Efficient Purchasing and Reliable Production

WEINMANN employee from Henstedt-Ulzburg looks into the camera

The market is always developing and making new demands and it is critical that we are able to adapt to these changes quickly. Our purchasing strategy is based on the commercial requirements we identify. In the process, we place great emphasis on entering into long-term partnerships from which both we and our partners benefit financially.

Our aim: technical quality and collaboration between partners

We strive to satisfy our customers’ increasing demands on both technology and quality, relying on cooperation and continuous improvement of our processes. In selecting suppliers, we give priority to those with a similar corporate philosophy to our own. We think it’s important that our partners have an established quality management system which they live every day, that they are reliable in terms of both delivery and contract fulfillment, and that they take a proactive approach to innovation.

Our corporate ethic is based on openness, trust, predictability, and reliability – for products people believe in.

Jan HerburgHead of Purchasing
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For production, we need products and assemblies from the following areas to fit in our devices:

  • Drawing and tool-specific plastic parts
  • Flat electronic assemblies
  • Electromechanical components
  • Drawing-specific turned, milled, and punched parts
  • Drawing-specific formed articles
  • Drawing-specific textile products
  • Pneumatic components
  • Services
  • Semi-finished products
  • Standard technical and medical products
  • Sensor systems

Our requirements are as follows:

  • The annual requirement for our articles is between 1 and 40,000 pieces.
  • We generally follow a single-sourcing approach.
  • We enter into outline agreements for several years.
  • For logistical reasons, we avoid having parts supplied, preferring to order function-tested assemblies.
  • We prefer kanban supply agreements.
  • For tool-specific parts, we generally acquire ownership of the tools once serial production has been approved.
  • We generally specify the materials we order and expect to receive them with the appropriate documentation.
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Sustainable purchasing strategy: Quality and efficiency are the focus

We place a great emphasis on our purchasing strategy meeting both economic and ecological requirements, which is why we prefer long-term cooperations with high-quality, efficient suppliers. We are a dynamic company with significant access to the market and are looking for both national and international suppliers of assemblies. Final assembly and final inspection are primarily carried out in-house. 

Our relationships with suppliers focus on performance and are based on mutual trust. Our corporate ethic is based on the principles of honesty and reliability. 

We have three purchasing conditions:

  • Pricing: CPT – carriage paid to (Incoterms 2010), incl. packaging
  • Payment terms: 14 days with a 2% discount, 30 days net
  • Packaging: We prefer returnable packaging

Our general terms and conditions of purchase can be found here.