Wärtsilä’s manufacturing is focused mainly on the assembly, testing, and finishing of products and key strategic components. The company’s business model, which is strongly connected to a broad network of suppliers, guarantees flexibility in capacity. Being close to the customer is important, as is the focus on quality and the continuous emphasis placed on technology leadership in the company’s R&D activities. Wärtsilä provides products and systems that are reliable, cost efficient, environmentally compatible, and technologically advanced. They are capable of being integrated into overall solutions or delivered as standalone equipment.
Wärtsilä’s manufacturing footprint is global and continuously optimised for competence, availability, customer presence, and efficiency. Being close to customers enables Wärtsilä to provide better service to customers locally, and allows savings to be achieved in both production and transportation costs.
Wärtsilä's global supplier network supports flexibility in manufacturing
Through close co-operation, excellent relations, and the sharing of information with suppliers, the supply of components and market-conform lead times are secured. Wärtsilä has numerous suppliers globally. The sourcing strategy is to focus on carefully selected suppliers, with a strong emphasis on performance, innovation, and a presence close to Wärtsilä’s manufacturing units and joint ventures. The aim is to continuously develop and strengthen the company’s global supply chain with a strong emphasis on quality and cost competitiveness.