP

USA

ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems)

Mobileye Technologies Limited

Israel

ADAS (advanced driver assistance systems)

Kiekert AG

Germany

Door latch

MAHLE GmbH

Germany

HVAC (heating, ventilating and air conditioning)

Continental AG

Germany

Instrument cluster

OSRAM Licht AG

Germany

Headlights

Witte Automotive GmbH

Germany

Exterior door handle

Brose Fahrzeugteile GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

Door module

Sumitomo Electric Bordnetze GmbH

Germany

Wiring harness

Faurecia S.A.

France

Seat structures

Faurecia S.A.

France

Instrument panel

Samvardhana Motherson Peguform

Germany

Door trim panels

Dr. Schneider Holding GmbH

Germany

Air vents

Grupo Antolin

Spain

Headliner

Gruppo Mastrotto S.p.a.

Italy

Leather

Conceria Pasubio S.P.A.

Italy

Leather

POSCO

South Korea

Flat carbon steel

Aleris International, Inc.

USA

Aluminium flat rolled products

ZF Friedrichshafen AG

Germany

Damper (conventional)

Continental AG

Germany

Adaptive cruise control

Gestamp Automoción S.A.

Spain

Chassis subframe front

Fast-Partner

Country

Field of Competence

Aisin AW Co. Ltd.

Japan

Automatic transmissions

LG Chem

South Korea

High-voltage batteries

Valeo S.A.

France

Alternators

Tenedora Nemak, S.A. de C.V.

Mexico

Cast aluminium crank cases

Honeywell International, Inc.

USA

Turbo charger

Magna International Inc.

Canada

Axle drives

ThyssenKrupp AG

Germany

Assembled camshafts

CQLT Saargummi Technologies S.a.r.l.

China

Sealings

Bridgestone Corporation

Japan

Tyres

Samvardhana Motherson Peguform

Germany

Bumpers

Bollig & Kemper GmbH & Co. KG

Germany

Paint and process material

Mubea Carbo Tech GmbH

Germany

Carbon fibre

Pilkington Deutschland AG

Germany

Glazing

Corning Inc.

USA

Glazing

Coavis Co. Ltd.

South Korea

Fuel pumps