Patria and its Business Units control and develop the Group's strategic purchasing and buying, logistics, partnership and subcontractor networks in a manner that produces the most cost-effective value to its customers and owners. Patria’s purchasing supports Patria and its Business Units in achieving their goals at the customer interface by providing, developing and coordinating the most competitive purchasing, buying and logistics processes.
Controlling partnership and subcontractor networks utilises Patria’s entire purchasing power whenever this is possible financially, quality-wise and within the delivery terms, while catering for, sharing and developing common operating models, systems, processes and best practices. Patria operates only with suppliers, subcontractors, consultants and representatives who are ready to comply in their work with the principles of Patria’s Code of Conduct.
Patria requires that all suppliers, subcontractors, consultants and representatives abide by local legislation in all countries in which they operate. When competing for new projects, the significance of the added value contributed by suppliers has increased further. Suppliers providing concrete added value can participate in projects at an early stage as risk-sharing partners, active product developers and by providing support in discharging offset obligations. Long-term projects emphasise suppliers’ capability for long-term cooperation on the further maintenance of delivered solutions.