In keeping with its win-win approach, Blue Star treats its vendors as not just suppliers, but as business partners and tries to build long term associations that are profitable both to the suppliers and to Blue Star. In line with this thought, Blue Star has entered into long term arrangements with its key suppliers, many of whom are world leaders. For instance, Blue Star sources its Switchgears from Siemens, Compressors from Danfoss of Netherlands and Refrigerant from DuPont. General Electric Corp of USA provides Motors, while Hanbell of Taiwan supplies Screw Compressors. Copeland of USA assists in System Design.
Over the years, Blue Star has built a strong network of suppliers around it. Not only that, the company also helps in the development of its smaller suppliers by providing various business related and technical inputs to them. For instance, since the vendors are also manufacturers, they will benefit from some of the good manufacturing practices that Blue Star adopts. Blue Star has educated a number of small vendors on the importance of ISO certification and encouraged them to get certified within a certain time period.
This approach has greatly boosted the morale of vendors and firmly bonded them with Blue Star. Also, it ensures that the suppliers walk side-by-side with Blue Star on the path to growth.