Purchasing category overview

Purchasing at REHAU is organized in six globally operating purchasing departments. They largely follow a requirements-based structure and are grouped into individual purchasing categories and material groups. Find out more about purchasing categories and requirements at REHAU.

RAW Materials

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The strategic department "Purchasing Raw Materials" is responsible for the global supply of raw materials and recyclates of any kind for our business units window solutions, building technologies, civil engineering, furniture solutions and industrial solutions.

Purchasing categories of the raw materials purchasing department are:

  • Additives
  • High Performance Polymers
  • Polyamide
  • PE / PEX / Adhesion Promoters
  • PP
  • Recyclates
  • PVC
  • Plasticizer
  • Pigments / Masterbatches
  • Titanium Dioxide
  • Coating & Printing Inks
  • PVC Stabilizer / Modifier
  • Fillers
  • Renewable Raw Materials / Wood Fibres
  • Silicone
  • ABS / Acrylate
  • Ferrite

Bought-in parts

The strategic purchasing unit "Bought-in Parts" is responsible for the global supply of all trading and third party goods for our business units window solutions, building technologies, civil engineering, furniture solutions and industrial solutions.

Long-term partnerships that ensure a sustainable competitiveness of our systems solutions are the key to our success. This comes with high requirements to our suppliers in the fields of innovative capability as well as development and production capabilities.

We focus on the following purchasing categories:

  • Plastics & Injection Molding
  • Hoses & Accessoires
  • Foils
  • Electro
  • Tubes & Tube Systems
  • Gaskets & Insulation
  • Glass & Laminates
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The purchasing department for automotive is represented in our global purchasing network with sites in Europe, Northern America and South Africa in order to safeguard the supply of our plants and our diverse product portfolio of third party products. For this task, we are searching globally for suppliers production materials in the automotive industry.

Our department comprises the following categories: 

  • Raw Materials
  • Paints
  • Bought-in Parts
  • Plastics
  • Directed Parts
  • Standard fasteners & metal parts
  • Surfaces

Investment goods

Demands of investment goods of all REHAU production sites globally are coordinated by the purchasing department for investments. A global presence of the organization is ensured by representations in Europe, Asia, and Northern America. Purchasing strategies and decisions are made in collaboration with the technical departments and an extended body of experts. Thereby, we systematically promote purchasing in best cost countries while criteria of total cost, innovational aspects, and digitalization are taken into consideration.

Our department "Investment Goods" comprises the following purchasing categories: 

  • Extrusion equipment
  • Large size projects
  • Warehouse equipment
  • Check fixture, prototype molds / parts
  • Material feeding and mixing
  • Assembly equipment
  • Stillages, production machines
  • Injection- / Blow Molding machines
  • Injection- / Blow Molds
  • Version Fabrication
  • Tool shop machines, laboratory equipment
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Transportation and logistics

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The purchasing department for transport and logistics comprises the global procurement responsibility of in- and outbound transports on roads, sea & air, couriers, express and parcels services and further logistical services. The purchasing portfolio is complete by relocation services and fleet and travel management.

Categories in this purchasing department are:

  • Road Transport
  • Rail Transport
  • Steel drums
  • Air Freight
  • Sea freight
  • Courier, express & parcel
  • Warehouse and logistics services
  • Employee relocations
  • Machine removals
  • Travel- and Event Management
  • Fleet Management

Indirect materials and services

The purchasing department "Indirect Materials and Services" covers all goods and services that do not directly feed into production processes. It comprises all those materials and services required for the continuous operation over all levels and departments. Since process management has a high strategic importance in this field of procurement, we focus on efficient e-procurement solutions and the realization of system-supported solutions in the communication with our suppliers and partners.

Purchasing categories in the indirect materials and services department:

  • IT & Communication
  • MRO Goods (Maintenance, Repair, Operation)
  • Facility and Infrastructure
  • Supply Chain
  • Support Services 

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