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. Because we want to inspire our customers with new ideas and outstanding products in the future as well. That’s why we select and qualify our suppliers and service providers with great care. We rely on productive, reliable suppliers who work with us to improve our products and processes on an ongoing 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 constant optimization of 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, on the international level as well
- established quality management system
- first-class organisation 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 consistently 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. Our suppliers come from diverse sectors and regions and 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 based on mutual respect and reliability. Thus, it is just as important 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 trading partners than just supplying 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.