Supplier Management at Kärcher

For Kärcher and its subsidiaries, suppliers are very much an important success factor. Thus, we prefer to integrate our suppliers into our value chain to achieve the possible best results for both Kärcher and our suppliers.


Kärcher as a company set up the following principles of particular importance:

  • We strive for long-term relationships with our suppliers.
  • We value punctuality, confidence, reliabilty, quality and stability.
  • Clear and open communication in an objective and goal-oriented manner is the basis for any cooperation.
  • We expect flexibility from our supppliers (regarding deadlines, order quantities and changes and risks) in order to react promptly to market fluctuations and our suppliers can expect the same from Kärcher.
  • We work closely with our suppliers and invest in partners with high development potential.
  • We achieve long-term cost saving effects that are beneficial for all parties of our supply chain.

For streamlined and more efficient cooperation with our suppliers, Kärcher has implemented a system for supplier lifecycle management called SLC from the company SAP. With this system, we can encompass the entire strategic supplier management, as this system covers the entire lifecycle of a supplier within a company.

To be more precise, the SLC system can control the following processes:

  • supplier registration and onboarding
  • master data management of supplier data
  • supplier qualification
  • supplier development (activity management)
  • certificate management
  • supplier rating

This platform enables fast and easy communication for both potential and existing suppliers with our company.

Login to the supplier portal:

The supplier portal at Kärcher offers a common platform for communication between our suppliers and Kärcher. To login to the supplier portal as an already registered supplier, please click the following link:

The following link leads to our download-area for suppliers: