Keelvar for automotive sourcing

Join leading companies like Volvo, Daimler and Mercedes-Benz who are driving better automotive sourcing outcomes with Keelvar.

Unlock more value from strategic events and manage more of the tactical and tail

Enable your sourcing team to create and execute even the most advanced sourcing projects and empower the rest of your organization to easily launch sourcing events themselves through simple, automated workflows.

Why Keelvar for automotive sourcing

Increase cost savings by 3-25%

Automate up to 90% of workload

Balance cost, risk & total value

Improve supplier relationships by up to 47%

Reduce rogue spend

Increase adoption by up to 50%

Where automotive companies are using Keelvar today

Transport & logistics

For all modes of transportation including trucking, rail, ocean FCL and LCL, road, air and parcel.


Streamline service buying from relocation services, temp labor, facilities management, security and more.


Be more agile with MRO sourcing of spare parts, electrical, fixtures, equipment and more.

Direct materials

Easily source semiconductors and other direct materials.


For packaging such as hexacomb, corrosion resistant, corrugated and more.

Features and highlights

Some of the reasons why automotive companies use Keelvar to help scale sourcing excellence across strategic, tactical and tail spend.

Rapid event creation

Flexible supplier bidding options and feedback

Scalability to handle large, complex events

Proactive bid validation and auto-piloting

Robust, easy scenario modelling and awarding

Customizable, visual dashboards and reports

Category flexible automated sourcing bots

Creation of automated sourcing bots in 1 hour

Automotive sourcing success stories
What our customers say about us

“We figured out a better way to do these larger events. And because the bids weren’t so painful, we were able to go more frequently. So we started to do many more events throughout the course of the year.”

Basil Weaver, Director of Supply Chain Solutions and Analytics - CJLA

“We now have standard elements that can be followed for road transportation events, making it much more efficient for the team, and for leadership.”

Koteswara Rao Malipeddi, Group Senior Category Manager for Logistics - Carlsberg

“With Keelvar, Mars now has a fit-for-purpose optimizer that we use to run large scale, complex sourcing events and autonomous sourcing which is built onto the optimizer and very intuitive. Our Associates can leverage AI to build and create events”.

Sam de Frates, Vice President, Commercial – Europe, CIS & Turkey, Mars

Check out more automotive sourcing resources

Sourcing Optimization

Drive better sourcing outcomes for strategic spend

Autonomous Sourcing

Extend sourcing best practices to the entire business