That's why we are stable - even in times of market turmoilGES is a worldwide partner network with partners right at the origin of graphite products. Geographic proximity allows us to directly influence the business policies of graphite producers. The GES Group negotiates exclusive contracts and thus has priority in the supply of graphite materials. Our customers in Europe benefit because we can guarantee an above-average level of delivery readiness.
Strengths of the GES graphite network
High delivery readiness level: one for all, all for one
Through global networking, every GES member can access the inventory of all members. Short-term delivery capacity can thus be increased. We also have stable partnerships with manufacturers and an excellent reputation; not least because of the high purchasing volumes. Graphite suppliers grant GES exclusive rights and conditions. In this way, GES secures a competitive advantage that it can pass on to end users, e.g. in Europe.
Control and verification of our suppliers
We maintain excellent relationships with the most reliable manufacturers of graphite and its raw materials. GES employees regularly carry out unannounced inspections on the factory premises of the producers. This is mainly due to the geographic proximity of the GES members to the largest producers worldwide. The results of the controls are used by GES to establish an internal rating and ranking of suppliers that is subject to strict criteria. Above all, the state of raw materials and the production process (kneading, firing, impregnation and graphitization) are evaluated. Soft factors, such as the functioning of the management and the exchange of information with GES are also examined. Suppliers with a negative rating are excluded from further deliveries. In this way, GES ensures that only qualified and reputable producers remain in the supply chain.
A global groupThe GES group can look back on a history since 1958. American engineer Harry Kearney began expanding his business with a focus on graphite electrode trading. To date, five independent offices have been established in addition to the head office in Alabama, trading worldwide with a wide range of graphite products. The GES Group covers 6 continents in North and South America, China, Australia, the Middle East and Europe.
Today, the GES Group is one of the largest exporters of graphite products from China with approximately 11,000 tons of annual exports. GES is also considered one of the most important distributors of graphite in North and South America. In Brazil, the US and China, the GES Group owns three state-of-the-art equipped and specialized workshops for graphite processing and processing.