Active on the market worldwide
Rapid change in the automotive industry demands continual development of new, higher-performance products. Only by permanently striving for technological, qualitative, and cost-oriented excellence will we be able to satisfy global market requirements, which will continue to rise in the next few years, as well as our customers.
Top performance and comprehensive service are expected of us and our suppliers. Only a strong, performance-optimized, closely cooperating partnership with our leading suppliers can support the Behr Group’s performance leadership strategy in the long run. For this reason, purchasing plays an essential role at Behr. Here, we build on our many years of experience and, together with our employees, manage a worldwide purchasing volume of 1.8 billion euros at 14 locations. We encourage and challenge ourselves and our partners to attain above-average performance in the four value drivers of quality, innovation, costs, and logistics.
Our purchasing culture and relationship to our customers is founded on these Behr values.
We are innovative
Future-oriented products are our goal.
In innovation partnering, we integrate our partners in the conception and development process as early on as possible. Together with them, we ask ourselves what solutions our customers will need tomorrow.
Purchasing marketing - strategically distributed at locations in Europe, the Americas, and Asia - pro-actively supports the worldwide purchasing organization by observing market trends and developmental tendencies.
We are people-oriented
Performance needs a good company culture, trust, and fairness.We set great store by openness: we live by it with our internal and external partners, and support it through feedback meetings. Mutual acceptance and tolerance are integral to our intercultural cooperations with customers, partners, and suppliers.
We are reliable
We keep our promises and agreements.
Thanks to transparent processes and understandable decisions, which are essential pillars of our supplier management system, we can guarantee fast response times on both sides and create a basis for mutual support.
We are results-focused
In our industry, profitability is imperative.Together with our suppliers, we continually optimize processes and costs. The worldwide supplier support program supports our partners by analyzing processes to further develop their products and optimize the supply chain.
We are cooperative
Together with our suppliers, we ensure the high quality of our products Products and services. The main focus is on the clear definition of processes and responsibilities in the entire supply chain with our suppliers worldwide. We ensure transparent processes and understandable decisions with our supplier management.