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Material Management

Material Management

Material Management

Purchasing - Contracting authority - Logistics


Comprehensive - Varied - Innovative


The DESY research facility is one of the world’s leading accelerator centres. Researchers use the facility to explore matter and the nanocosmos in all of its variety. The accelerator and the detectors developed and constructed by DESY are unique research tools: They generate the world’s most intense X-ray light, accelerate particles to record energies and provide new possibilities for exploring the universe.


As a research partner and service provider, our Purchasing and Logistics department facilitate the economic and timely delivery of goods and services required for the top international research carried out at DESY.


As a public contracting authority, “Purchasing” refers to the awarding of service contracts and procurement of products according to statutory framework provisions. This entails a primary focus on the economic use of public resources, ensuring that the life cycle of products and energy and water consumption requirements remain low, in addition to ensuring compliance with human rights and acting in an environmentally friendly manner. Transparency, equality and the interests of small and medium-sized enterprises are our top priorities.


We procure and move goods to two locations amounting to EUR 120 million per year – from office equipment to measuring devices, from civil engineering to building construction, we cover all grounds.


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