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Efficient procurement in a volatile world

Mercateo was represented at eWorld Procurement & Supply in London with a booth for the fourth time. The trade fair is one of the most important events in Europe for the companies and decision makers in procurement. Topics this year included managing business risks in a volatile world, collaborative networks for the procurement and optimisation of processes.

“Digitalize or Die” – how digitalization can succeed in purchasing

On 8th November 2016, numerous decision-makers from various European procurement departments met at the 4th Mercateo Executive Summit at Berlin’s ‘Adagio’. The participants discussed how the opportunities of digitalisation can be used and how variety can be ensured in purchasing. The focus was set by Eva Wimmers‘, President Europe Huawei Honor, keynote. The title was “Digitalize or Die”. In this, Wimmers highlighted important points that companies should consider for successful digitalization.

Mercateo launches its B2B platform in Switzerland

With immediate effect, Mercateo AG is going online in Switzerland with its procurement platform. At www.mercateo.ch both existing international customers as well as new customers based in Switzerland now have the opportunity to connect Mercateo to their ERP system as a European-wide system solution. The company is therefore responding to the growing demand from customers and primary suppliers for a presence in Switzerland. Mercateo is therefore represented in 13 other European countries besides Germany.

25 percent increase in sales: 2015 was a record year for Mercateo

Mercateo AG is reporting another record year. Sales in 2015 increased by 25 percent to EUR 200.2 million compared to 2014 (2014: EUR 160.0 million). Mercateo is Europe’s leading B2B procurement platform where companies cover their business supplies and buyers and suppliers network with each other. Today, the company company operates in 13 European countries and has more than 400 employees.

Mercateo networks companies all over Europe

The B2B procurement platform Mercateo is strengthening its international presence with the foundation of its own national subsidiaries in Italy and Spain and with the Spanish and Belgian platforms going live. Companies can now network with their international branches via Mercateo in 13 European countries. Mercateo AG is therefore responding to their customers’ growing demand for new infrastructures for digital networking in the B2B environment.

Strong sales growth at Mercateo

Mercateo was able to increase its turnover by 19 percent to EUR 160 million in the 2014 financial year. Growth factors were above all the considerable rise in customers who systemically use Mercateo as a purchasing solution as well as the positive trend within international subsidiaries.

Huge interest in best practice presentation at eWorld

More than 300 purchasing managers and decision-makers in the purchasing process made their way to London for the eWorld Procurement & Supply on 3 March 2015 to obtain information about the latest trends and technologies in purchasing. Mercateo was once again one of the sponsors and also present with its own exhibition stand.

Mercateo as a model for successful global business

At the "Außenwirtschaftstag Sachsen-Anhalt 2014" (Saxony-Anhalt Foreign Trade Conference 2014), the Director Peter Ledermann talked about the company's international success, and about difficulties encountered on the road to that success. With reports from practice like this, the event organisers sought to encourage other businesses from the region to expand their business models to the international stage.

Mercateo is awarded the RWE Supplier Award "Quality Global"

At the 7th RWE supplier conference on 18 November 2014, Mercateo received the "RWE Supplier Award Global Quality" for being the energy provider's best international supplier. With this award, RWE recognised international work for procurement at Group Business Services GmbH (GBS) and the national subsidiaries over the past four years.

New infrastructures are fundamentally changing procurement systems

On the evening of 11 November 2014, experts from the procurement segment came together at the sky lounge of Berlin’s “ewerk”. Over 50 executives, managers and strategic heads of purchasing from groups such as Deutsche Telekom, Vistaprint, Deutsche Lufthansa and RWE attended Mercateo’s 2nd Executive Summit to discuss innovative e-procurement strategies and new options for procurement structures.

Mercateo UK: Networking at eWorld Purchasing & Supply in London

On 24 September 2014, Mercateo UK Ltd. was one of the sponsors of eWorld Purchasing & Supply in London. In addition to many interesting presentations, it was important for Mercateo to use the event to show its presence on the British market, so as to continue strengthening the prominence of Europe's leading procurement platform.

Information from Mercateo about Heartbleed

In recent weeks, virtually no other topic has been taken up in the media so strongly as the so-called "Heartbleed Bug." This programming error appears in the "OpenSSL" cryptographic library which is used by numerous global internet providers in order to protect sensitive data against external access.

Mercateo continues on path of growth

In the 2013 financial year, Mercateo AG increased its turnover by 4 %, reaching 135 million Euros. The leading procurement platform in Europe reports negative effects due to new advertising tariffs at Google on the one hand, yet strong growth in promising areas of business on the other, led by business with big customers, accounting for an increase in turnover of over 50 %, as well as international business, with turnover outside the German speaking countries having more than doubled.