Purchasing philosophy

Spartan is committed to customer satisfaction and delivering the highest level of personal service. We work closely with our suppliers to reach these goals. We strive to procure high quality products and services that are delivered on time to support daily operations, but are also innovative and add value to the Spartan product lines.

Strong supplier partners help Spartan achieve continuous improvement in all facets of our operations and ensure we succeed in today’s competitive environment.

Spartan operates in an environment of custom products (lower volumes) and flexible manufacturing (short lead times), so suppliers that are successful with us pattern this model. We purchase value, taking into account and analyzing many components. Suppliers that consistently exceed our always tightening requirements are recognized with increased business opportunities.


  • Consistent Quality
  • Cost Competitiveness
  • Customer Service Support
  • Environmental Protection
  • Excellent Communication
  • Innovation & Technical Competence
  • Integrity
  • On-Time Delivery
  • Process Control & Capacity
  • Warranty

Products & services purchased

Products and services Spartan buys include, but are not limited to:

Production parts (direct material)

  • Aluminum Sheet & Extrusions
  • Axles & Suspensions
  • Compressors & A/C
  • Engines
  • Fabrication, Castings & Machining
  • Fasteners & Fittings
  • Foam/Insulation
  • Instrument Panels & Gauges
  • Interior & Exterior Cab Hardware
  • Labels & Decals
  • Mechanical Assemblies
  • Overhead Doors
  • Paint
  • Plastics (Molded & Formed)
  • Radiator & Cooling Systems
  • Rubber Molding & Extrusions
  • Seats
  • Steering & Drivelines
  • Transmissions
  • Wheels & Tires
  • Wire Harnesses & Cables

MRO (Indirect materials & services)

  • Capital Equipment & Construction
  • Facilities Maintenance Supplies & Services
  • Freight & Transportation
  • General Contract Services
  • Janitorial Supplies & Waste Removal
  • Lubricants & Fuel
  • Material Handling & Storage Equipment
  • Office Equipment & Supplies
  • Power Tools, Air Tools & Torque Tools
  • Safety Supplies & Training

Become a supplier

At Spartan, we consider our suppliers important partners in our business and we have high standards for these companies. We utilize a competitive process designed to obtain the optimum in quality, service and value.

Spartan utilizes a Supplier Evaluation Team (SET) to review potential suppliers. There are various phases of this SET process, which is led by the Purchasing Department, but consists of a cross-functional team that analyzes information.

In order to provide fair, open, and efficient opportunities for all companies interested in doing business with Spartan, we ask all potential suppliers to complete our Supplier Survey and submit to [email protected] for review.

Submission of the Supplier Survey does not guarantee business with Spartan, but it is the first step in identifying your interest in doing business with us. You will receive a response only if your product or service matches our needs.


Supplier Survey

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