A global supply chain
In 2019, Gränges had around 2,500 (2,200) suppliers globally, of which 158 (143) were defined as significant1).
Around 77 per cent (85) of the purchase value from significant suppliers was related to direct materials, i.e. sourcing of primary ingots, rolling slabs, alloying elements, and recycled aluminium. Slabs were purchased directly from smelters while ingots were sourced mainly from commodity traders. Indirect materials and services accounted for some 23 per cent (15) of the purchase value, and important categories included transport, utilities and services.
Sourcing activities are mainly managed by the local procurement organization and the supplier base is generally geographically close to the respective markets.
1)Suppliers with a purchase value above SEK 5 million CNY 5 million or USD 0.5 million.