About us

Our Philosophy

Simply Superior Purchasing

The H.E.A.D. Hotel Equipment and Design GmbH takes up the challenge to look beyond its own backyard and learn from other industries. H.E.A.D. for example established and uses best practice methods in processes and systems which are adjusted to meet the specific requirements of the hotel industry.
In our team you will find specialists in hotel and catering, IT and various industries, which ensures a wide range of expertise of the buyers and project managers. We stand for modern procurement processes and systems through which the spend of a hotel chain can be mapped to its suppliers to 100%.
We are firmly convicted that by sharing a standardized platform each one can achieve better results in purchasing. True to the motto "make the pie bigger" our customers benefit from cross-company pooling effects and procurement projects.
To make the best of every day is our goal, which is characterized by innovation and constant development.

History

 

2017

September:

Go Live updated layout of the audit process

2017

May:

Pilot testing inventory and materials mangagement based on Microsoft Dynamics in one hotel business

2016

November:

Signing the contract with Centro Hotel Management GmbH for the introduction of the digital procurement system and cooperation agreement in purchasing under the leadership of H.E.A.D. Hotel Equipment and Design GmbH

2015

December:

Signing of a collaboration agreement with WISAG Catering Holding GmbH for a joint appearance on the procurement market

2015

October: Signing the contract with Vienna International Hotelmanagement AG for the use of the eProcurement system  H.E.A.D.@web

2015

Pilot project of the invoice verification workflow in five German hotels

2014  

H.E.A.D.@web is accessiable by 3rd parties

Implementation of H.E.A.D.@web in Austrian and Dutch Steigenberger and InterCityHotels

Implementation of the fully automated invoice verification workflow

Award of TradeCore Xcellence from  Onventis GmbH, Stuttgart

2013

Implementation of H.E.A.D.@web in Belgian and Suisse Steigenberger Hotels

Enhancement of H.E.A.D.@web with authorisation functionality and goods receipt inspection

2012    

Implementation of H.E.A.D.@web in German Steigenberger and InterCityHotels

2011    

Change of strategy „Project Picasso - Simple Superior Procurement"

1994    

Take over of Steigenberger „Central Department Purchasing“

1993    

controlling and profit and loss transfer agreement with  Steigenberger Hotel Group

1991    

Change of name into H.E.A.D. Hotel Equipment and Design GmbH

1955    

Founding of  Westdeutsche Hotelbedarf GmbH

Purchasing volume

2017: 58 Mio. €

2016: 56 Mio. €

2015: 52 Mio. €

2014: 49 Mio. €

2013: 43 Mio. €

2012: 31 Mio. €



Data

Products: 42.000 active; > 1 Mio. available
Number of hotels:  400
Users of eProcurement system: 2.000
Countries: Austria, Belgium, Germany, Netherlands, Spain, Switzerland, Turkey, Tunisia, Egypt, Oman, China, United Arab Emirates