Clark, NJ—Dec. 29, 2015—GEP, a global provider of procurement services and procurement software to Fortune 500 and Global 2000 enterprises worldwide, announced that Ahlstrom, a market-leading fiber-based materials company, selected GEP to provide a range of procurement and purchasing services.
Founded in 1851, Ahlstrom has 3,400 employees and 29 manufacturing plants around the world. The company, based in Finland, is a global market leader, with a strong presence in a number of vertical markets, including construction and building materials, life sciences, manufacturing, and food and beverage.
Ahlstrom's world-class procurement team worked with GEP in successful partnership for more than five years.
"We're delighted to announce the expansion of our work with a client we value highly," said Matthew Bardell, head of GEP's European operations. "The people at Ahlstrom are great partners—and the results we've achieved together speak volumes about our shared commitment to generating value for the organization."
"GEP has helped us to implement standardized, effective, request for quotation (RFQ) processes and maintain consistent and repetitive tendering activities with detailed and full cost breakdown," said Rainer Lemmer, Ahlstrom's global sourcing director, indirect and services.