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.
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.
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.
Divisional Manager Purchasing
Assistent of Division Purchasing
Assistant Purchasing Manager / authorised signatory
Product group: Flashlights, Lenses, Tripod, OEM-products
Product groups: Process materials, Consumables, Non-production materials
Senior Purchaser / Supplier Assessor
Product groups: Plastics, Print media, Services, Non-production materials
Product groups: Optics, Rubber, Bags, Packaging
Product groups: Non-production material
Product groups: Mechanical and standard components domestic, Surface-finishing, Semi-finished products
Product groups: Mechanical and standard components international, Die-casting, Software, Imaging
Production groups: Elektronics
Risk management, Producttransfer
Production groups: Optical/mechanical assemblies
Choose from mechanical components, surface finishing, electronics, rubber, bags, packaging, print media, die-casting or plastics.
• Turned steel components
• Milled steel components
• Turned NF-metal components
• Milled NF-metal components
• Precision stamped components
• Standard components
• Semi-finished lenses
• Optical/mechanical assemblies
• Assembly services
• Circuit boards, HDI, FPC, rigid-flex
• Folding cartons in E/F corrugated card
• Rigid boxes
• Die-cast aluminium components
• Die-cast magnesium components
• Precision castings
• 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. These are described in detail here and are also available as a PDF in our download zone.
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 endurance and climate tests. The duration of the testing phase may be up to four 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.