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Purchasing and procurement

An important building block in the supply chain

The quality of our work and products is determined to a large extent by our use of high-quality raw materials, so we are extremely selective when choosing and qualifying suppliers based on a large number of criteria. It is our aim to inspire our customers with new ideas and outstanding products in the future as well. So we rely on productive, reliable suppliers who work with us to improve our products and processes on a continual basis. We create an environment for success through new technologies, innovative ideas and by keeping a close eye on the bottom line. Collaborative partnerships are a prerequisite for optimizing the relevant performance variables of product quality, cost, time and service in the supply chain.

What we require of our suppliers:

  • proven expertise in quality, technology and innovation
  • competitive ability to meet conditions and to supply products, including internationally
  • established quality management system
  • top-notch organization and active communication
  • corporate management on board with modern ecological and social considerations

Our purchasing departments operate globally and have as their mission to establish long-term, cooperative collaborations with suppliers who can ensure consistent high quality and international competitiveness. We are successful at this thanks to the skills and experience of specialized purchasers in conjunction with national and international suppliers. L&R works globally with more than 1,200 suppliers from diverse industries and regions. Our suppliers include companies of every size, because a company‘s economic power is not the only deciding factor. We place much more value on long-term cooperation that is based on mutual respect and reliability. So it is just as meaningful for L&R that our partners are a good fit for us with regard to philosophy, ethics, and responsible use of resources.

We expect more of our business associates than that they just supply us with top-quality products, raw materials and services. For us they are important contacts in international markets and partners in the mutually successful development and continuous improvement of products.