Since Danfoss is a global group with product development, manufacturing and sales on six continents, our purchasing organization is also global to support our earnings goals.
We have around 230 purchasers across 45 purchasing units worldwide. These purchasers strengthen the competitiveness of the Danfoss product divisions by entering into mutually beneficial purchasing agreements and initiating extensive and profitable supplier co-operation arrangements.
Due to the high volume involved in global purchasing, we operate with specialized purchasers responsible for key products and materials.
Our Danfoss Procurement Committee comprises senior purchasing managers from the divisions and is chaired by an executive vice president. Because purchasing is critical to our business goals, it involves high-level commitment within the organization.
Group Procurement Teams are set up within casting, steel, non-ferrous, electronics, turned parts, pressed parts, plastic and packaging. Each team has a lead buyer who exclusively negotiates agreements with suppliers globally on behalf of the entire Danfoss Group.
Danfoss divisions do, however, handle some operations individually through 45 separate purchasing departments worldwide.
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