With effect from October 1, MD Foods is creating a global purchasing function.
"In co-operation with the suppliers, the move aims at achieving maximum advantage from the considerable purchasing strength deriving from the Group's size," says Group Director Kim Nielsen.
Consequently, one buyer only will be responsible for each of the individual purchasing areas for the whole Group.
Jørgen Skaarup, Logistics Director, Europe Division, has been appointed Purchasing Director.
The individual global purchasing areas will be handled by staff in the various divisions and companies.
"This is a new way of organising the Group's purchasing. We believe that it will significantly benefit both the Group and its suppliers," says Jørgen Skaarup.
Packaging and support relating to
purchasing of packaging machinery Jørgen K.T. Hansen, Europe Division
Plastic and glass bottles Jim Norton, UK Division
Milk and juice cartons Carsten Pedersen, MDIG
Ingredients Kurt Hansen, Danish Dairy Suppliers
Juice concentrates John Andersen, Rynkeby
Cleaning/energy Verner Knudsen, MDFI
Road transport Claus Haase, Europe Division
Overseas transport Niels Banche Petersen, Overseas Division
Moving machinery Kurt Dürr, Transport Division.
Fork-lift trucks MD Teknik
Non-food items for the dairies Kim Christiansen, Danish Dairy Suppliers
MDIG services and shipping Palle Nielsen, MDIG