The Global Purchasing Network of Festo is responsible for the supply of the company and for the purchasing of:
- Production material, components
- Systems, finished products
- Capital goods, services as well as operation supplies.
The purchasing functions are divided into the economic regions of Western Europe, Eastern Europe, Asia and America. The main percentage of purchasing falls to Western Europe. However the total procurement volume is shifting to the Non-Euro-Regions, especially to Asia (China and India) and Eastern Europe.
In year 2011 goods and services totalling 603 Million Euros were purchased, of which about 51.9% of all production material and finished products were purchased abroad.