The organisation of purchasing at Leica Camera AG is strategically centralised (Wetzlar) and operationally decentralised. Operational (product line) purchasing takes place in both manufacturing locations.
General Terms and Conditions of Purchase
Quality Assurance Agreement (QAA)
Request for Supplier Exception Approval
Strategic Purchasing is your contact and partner in all matters regarding cooperative activities and is responsible for collaboration with Quality Management on the choice and assessment of suppliers, project and production start-ups, price and cost agreements, basic agreements and volume contracts. In close collaboration with Operational Purchasing, Strategic Purchasing regulates ordering and material planning and manages all projects and start-ups up to serial-production maturity, taking immediate action in cases of serial-production-process disruption. Together with our Quality Management, Strategic Purchasing is your partner for audits, choice of suppliers and supplier assessment.
Click here to see who belongs to Leica’s reputable Purchasing Team. If you require any further information or would like to contact a representative of our Purchasing Team, please let us know and we'll be happy to assist.
Global Head of Purchasing
Assistent of Division Purchasing
Product group: OEM-products
Product groups: Printing, synthetics, advertising material
Product groups: Optics, Rubber, Bags, Productpackaging
Production group: Sensor
Product groups: Mechanical, Surface-finishing, Semi-finished products
Production group: Electronics
Product groups: Software, OEM-products
Supplier management / Strategic Purchaser
Product groups: Cast parts, stamping parts
Supplier management E-Procurement / Processes
Product groups: Services, agencies, logistics, packaging
Product groups: Facility management, facilities, investments, IT
Product group: Catalogue requirements
Choose from mechanical components, surface finishing, electronics, rubber, bags, packaging, print media, die-casting or plastics.
• Turned steel components
• Milled steel components
• Turned NF-metal components
• Milled NF-metal components
• Precision stamped components
• Standard components
• Semi-finished lenses
• Optical/mechanical assemblies
• Assembly services
• Circuit boards, HDI, FPC, rigid-flex
• Folding cartons in E/F corrugated card
• Rigid boxes
• Die-cast aluminium components
• Die-cast magnesium components
• Precision castings
• Machined components in PEEK and POM
Approval as an official supplier of Leica Camera AG may be given after completion of the following procedures.
Phase 1: Supplier application
Please complete and return your Supplier Self-Assessment by email to the appropriate strategic purchaser for your product category.
You can download the application below.
Phase 2: Feedback from Leica Camera AG
You will receive confirmation of the receipt of your supplier application.
Phase 3: Supplier audit
A supplier audit, if considered necessary, will take place on your company premises. In general, such an audit is performed by the strategic purchaser, a member of the Quality Management Department and, if required, a member of the Technical Department.
Phase 4: Sample order
An order for samples is initiated by Leica Camera AG. The delivery of sample components for examination and approval is accompanied by a free first sample test report. A description of the approval process can be found in the menu under ‘Component approval'.
Phase 5: Supplier approval
You will be approved as a supplier of serial-production components following a positive audit and approval of the samples submitted.
Quality Management Team
The quality of Leica products is due to the quality of its team. See who’s hard at work behind the scenes of Leica Quality Management here. If you have any questions or would like to contact one of our team members, feel free to get in touch, and we’ll do everything we can to help you.