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

Date: 08/2019 Format: PDF (98.16 kB)

Supplier Self-Assessment

Date: 08/2019 Format: PDF (857.13 kB)

Leica Purchase Management

Leica Camera AG

Leica Purchase Management
Am Leitz-Park 5
35578 Wetzlar

Phone: +49 (0) 6441 2080 - 0


All contacts

Strategic purchasing

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.

Operational purchasing

Operational Purchasing is your contact and partner in all matters regarding contract processing under serial-production conditions. The department is responsible for material planning and material procurement in terms of volumes and deadlines.

Purchasing Team

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.

Puchasing Team Contacts

Ulrich Weigel
Divisional Manager Purchasing
phone +49(0)6441/2080-565

Andrea Link
Assistent of Division Purchasing
phone +49(0)6441/2080-644

Wolfgang Schermuly
Strategic Purchaser
Product group: OEM-products
phone +49(0)6441/2080-223

Christian Blum
Strategic Purchaser
Product groups: Printing, synthetics, advertising material
phone +49(0)6441/2080-254

Michael Wolf
Strategic Purchaser
Product groups: Optics, Rubber, Bags, Productpackaging
phone +49(0)6441/2080-225

Jan Meyer
Strategic Purchaser
Production group: Sensor
phone +49(0)6441/2080-224

Frank Becker
Strategic Purchaser
Product groups: Mechanical, Surface-finishing, Semi-finished products
phone +49(0)6441/2080-454

Rui Martins
Strategic Purchaser
Production group: Electronics
phone +49(0)6441/2080-633

Frank Kraft
Strategic Purchaser
Product groups: Software, OEM-products
phone +49(0)6441/2080-391

Andreas Born
Supplier management / Strategic Purchaser
Product groups: Cast parts, stamping parts
phone +49(0)6441/2080-522

Daniel Stöltzner
Supplier management E-Procurement / Processes
phone +49(0)6441/2080-755

Valentin Braun
Indirect Purchasing
Product groups: Services, agencies, logistics, packaging
phone +49(0)6441/2080-362

Markus Schmitt
Indirect Purchasing
Product groups: Facility management, facilities, investments, IT
phone +49(0)6441/2080-219

Anja Patzelt-Wagner
Indirect Purchasing
Product group: Catalogue requirements
phone +49(0)6441/2080-239

Purchasing Portfolio

Choose from mechanical components, surface finishing, electronics, rubber, bags, packaging, print media, die-casting or plastics.

Leica Purchasing Portfolio

Mechanical components

• Turned steel components

• Milled steel components

• Turned NF-metal components

• Milled NF-metal components

• Precision stamped components

• Standard components

• Springs

Surface finishing

• Galvanisation

• Painting

• Coating


• Blanks

• Semi-finished lenses

• Optical/mechanical assemblies


• Assembly services

• Circuit boards, HDI, FPC, rigid-flex

• Sensors

• Displays

• Components


• Mouldings

• O-rings


• Leather

• Cordura


• Folding cartons in E/F corrugated card

• Rigid boxes

• Foams

Print media

• Manuals

• Brochures


• Die-cast aluminium components

• Die-cast magnesium components

• Precision castings


• Mouldings

• Machined components in PEEK and POM

Approval Procedure

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.

Supplier approval

Date: 03/2014 Format: DNG (33.91 kB)

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.

Quality management team contacts

Jochen Schädlich 
Divisional Manager Quality Management
phone +49(0)6441/2080-216
telefax +49(0)6441/2080-333

Sven Vollert
Section Manager QM Incoming Goods
phone +49(0)6441/2080-645
telefax +49(0)6441/2080-341