Strategic procurement makes an essential contribution toward the Division's competitive position. Materials and services purchasing is becoming ever more significant in light of its direct effect on corporate success. Because corporate success is substantially dependent on the efficiency of our suppliers, we maintain a philosophy of strategic and collaborative synergies with our supply partners.
The centralized purchasing organization of the voestalpine Steel Division assumes a steering function and is responsible for all procurement transactions within the Division and its subsidiary companies and operations. The only exceptions to this procurement are
- Raw materials and energies (purchased by voestalpine Rohstoffbeschaffung GmbH)
- Freight management (purchased by Logistik Service GmbH)