​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​​Procurement at Outokumpu​​

Outokumpu Procurement is a global organization that has the full responsibility of all contracts and operative procurement across all our business areas. This enables our suppliers to have just one contact point for whole Outokumpu.​

Procurement works through cross-functional category teams consisting of procurement experts and experts from the business areas. The cross-functional category teams not only bundle demand to capture best value from the supplier market, but work together with the strategically selected suppliers towards lowering the total cost of ownership and bringing value to our customers.

Examples of procurement categories

 Raw materials

Raw materials procurement – responsible for raw material purchases
  • Stainless nickel and ferrochrome
  • Stainless scrap
  • Molybdenum and other ferroalloys

 Energy

Energy procurement – responsible for electricity purchases and other energy matters
  • Electricity energy
  • Natural gas
  • LNG
  • Propane

 General procurement

General procurement – responsible for all other purchase needs

  • Graphite electrodes
  • Refractories
  • Industrial gases
  • Mill rolls
  • Chemicals
  • Packaging materials
  • Steel interleaving paper
  • Protective films
  • Maintenance, equipment and spare parts
  • IT
  • Travel
  • Indirect
  • Transportation