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: 02/2021 Format: PDF (104.60 kB)

Supplier Self-Assessment

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

Material Compliance Guideline

Date: 02/2021 Format: PDF (488.25 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

Gerhard Bechauf
Global Director Purchasing and SCM
Authorized Officer
phone +49(0)6441/2080-875

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

Frank Bergmann
Leiter strategischer Einkauf | Head of strategic Sourcing
Warengruppen: Sensoren, Rohleiterkarten, bestückte Leiterkarten
Tel: +49(0)6441-2080-364 |

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

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

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

Sascha Kammer
Indirect Purchasing
Product groups: Facility management, facilities, investments, IT
phone +49(0)6441/2080-362

Markus Schmitt
Indirect Purchasing
Product groups: Services, agencies, logistics, packaging 
phone +49(0)6441/2080-219

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

Component Approval Procedure

Approval of first samples submitted to Leica Camera AG may be given after completion of the following procedures. 

1. Order from Leica Camera AG

The supplier has taken part in a comparative bid/benchmarking test and has recognised and accepted the Leica purchasing terms and conditions. An order from the supplier is initiated by Leica Camera AG on the basis of the supplier's submission.

2. Provision of sample components

The supplier provides the required number of sample components for approval free of charge. The delivery is accompanied by a first sample test report in accordance with VDA 2 at no extra cost.

3. Examination and testing by the Leica Camera AG Quality Management Department

Quality Management examines and tests the sample
components received for dimensional compliance and appearance and under consideration of the first sample test report.

4. Installation testing

Functional testing is performed by means of an installation test with the sample components. If required, the samples are subjected to various stress and environmental tests. The duration of the testing phase may be up to six weeks, depending on requirements.

5. Approval for serial-production delivery

If the tests performed on our premises in the course of phases 3 and 4 are completed successfully, the Quality Management Department of Leica camera AG grants approval for serial-production delivery.

PLEASE NOTE: Should the samples submitted not fulfil the quality standards and specifications stipulated by Leica, new samples must be provided for further quality testing. This also applies in the case of changes in products already approved by Leica when:
(a) new materials have been employed
(b) new tooling has been used
(c) construction plans have been modified
(d) new components have been used
(e) production processes have been modified

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

Dr. Michael Metzele
Divisional Manager Quality Management
phone +49(0)6441/2080-736
telefax +49(0)6441/2080-333