The “Business Unit Air Tanks” business unit of Frauenthal Automotive is a multi-company unit with two plants featuring the necessary operating structures. Strategic management and procurement coordination is the responsibility of the Strategic Procurement Manager and individual strategic buyers who are responsible for the commodities groups.
The procurement organization thus consists of clearly focused units: the strategic responsible for both production sites and the operative procurement at individual sites. The strategic procurement team is responsible for securing important material groups, such as raw materials, energy, and operating accessories.
We want to systematically develop synergies and cost-reduction potential by combining required quantities and using global sourcing between the sites.
Operative procurement teams at sites are responsible for securing materials for day-to-day business, consistently with cooperation with the strategic buyers. They form a direct link between sites needs and our suppliers.