Our suppliers

Mission

The role of Purchasing in Antalis is to source quality products with effective service solutions for all of the Antalis business areas in a cost effective and responsible manner.

We strive to be a professional and efficient business partner to our suppliers and to develop a business relationship that delivers long term benefits to both parties.

Succeeding in the increasingly competitive environment of serving customer needs requires that we innovate and continuously develop cooperation with all of our stakeholders.

Our ambition is to be a professional and value adding business partner to our suppliers. We want to build a positive long term productive working relationship based upon trust and commitment. With selected suppliers we seek to develop our relationship into a real collaboration based on openness and information sharing. This leads to joint optimisation of the entire value chain while sharing best practices for instance in demand forecasting, order placement and in-bound logistics. It also enables better and more relevant product development. We believe that this kind of long-term co-operation results in innovation and growth for both parties.

If you would like more information or to be considered as an Antalis supplier, please contact

Mike Whitehead, Group Purchasing Director, Antalis International

mike.whitehead@antalis.com

Antalis Purchasing Organisation

Category and Regional Management

Antalis Purchasing operates through regional teams and cross-country category teams which include Print Papers, Office Papers, Graphical Board, Packaging and Visual Communication. Each team optimises the Antalis spend and inbound supply chain and manages the relationships with suppliers according to the defined long-term strategy set at Antalis International level for each business area. Purchasing teams operate closely with the business management and functions, such as Marketing, Supply Chain, Finance and MIS, CRS and Legal  to ensure an overall business view is taken when managing our suppliers.

Procurement

Local procurement teams ensure optimal levels of stocks are held at each of our stockholding facilities across Antalis in order to enable the most effective availability of a selected Supplier’s product portfolio to be offered to the local market

Technical services

In order to ensure that the customers of Antalis receive a top-rate service when it comes to product quality, Antalis has dedicated Technical Services personnel employed in the field to assist with problem diagnosis, product & process suitability and training. This service is supplementary to the technical service and support provided by our suppliers.

General Purchasing Conditions

Except otherwise expressly agreed in writing, our Purchasing teams enter into relationships with our suppliers on the basis of our Group General Purchasing Conditions or their local adapted versions, available upon request or on the following link or on the website of our local subsidiaries.