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Purchasing at Reifenhäuser

Success for all.

Global activities

Long-term success with strong partners

As a globally active group of companies, we have a constant, diversified demand for materials, products, and services. We are convinced that the long-term success of our company is also based on cooperation with partners who share our commitment to quality and innovation.

Purchasing strategy – focused on the essentials

Find out the products and services that the Reifenhäuser Group purchases and how we organize cooperation with our suppliers.

How to apply to become a supplier

A few steps to a partnership with long-term perspectives. Become the supplier to and entire group.

Supplier management – cooperating in the search for improvement

If you want to improve, you need to know where you stand. We talk openly with you about the results of your supplier evaluation and about your development potential.

Working with only a few – but with the best!

Purchasing strategy – focused on the essentials

Einkaufsstrategie - fokussiert auf das Wesentliche

Our organization

The various locations of the Reifenhäuser Group have their own purchasing departments. In order to merge requirements to create synergies, we work across locations in a Corporate Procurement Network (RCPN). The search for and selection of new suppliers is carried out by interdisciplinary teams of buyers, engineers, and other specialists.

Our product groups

The total purchasing volume of the Reifenhäuser Group is organized by product groups. We are looking for products and services for the following main merchandise groups:

  • Operating resources, auxiliary materials and supplies
  • External services
  • Semi-finished products and raw materials
  • DIN and standard parts, drive elements
  • Electrical and electronic parts
  • External production parts (drawing parts)
  • Complete systems and assemblies
  • Capital goods

What we look for:

Quality and adherence to delivery dates
Continuous optimization of processes
Active contribution to cost reduction
Transparency and openness in the business relations
Adherence to our compliance guidelines

What we offer:

Fair, trustworthy, and long-term cooperation on an equal footing
Early involvement in possible development and tendering processes
A supplier management system based on partnership

What you can do.

Become a supplier

Why become a supplier to a company when you can be a supplier to an entire group? Work together with us to offer our customers the best services and the best products. It is only a few steps to a long-term partnership.

Cooperating in the search for improvement.

Supplier Management

We want to achieve top performance in cooperation with our suppliers. The annual supplier evaluation tells us whether we are on the right track.


We have used an evaluation system for many years to help us to minimize sources of error and monitor the continuous development of our suppliers. Our supplier evaluation focuses not only on quality and delivery reliability but also includes other criteria such as cooperation, cost management, and innovative capabilities.

Supplier evaluation is used to rank suppliers and classify them. "Preferred suppliers" are suppliers who have achieved above-average results in evaluations for several years in a row. If the desired performance fails to meet our expectations, we agree with you on improvement measures and accompany you along the development process.


A team consisting of purchasers and other colleagues from specialist departments, such as design or production, evaluates all suppliers who jointly account for 95 % of the procurement volume. The information accrued over the year is analyzed in order to obtain an overall picture of suppliers.

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