Our requirements


  • Global partners, but supplying locally, including local content markets
  • Considering Volvo as a preferred customer when giving acces to innovation
  • Transparency in terms of cost and strategy


  • Complete system suppliers where it adds value
  • Technical skills / innovation skills
  • Resident engineers when required


  • Long term relationship
  • Pro-active in reducing cost and improving performance (proposing new features)


  • Highest quality standards
  • Good management of your lower tier suppliers (low cost countries)

All suppliers shipping product to any country outside of their own are responsible for calculating Regional Value Content for their own products and will be reuired to submit a Certificate of Origin to Volvo Logistics Services for their goods annually (at a minimum), and with each shipment in those regions where it is required at that frequency.

Information on the various trade agreements can be found via the links below:
WTO: http://www.wto.org/
ASEAN: http://www.asean.org/communities/asean-economic-community/category/overview-10
EU: http://ec.europa.eu/enterprise/policies/international/facilitating-trade/free-trade/index_en.htm
Mercosur: http://www.mercosur.int/msweb/portal intermediario/

OurĀ key elements procedures section provides details about our minimum quality requirements.