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Unite for Automotive

Power up your procurement engine

The automotive sector is undergoing its most significant transformation yet. Unite’s powerful procurement solution can assist you on the way. Discover how we can help in navigating supply chain disruption, adapting to regulatory changes, and achieving substantial improvements.

Join more than 150,000 B2B customers that already use Unite.

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Steering you towards success

Why Unite is the perfect pairing for your procurement processes

Whether you’re a vehicle manufacturer, parts innovator, or in automotive sales, it’s evident the sector confronts various challenges – from the transition to EVs and competition from emerging markets to economic and regulatory concerns. A strategic procurement approach aids organisations in tackling these issues effectively.

With over 20 years’ experience partnering with Europe’s leading car manufacturers and suppliers, our solutions are proven and reliable. We stand ready to support your process enhancements, ensuring you stay focused on the road ahead.

Why automotive companies are switching to Unite

Designed for complex supply chains

With Unite’s wide assortment of vetted and local suppliers, and all your catalogues in one place, you can assemble a more transparent, resilient supply chain that meets the complex needs of your business.

Re-charge your inventory

Navigating inventory and spend management can be complex. Stay in charge of supplier and product choice, budget limits, and let your end users easily access and reorder from the broad, industry-specific assortment when supplies run low.

More for your money

Beat your budget and reduce administration costs thanks to smart saving features like bulk purchasing options for the quantities you need, automated processes, less maverick buying and the ease of just one creditor.

Fuel for green spend

We’re committed to sustainable sourcing and environmentally friendly practices. That means you can find eco-friendly materials, analyse your carbon emissions and manage ESG compliance that supports greener supply chain practices.

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With Mercateo, Unite’s B2B marketplace, we are able to increase the automation of one-off requirements in purchasing from 40% to 65%.

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Take our features for a test drive

So many suppliers, just one vendor

With its integrated marketplace and Network supplier catalogues, Unite gives you a wide product choice from suppliers you can trust, including local businesses. It’s compliant purchasing in a single-vendor solution.

Harmonious catalogue hosting

You can bring all your framework agreements and supplier catalogues together in one place, helping you benchmark prices, negotiate contracts and get the best deals for your business.

Access for everyone

You can connect all your locations to the same procurement solution, either through your ERP system or the web. It makes access simple, whether your people are working in the factory or from their home office.

Smart Basket for the best choice

Our powerful basket optimisation tool offers up combos of best price, delivery time and number of deliveries, so you can always choose wisely.

One creditor, no compromise

No matter how many of our pre-vetted suppliers your people shop from, you only deal with one, Unite. That means flexible tax-compliant payment options and an efficient P2P process.

Search results to suit your strategy

Cross-catalogue search, smart filters and own views help people find what they need – and what you want them to find – while keeping on top of sustainability and meeting your metrics.

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Customer Success story

How SEW-EURODRIVE automates procurement efficiently

Join the international drive specialist who has already embraced Unite to make procuring for their production lines a breeze.

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Make the connection – your system, our solution

Integrate Unite with your system using Punchout and API

Want to use your own ERP or e-procurement system and still benefit from a fully electronic and uniform purchasing process with Unite? You can! Using Punchout OCI or cXML, and API, Unite can connect to over 40 systems. What’s more, you can build your supplier network and take it with you if you switch.

No procurement system? No problem. You can make the most of Unite using our web-based option.

Missing parts? We’ve got your covered

With over 50 million items from 1,500 suppliers, you’ll find everything you need to set your automotive business up for success, including:

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Machinery & Tools

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Occupational safety

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Get started in just two minutes

Want to sit in the driver’s seat? With Unite, it’s easy to deliver on your procurement strategy, and transforming the way your people purchase.

Got questions?
Our dedicated team is here to help.