Sodimex FR

The Socfin Group has used the Sodimex central purchasing service for over 35 years.

Sodimex is the Socfin Group’s central purchasing service.
 

Activities

  • Central purchasing: meeting the equipment needs of planters and millers;
  • Import - export service: logistics and administration for the export of goods to Africa and Asia, and logistics for goods movements between African countries;
  • Equipment standardisation service: standardised responses to different needs for multi-site structures (Landini 8860 tractor);
  • Support and expert advice on the establishment of procedures: purchasing and purchasing strategy, receipt of goods, stock.

Strengths

  • Long experience as a central purchasing service for planters and millers: appropriate and precise response to the expressed need;
  • Personalised knowledge of its customers: regular contacts and field visits;
  • Accurate product knowledge;
  • Economies of scale ensure better value for money;
  • Ethics and good governance in the procurement process: transparency in contract management;
  • In-depth knowledge of the network of specialist suppliers to the sector;

The central purchasing service specialises in equipment specific to oil palm and rubber cultivation and the associated industrial processes. Furthermore, in order to provide optimal service to its customers, some services are delivered by specialists in the sector.

Sodimex

  • Specialised industrial equipment for oil mills and rubber processing plants;
  • Agricultural equipment: plant protection products, fertilisers, irrigation equipment;
  • Civil engineering, road-making and agricultural machinery;
  • Spare parts, materials and standard consumables;
  • Industrial packaging.

Subcontractors (Van Den Dorpe and GTEX):
Proven experience of international trade relating to agro-industrial plantations enables Sodimex to ‘offer the best product at the best price with the fastest delivery time’.


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