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.

General Terms and Conditions of Purchase

Date: 06/2020 Format: PDF (102.05 kB)

Supplier Self-Assessment

Date: 08/2019 Format: PDF (857.13 kB)

Leica Purchase Management

Leica Camera AG

Leica Purchase Management
Am Leitz-Park 5
35578 Wetzlar

Phone: +49 (0) 6441 2080 - 0


All contacts

Strategic purchasing

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.

Operational purchasing

Operational Purchasing is your contact and partner in all matters regarding contract processing under serial-production conditions. The department is responsible for material planning and material procurement in terms of volumes and deadlines.

Purchasing Team

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.

Puchasing Team Contacts

Christine Bauer
Global Head of Purchasing
phone +49(0)6441/2080-565

Andrea Link
Assistent Purchasing
phone +49(0)6441/2080-644

Wolfgang Schermuly
Strategic Purchaser
Product group: OEM-products
phone +49(0)6441/2080-223

Christian Blum
Strategic Purchaser
Product groups: Printing, synthetics, advertising material
phone +49(0)6441/2080-254

Michael Wolf
Strategic Purchaser
Product groups: Optics, Rubber, Bags, Productpackaging
phone +49(0)6441/2080-225

Roger Aumüller
Strategic Purchaser
Production group: Sensor
phone +49(0)6441/2080-417

Frank Becker
Strategic Purchaser
Product groups: Mechanical, Surface-finishing, Semi-finished products
phone +49(0)6441/2080-454

Rui Martins
Strategic Purchaser
Production group: Electronics
phone +49(0)6441/2080-633

Frank Kraft
Strategic Purchaser
Product groups: Software, OEM-products
phone +49(0)6441/2080-391

Andreas Born
Supplier management / Strategic Purchaser
Product groups: Cast parts, stamping parts
phone +49(0)6441/2080-522

Kim Kaiser
Supplier management E-Procurement / Processes
phone +49(0)6441/2080-755

Sascha Kammer
Indirect Purchasing
Product groups: Facility management, facilities, investments, IT
phone +49(0)6441/2080-362

Markus Schmitt
Indirect Purchasing
Product groups: Services, agencies, logistics, packaging 
phone +49(0)6441/2080-219

Purchasing Portfolio

Choose from mechanical components, surface finishing, electronics, rubber, bags, packaging, print media, die-casting or plastics.

Leica Purchasing Portfolio

Mechanical components

• Turned steel components

• Milled steel components

• Turned NF-metal components

• Milled NF-metal components

• Precision stamped components

• Standard components

• Springs

Surface finishing

• Galvanisation

• Painting

• Coating


• Blanks

• Semi-finished lenses

• Optical/mechanical assemblies


• Assembly services

• Circuit boards, HDI, FPC, rigid-flex

• Sensors

• Displays

• Components


• Mouldings

• O-rings


• Leather

• Cordura


• Folding cartons in E/F corrugated card

• Rigid boxes

• Foams

Print media

• Manuals

• Brochures


• Die-cast aluminium components

• Die-cast magnesium components

• Precision castings


• Mouldings

• Machined components in PEEK and POM

Suppliers Rating

Constantly growing market requirements necessitate a continuous improvement and modification of customer-supplier relations. Our aim is to establish a working partnership with you to achieve mutual competitive advantages that ensure the success of our business in the global marketplace.

What we expect from our suppliers

• Quality assurance
• Delivery reliability and dispatching responsibility
• Flexibility and commitment
• Service
• Productivity
• Highly motivated collaboration
• Effective communication procedures
• Value for money
• Recognition and acceptance of Leica purchasing terms and conditions

Preconditions for long-term collaboration with our suppliers include

• Sustained reliability of supply to the quality specified by us
• Delivery reliability and flexibility
• Competitive prices and costs
• Good supplier assessment ratings, 75% of the purchasing volume is covered by A-rated suppliers
• Continuous, self-initiated improvement programmes and constant process analysis with the aim of increased productivity
• Readiness to provide support for future value analyses, workshops, etc.
• Development support
• The right to view and inspect supplier's production facilities at any time

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.

Quality management team contacts

Dr. Michael Metzele
Divisional Manager Quality Management
phone +49(0)6441/2080-736
telefax +49(0)6441/2080-333

Sven Vollert
Section Manager QM Incoming Goods
phone +49(0)6441/2080-645
telefax +49(0)6441/2080-341