ETO's purchasing department procures production materials and indirect materials, investments and services.

The purchase of production materials is structured according to commodity groups and is carried out decentralised by the independently operating ETO locations. The task of the decentralised purchasing organisation is to ensure a constant material flow with quality compliant and cost-optimised procurement from approved sources.

The tasks and responsibilities of the decentralised purchasers are coordinated by the commodity and lead buyer concept within the group structure.

The commodity and lead buyer concept ensures group-wide, strategic orientation in the selected material groups and particularly the use of synergies among the individual ETO locations.

In the ETO development locations, a project purchaser who accompanies the supplier during the development phase up to series start-up is available to assist suppliers as a central contact.