As a globally acting company, we know the various requirements of our markets and our customers. And it is for this reason that our Purchasing has been set up internationally to consolidate our regional strengths and market insights into one global organization.
Global Procurement staff at our worldwide locations take care of the setup and development of vendor/supplier relationships and with that ensure availability, quality and economic viability.
Our Global Procurement is oriented toward goods groups and divided into the following main areas, which are responsible for topics specific to procurement:
Additionally, supporting areas have been established, which own and continuously improve upon expert knowledge in regard to supplier quality, purchasing processes, logistics, contract management and cost analysis (Value Engineering). By consolidating our purchasing volume and using global procurement markets and sources, we strive for a significant reduction in material costs. Beyond that, the setting up of long-term relationships with preferred vendors/suppliers, ensuring consistently high quality of purchased products and the implementation of logistic models, are all goals of Global Procurement.
Last but not least, we ensure a decisive competitive advantage for our customers through the reduction of the Total Cost of Ownership (TCO).