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Unique know-how

Since its creation in 1991, ETE has acquired unique know-how in purchasing and logistics: purchasing, creation and management of customer catalogues, freight and logistics, complete supply chain management.

The mission of the ETE Procurement department is to:

  • Identify the sourcing that most closely matches the customer’s needs in terms of cost, location, lead-times and quality
  • Develop and set up purchasing strategies that improve the competitiveness of our offer
  • Expand the supplier base through sourcing actions and the qualification of new suppliers, equipment and services
  • Develop and manage lasting relationships with strategic suppliers
  • Promote design-to-cost solutions to improve the economic efficiency of engineering
  • Manage and update our purchasing management platform

Routine purchases, spare parts, obsolescence management including proposals to replace or renovate worn-out products or parts—our teams will find the best answer for you. We also manage complex procurement projects.

We work primarily in the following fields:

  • Exploration, production and distribution of energy (gas, oil), mining and quarries
  • Refineries and petrochemical plants
  • Production and distribution of electricity
  • Related products
  • All industrial purchases

We also manage the complete supply chain and handle all logistics We deliver materials and equipment to the site specified by our customer.

Freight and logistics are handled in partnership with experienced professionals with whom we have worked for many years.

We also work with our customers in creating made-to-order catalogues.

Suitable Sourcing

Our teams negotiate with reputable suppliers to obtain the most competitive prices on the market. For best results, our buyers have access to our databases, which list more than 7000 suppliers from across the world.

Thanks to this database and our agreements with suppliers, we can provide tens of thousands of different types of spare parts in the following domains:

  • Exploration, production and distribution of energy (gas, oil), mining and quarries
  • Refineries and petrochemical plants
  • Production and distribution of electricity
  • Related products
  • All industrial purchases

Our criteria for selecting suppliers include:

  • capacity to respond within 72 hours maximum
  • meeting deadlines
  • quality of the technical support
  • competitive prices
  • API or other certifications, depending on equipment

Our suppliers are recognized in the industrial domains in which we work (API certifications, etc.) We contact independent companies such as Bureau Veritas to inspect machines and equipment.

Organization of procurement adapted to customer needs

Our teams are composed of professional purchasers with experience in the energy field and the export of products and services.

One person manages your account; our order management system then allows any member of the team to follow up on your request and answer your questions.

Our ‘Procurement’ team manages procurement for companies across the world.

Les familles de produits que nous sourçons régulièrement sont les suivantes


  • Radio
  • Software
  • Networks
  • Computers
  • Antennas


  • Maintenance
  • Electricity
  • Machine tools
  • Specialized tools
  • Cleaning and maintenance


  • Measurement
  • Sensor
  • Manometer
  • Electronics


  • Sling
  • Shackle
  • Handling
  • Conveying
  • Hoist


  • Low and medium voltage electrical equipment
  • ATEX
  • High voltages
  • Cables


  • UPN
  • Sheets and strips
  • Rings
  • Rails
  • Duckboard


  • Pipes
  • Connector
  • Valves
  • Pigs
  • Tubes


  • PPE
  • Harness
  • Marine equipment
  • ATEX equipment


  • Pumps
  • Motor / Generators
  • Compressors
  • Hydraulic and pneumatic system


  • Spare parts
  • New vehicles
  • Pre-owned vehicles
  • Construction equipment
  • Lifting equipment


  • Casing / Tubing
  • Drill pipes / Drill collars
  • Fishing equipment
  • Drill bit
  • DOB


  • Converted containers, offices, living and technical spaces
  • Household appliances
  • Leisure
  • Warehouse
  • Tank

Organized and planned according to your needs

We also provide the complete supply chain and handle all logistics. We supply materials and equipment to the requested site, according to your incoterm specifications.

Our teams are experienced in overland, sea and air transport and exceptional carriage.

They organize delivery and follow-up according to the site, time and budget constraints of customers.

We can also work with customers’ carriers.

Partners specialized in packaging that meets SEI standards for overland, air or maritime freight, transport of dangerous products, exceptional carriage.

We work with companies specialized in packaging, for freight departing from Europe, the USA, the Middle-East or Africa.

These companies make packaging and merchandise delivery crates for all types of transport–by road, sea or air–and also design customized packaging if required.

Parts and packages are labelled at customer request and may include the apposition of bar codes.

Partners specialized in freight and logistics

We work with experienced, specialized transporters, or with customers’ carriers.

Our transport partners are authorized to organize carriage in the countries they serve: thus they are empowered to carry out customs formalities (customs clearance, export formalities, port of exit, insurance, etc.). Consequently, transport and logistics are organized in accordance with customer requirements (place, time and budget) and insurance covers all the usual guaranties.

To optimize costs, orders can also be grouped and consolidated if customers choose this option.

Tailored Routine Purchases

Some customers entrust management of their routine purchases to us. Depending on their needs, we prepare product catalogues with them; these include specific purchasing categories for which ETE guarantees annually set prices and availability.

For this type of contract, an ETE team operates like an outsourced purchasing department dedicated to the customer.

The customer delegates routine purchases to a partner, so the company’s own teams of buyers can concentrate on large-scale, technical projects.

We use specific performance indicators—identified and requested by customers—to follow up on our outsourced purchasing management services. These indicators may include, for example, reactivity, reliability and competitiveness.

Good planning of procurement activities (purchasing and logistics) is important because only the equipment needed for the project to move forward at any given moment should be delivered to the site. This is of key importance.

So planning purchases is one of the most important skills of ETE teams.