Our purchasing policy is formulated so as to obtain maximum competitive advantage without disregarding the desire to give equal opportunity to all suppliers. Relations with suppliers are guided by the principles of loyalty, transparency and impartiality.

Supplier selection and the setting of purchasing conditions are based on objective assessments of quality, price and the capacity to supply and guarantee services of a suitable level. Cooperation with the suppliers involves setting up partnerships to reach common goals such as the development of new products in collaboration with the group's technical offices.