The Raw Materials Purchasing department ensures reliable supply of foundry raw materials to smelting operations. Global procurement of raw materials is based on strategic considerations and includes aspects such as cost effectiveness, suitability, and frugality.

Arthur Wögerer

Head of Department Rawmaterial-purchasing




In order to achieve the goal of the company – ensuring success with a spirited, compliant company culture and customer satisfaction supported by delivery reliability, quality and service – the consequential use of both internal and external potentials is a vital factor for success.

We offer our suppliers:

  • a long-term partnership

  • a concentration of A and B suppliers

  • a win-win situation

  • supply management

  • continuous further development

  • a continuous improvement process (Supply Chain Improvement Process)

  • mutual problem solving

  • active collaboration among suppliers – raw materials purchasing – consumer

  • communication connecting buyer and supplier

Core fields and duties of the raw materials purchasing department: 

  • Ensuring the supply of melting operations with high quality raw materials, such as metals, ferro-alloys, scrap (alloyed and non-alloyed), ores and aggregates, refractory and the like as needed.
  • Optimizing raw materials stock
  • Securing the procurement of raw materials for the long-term at optimal procurement conditions.

Reliable, innovative cost-conscious suppliers/manufacturers are the basis for a cooperative and long-term collaboration.  These are the aspects that determine the selection of a supplier.  With that we are pursuing the goal of establishing preferred suppliers with whom we can develop strategic partnerships.

Supplier management consists of the following steps:

  • determining suppliers
  • selecting suppliers
  • qualifying suppliers
  • assessing and evaluating suppliers
  • developing suppliers

The supplier selection process occurs in accordance with the technical, commercial and strategic considerations of an interdisciplinary team at BÖHLER Edelstahl GmbH & Co KG.

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