At a glance

When the name SEW-EURODRIVE is mentioned, one of the first things to spring to people’s minds is “electric motors”. That impression is true, electric motors formed the beginnings of our company. In the meantime, however, the brand SEW-EURODRIVE stands for much more, as our range of products and services has grown significantly. Gearmotors, gear units, motors, components for decentralized installation, electronically controlled drives, mechanical variable-speed gearmotors, as well as complete drive solutions that involve a lot of engineering.

As a leading global specialist in drive technology, we keep the world moving: from airport logistics to industrial processes. An important factor of achieving our goals is the employees. Each employee makes a valuable contribution to our company so that we can provide our customers with the products and solutions they need to succeed.

Areas of activity

The Purchase department is responsible for the production plants in Germany, the global headquarter of SEW-EURODRIVE. In Graben-Neudorf is the production and logistic of gears and motor components, in Bruchsal are the Electronics plant and the Plant for large gear units. For the big product portfolio of SEW-EURODRIVE we maintain a broad supplier base. The Purchase department is divided in five main areas of responsibilities: three specialized units for electronics, mechanic components and components for industrial gears, purchasing of indirect material and services and a group of project purchasers, purchasing analysts and global coordinators. The employees of the Purchase department are interface managers. We are working cross functional together with several departments, such as Research & Development, Quality, Logistics – to mention only a few.

Facts and figures

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Purchase volume: > 520 million €
Procurement employees: 42


If you are interested in purchase at SEW-EURODRIVE GmbH & Co KG please contact:

Bernd Kohring

Head of Purchase Germany

Assistant: Angelika Bittner

Email: angelika.bittner