Suppliers - Purchasing

Organization and Strategy


VAG's purchasing organization is responsible for worldwide purchasing of production materials, consumables and supplies, capital goods and services.
There are purchasing organizations at the following locations:

Mannheim / Germany


Hodonin / Czech Republic


Taicang / China


Hyderabad / India


Cranberry, PA / USA



We strive for long-term and trustworthy cooperation with our suppliers. We are nonetheless open to new suppliers. Purchasing is decentralized and handled in the factories. Centralized agreements are made by a lead buyer and apply to the entire group.

Material groups

We procure different groups of merchandise. For the most important ones, we have deposited brief profiles. Please send your enquiry to the e-mail addresses specified above. If your offer is interesting to us, we will get in touch with you.

  • Casting
    • Production processes, primarily manual and machine casting
      Dimensions primarily from 0.5 kg to 15 t

      • EN JS 1030 / 1020 /1015 / 1050

      • EN-IL 1040

      • EN-GJSA-XNiCV20-2 (EN JS 3011)

      • CuSn12, CuZn39Pb3

      • 1.4408, 1.4308

      • CF8 / CF8M

  • Drive engineering
    • Valve controls
    • Valve gears
    • Electrical actuators
    • Pneumatic actuators
    • Hydraulic actuators
  • Machine processing
    • Production processes:

      • Turning, milling, drilling, etc.

      • Water jet cutting

      • Welding: MIG/MAG, WIG and UP processes

      • Welding: FE/MP and US/x-ray inspections

      • Welding: At least HP0 certification

    • Materials:

      • Stainless steel

      • Standard steel

  • Raw material and semi-finished stocks
    • Metallurgical materials such as pig iron, steel scrap, etc.
    • Stainless steel, standard steel
    • Aluminium, brass
    • Plastics
  • DIN and standard parts
    • Joining technology
    • Hydraulic components
    • Seals in EPDM and NBR (some with drinking water approval KTW, W270)
  • Consumables/supplies and services
    • Paints and lacquers, some with drinking water approval (KTW, W270)
    • Industrial gasses
    • Work safety
    • Packaging material
    • Office supplies
    • Variety of raw materials, consumables and supplies
    • Surface coatings (such as zinc coating, chromium plating, etc.)

Want to become a supplier for the VAG Group?

If you wish to apply as a new supplier, please send a completed supplier self-disclosure questionnaire and product information to one of the e-mail addresses specified above.We will be happy to receive your application!

Download area

The following documents are available for download. Additional VAG standards are available with the enquiry and order documents.