Strategic Purchasing KraussMaffei Group

The subject of purchasing is a central element of our corporate strategy. Purchasing has considerable potential for increasing the value added and revenue in the KraussMaffei Group with its product brands KraussMaffei, KraussMaffei Berstorff and Netstal.

Our goals

Purchasing, logistics and development partnership

We have set ambitious goals. In the first place, we want to reduce our system costs every year. This will not be achieved simply by means of low prices but by reducing logistics and storage costs. We will therefore continuously endeavor to optimize value added across the delivery chain. How can we improve our procurement logistics for example? How can we organize our products in a more cost-effective manner through optimized technical components and modules and offer value added to our customers through innovations? These are a few of the many challenges we have to face. As in our own company, it is also in our interest that customers improve their procedures and processes.

Our production principles make very high demands on the reliability and efficiency of our suppliers. This is why we need suppliers who can meet our requirements on a business as well as technical level and who are prepared to continuously further develop their companies with our help. Ideally, selected suppliers are already integrated in the process in the development phase of new products so that cost-optimized solutions for customers can be developed together.

Worldwide presence

Organization

Purchasing in the KraussMaffei Group has a worldwide presence. We have specialized local purchasers working from our subsidiary offices in the supplier markets, USA, China and Eastern Europe The main purchasing staff department, with global purchasing responsibility for the material groups, is in Munich.

Material groups

Mechanical system material group

The purchasing volume in our mechanical system material group is over 200 million euros per annum. The most important material groups are:

  • Welded construction groups, in particular, machine bases
  • Spheroidal cast iron
  • Semifinished products
  • Forged parts
  • Mechanically machined parts

Electrical system material group

The purchasing volume in our electrical system material group is over 120 million euros per annum. The most important material groups are:

  • Control systems
  • Drive units
  • Control cabinets
  • Sensors

Hydraulic system material group

The purchasing volume in our hydraulic system material group is over 60 million euros per annum. The most important material groups are:

  • Pumps
  • Valves
  • Hoses
  • Fittings
  • Hydraulic motors

Systems material group

The purchasing volume in our systems material group is over 130 million euros per annum. The most important material groups are:

  • Injection molding peripherals
  • Injection moldings (CD/DVD/PET)
  • Extrusion follow-up equipment
  • Peripherals for reaction machinery

General commodities and services material group

The purchasing volume in our general commodities and services material group is over 130 million euros per annum. The most important material groups are:

  • External assembly and services
  • Transport and packaging services
  • IT - hardware and software
  • Engineering servicesInvestment in machine tools

You want to become our supplier

Supplier information

In order that the KraussMaffei Group can offer its customers high-performance products in the long term, on the supplier side we need partners who can meet our high requirements on a commercial as well as technical level and who are prepared to develop constantly together with our Group.

We therefore select a very limited number of suppliers as our "preferred suppliers" who are prepared to face global competition and meet the global standards that we pursue.

Any interested supplier can quickly contact our purchasing organization by filling out the supplier questionnaire.

Here you can find the current general terms of purchasing of the KraussMaffei Group for deliveries and services for the companies in the KraussMaffei Group.

At the following times you will reach our incoming goods departments

Delivery times

Our incoming goods departments in Munich, Hanover, Treuchtlingen, Harderberg, Viersen and Näfels are open at the following times:

  • Munich
    Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 15:00 pm

  • Hanover
    Monday to Friday 6:00 am to 15:00 pm

  • Treuchtlingen
    Monday to Thursday 7:00 am to 14:00 pm
    Friday 7:00 to 12:00 noon

  • Schwaig
    Monday to Thursday 7:00 am to 12 noon and 12:30 to 16:00 pm
    Friday 7:00 am to 13:00 pm

  • Schwerin
    Monday to Thursday 7:00 am to 12 noon and 12:30 to 16:00 pm
    Friday 7:00 am to 13:00 pm

  • Harderberg
    Monday to Friday 7:00 am to 16:00 pm

  • Viersen
    Monday to Thursday 6:00 am to 15:15 pm
    Friday 6:00 am to 12:15 pm

  • Näfels
    Monday to Friday 6.30 am  - 12.00 noon and
    12.30 pm - 17.15 pm