Arçelik A.Ş. requests the supplier to send samples with the purpose of validating the materials and process. To be determined by Product Plants, the quality and quantity of samples might vary according to the material type. The supplier should validate the samples by means of proper measurements and examinations before sending them.
Validation records should be sent to Arçelik A.Ş. as well. Arçelik A.Ş. may ask detailed records of materials, process and controls together with the samples.
The supplier should dispatch the samples by marking them as “SAMPLE”. When the production is made with more than one mold or mold pockets, the supplier should send the same amount of samples from each, and related mold or mold pocket should be marked on the sample.
After the sample approval process, Arçelik A.Ş. notifies the supplier with the decision as “APPROVED” or “DECLINED”. Starting mass production is confirmed after the “first sample approval process.” Before confirmation of mass production, Arçelik may demand a trial batch.
Suppliers are obliged to notify Arçelik about all kinds of changes on products such as design, raw materials/materials and process, and material approval process may be restarted upon Arçelik’s demand.
Wholesale purchase cannot be made if the supplier’s materials are not approved by Arçelik Product Plants.