At each key stage in your product’s life cycle, the purchasing department is at your side. From design to obsolescence management, including the industrialisation and production stages, our experts work with you to provide you with the best procurement and component-management strategy.

Ambitions that meet your purchasing needs

Our strategy is based on several key elements:

  • offer a complete material-management solution, from quotation to serial supply and prototypes
  • involve our partners in projects as early as the design stage thanks to dedicated teams
  • identify, analyse and eradicate supply risks
  • optimise cash management through the implementation of consigned stocks and logistics contracts
  • promote the adaptability and responsiveness of our suppliers
  • provide suggestions for price improvement with a constant desire to optimise purchasing conditions (technical or logistical proposals, recurring negotiations)


International teams for optimised material management

Procurement experts at your service:

  • a corporate team that acts at the global level
  • relays on our production sites to manage our local suppliers
  • a team in China to work in proximity to our Asian suppliers
  • dedicated buyers incorporated into project teams

A privileged and lasting relationship with our partners

We select our suppliers using very strict criteria, adapted to our markets, which allows us to build a lasting relationship with reliable players. To guarantee the quality of the products supplied, our suppliers are regularly audited.

The expectations we have of our suppliers are those we promise our customers; our performance is determined by theirs.

A key service for reducing the environmental impact of a product

The Electronics activity of LACROIX is increasingly introducing initiatives to meet environmental protection challenges, in particular through its eco-design and eco-production strategies for its customers’ on-board systems and Industrial IoT objects. The Purchasing Department also implements an environmentally-sound procurement approach by implementing a strategy built on several pillars:

  • In our purchasing contracts, we require our suppliers to comply with the ISO 14001 standard and our ethics charter.
  • We ensure compliance with environmental standards including REACH and RoHS by analysing nomenclatures.
  • We anticipate component obsolescence right from the project design phase.
  • Whenever possible, we use suppliers located near our factories for all procurement of mechanical, plastic and packaging parts.
  • We favour haulage methods with low environmental impact, such as boats or trains.
  • We keep consignment stocks of components on our sites so that fewer haulage operations are required.
  • We encourage the use of reusable or recyclable containers for product haulage outwards to our customers or inwards from our suppliers.