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Start of the year with Suppliers of the CLAAS Group

First live Supplier Webcast from Global Purchasing

Suppliers of the CLAAS Group accepted the invitation to the live event under the motto "Connecting Strengths and Empowering Our Business".

After just over three months in the new organization, the first Supplier Webcast took place on January 11th, 2024 broadcasted live from the Atrium. Approximately 400 suppliers and 200 internal colleagues from Purchasing, Quality and Material Management followed the invitation of SVP Global Purchasing, Frank Sommer according to the new purchasing slogan "Connecting Strengths and Empowering Our Business".

First, CEO Jan-Hendrik Mohr presented latest developments and strategic fields of action at CLAAS to the suppliers. It became clear that innovations and investments as well as efficiency enhancements in the supply chains will be key for future success.

Live broadcast from the studio in Harsewinkel

Newly implemented was also the talk format, moderated by Vice President Product Strategy Tractors & Implements Simon Loquais. Vice Presidents Purchasing Georg Everwin, Nicolas Pommier and Thorsten Kleimann explained, how our suppliers can ideally support the CLAAS vision "We enable farmers to be the best in their field". Innovation, reliability, and cost efficiency were three topics that were emphasized.

In addition, the EVION became a central element of the event. Together with Purchaser Johannes Höing and Product Manager Alexander Schulze Lohoff, Senior Vice President Product Unit Bernd Kleffmann impressively demonstrated how the EVION perfectly rounds off the CLAAS combine harvester product range. EVION's modularity and the associated common components with other CLAAS products ensure more attractive volumes for suppliers. It became clear that there are many opportunities for our partners to actively shape the future together with CLAAS.