Global and local supplies
Global and local supplies

PPC focuses on both global suppliers where synergies are possible and on local suppliers where local demands are applicable. We remain open, competitive and fair all the time; compliance is part of our daily work.

Cost-optimized procurement process
Cost-optimized procurement process

We act competently, reliably and transparently by using cost-optimized procurement processes which we continually develop in line with our requirements. make-or-buy comparisons for purchased articles are part of our responsibilities to find the best cost optimized solutions.


We work cooperatively within our departments by understanding our business’s needs and challenges and take a leading role in providing excellent service. We act as a team while respecting the individual.


Our success is based on sharing expertise and specific know-how within the PPC group, we commit ourselves to lifelong learning.

Raw material

Basic raw materials required for our porcelain production are:

  • Alumina
  • Feldspar (potash feldspar, sodium-potash-feldspar, mixed types)
  • China clays (classic and mixed layers)
  • Ball clays (kaolinite and illite types)
  • China clay chamottes

For the production of insulator glazes, the following materials are needed:

  • Quartz sand
  • Iron oxid
  • Chrome oxid
  • Manganese oxid
  • Pigments
  • Soapstone
  • Calcite
  • Zirconium silicate

High-quality level is a pre-condition for all raw materials!

Metal components/fittings

Besides the porcelain body, metal casting parts are needed for producing a full functional porcelain insulator. So we are looking for suppliers to deliver metal castings made of iron or aluminum:

  • in different material grades from GJMB 350-10 till GJS 500-7,
  • galvanized/anodized,
  • partially machined.

Dimensions vary from PCD 70mm to 500mm with weights between 1kg and 70kg.

Other connecting metal parts like caps and pins are part of our product.


PPC group has various logistical needs, ranging from warehousing to logistics for transport in all modes: sea, road and rail freight for insulators, raw materials and fittings.

In the US we are operating 2 distribution hubs where we deliver on LTL and FTL basis to fulfill our customers’ needs: TL volume 1800 shipments per annum – 85% of which are done by LTL. All ancilliary services around logistics, i.e. container trucking, customs clearance etc., are required from potential suppliers.

If you are interested in supplying raw materials, casting parts/fittings or logistic services to PPC Group, please contact the responsible Commodity Manager. We are very interested in finding new sources and new materials that serve our customers’ needs at their best.

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