Our categories of goods

The purchasing volume of the ASH Group is divided into 90 categories of goods. A category of goods comprises the articles and/or components and suppliers that provide the most synergies in terms of purchasing.

 

Purchasing objectives geared towards customer satisfaction

Our purchasing objectives are geared towards the requirements and satisfaction of our customers. For the optimum fulfilment of these requirements, we work together cross-Group with all participants in a lead buyer concept. We thus achieve the best combination of function, performance, and price.

In the process, the achievement of the quality objectives and the highest delivery reliability are absolutely vital requirements.

The categories of goods within the lead buyer structure are organised as follows

Drive technology

  • Clutches and cardan shafts
  • Axles, steering
  • Transmission
  • Chassis / chassis systems
  • Engines and engine parts
  • Brakes and brake parts
  • Exhaust pipe and exhaust gas post-treatment
  • Vehicle equipment parts

Hydraulics

  • Radiator
  • Hydraulic hoses
  • Hydraulic lines
  • Hydraulic screw connections
  • Hydraulic fittings
  • Hydraulic cylinders / accumulators
  • Hydraulic filters / valves
  • Hydraulic motors
  • Hydraulic pumps
  • Gear motor / pumps
  • Oils and lubricants

Drawing parts

  • Sprockets, toothed parts
  • Milled parts
  • Lathed parts
  • Steel blanks / edge parts
  • Stainless steel drawing parts
  • Aluminium/metal drawing parts
  • Welding assemblies
  • Mechanically processed welding assemblies
  • Base / adapter frames
  • Containers and tanks
  • Mounting assemblies
  • Tools, models            
  • Driver's cabs
  • Cutting edges
  • Fan
  • Roto-moulding
  • GRP parts
  • Injection-moulded parts
  • Deep-drawn parts
  • Forged parts
  • Cast iron parts
  • Paints and lacquers

Vehicles

  • Lorries and cars
  • Wheels, tyres, and rims
  • Third-party trade goods

DIN and standard parts

  • Heating, air conditioning, and accessories
  • Plastic parts
  • Rubber parts
  • Noise / sound insulation
  • Brushes and brooms
  • Water and suction hoses
  • Sealing profiles / rubber seals
  • Springs           
  • Rollers
  • Seats and seat parts
  • Pneumatic cylinders
  • Central lubrication system
  • Gas springs
  • Water pumps and accessories
  • Water fittings
  • Rubber-metal bearings / dampers
  • Ball / roller bearings
  • Slide bearings / bushes
  • Joints / swivel heads
  • Mechanical connecting elements
  • Standard purchased parts
  • Other non-standard purchased parts
  • Stickers / labels
  • Miscellaneous

Electronics and electrical components

  • Electrical lines
  • Electrical and electronic parts
  • Lighting, lamps
  • Electrical assemblies / controllers

Investment goods and services

  • Semi-finished products, standard
  • Semi-finished products, special dimensions
  • All kinds of packaging
  • Energy
  • Office materials / books
  • Personal protective equipment
  • Consumables
  • Machine tools
  • Workshop equipment, tools
  • Technical documentation, printed matter
  • Furniture
  • Development services
  • Conversion and construction measures, inventory
  • TÜV, calibration
  • Repairs
  • transportation logistics