Sourcing with fo­cus on qual­ity, safety and sus­tain­ab­il­ity

Qual­ity, safety, sus­tain­ab­il­ity, re­spons­ib­il­ity – these are only some cri­teria that have al­ways been an in­teg­ral part of KAE­FER’s over­all policy. In pro­cure­ment we try to ful­fil these val­ues every day by tak­ing global rules into ac­count as well as local spe­cif­ics. By this, our sup­pli­ers, sub­con­tract­ors, and each of our pur­chasers in the KAEFER fam­ily help to also en­sure ef­fi­cient and cost-con­scious pro­cure­ment.

Our value-ori­ented be­ha­vior with a fo­cus on re­source-sav­ing and cost-ef­fect­ive sourcing of ma­ter­ial and ser­vices alike are the basis of our busi­ness. Both the central global purchasing department in Bremen (Corporate Operations Excellence – Strategic Purchasing) and the local purchasing organisations around the world have made a significant contribution to the success of our family-owned company in more than 100 years.

The con­tinu­ous de­vel­op­ment of qual­ity and risk man­age­ment help us to take con­scien­tious de­cisions. The con­stant ex­change of in­form­a­tion within KAE­FER’s pur­chas­ing com­munity and shar­ing our re­spect­ive know-how are a guar­anty to go from strength to strength. This is not only to the be­ne­fit of our cus­tom­ers, but also gives KAEFER a com­pet­it­ive edge for the fu­ture pro­jects.

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Corporate Operations Excellence – Strategic Purchasing


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Be­come a sup­plier or sub­con­tractor

Be­ing able to con­sist­ently work to the highest stand­ards is only pos­sible when we col­lab­or­ate closely with other com­pan­ies that share our com­mit­ment to qual­ity and safety. That’s why KAEFER only co­oper­ates with se­lec­ted part­ners and sup­pli­ers. To en­sure that, our pro­fes­sional pur­chas­ing net­work reg­u­larly check our cur­rent sup­plier and sub­con­tractor port­fo­lio on a local and in­ter­na­tional level.

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What is essential to us:
  • Compliance according to KAEFER’s Supplier Code of Conduct
  • A guarantee for consistently high product and service quality
  • High levels of logistics ability as well as reliability in delivery
  • Willingness to establish a long-term partnership and provide good value for money
  • Transparency and openness in mutual cooperation
  • A high level of development and innovation (actively brought into our services)
  • Active contribution towards mutual cost-reduction efforts
What we’ve got to offer to suppliers & subcontractors:
  • Fair, trusting and long-term cooperation
  • Early inclusion of suppliers into potential development and tendering processes
  • Support on the basis of a partner relationship and feedback-oriented supplier management
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