On March 17, 2011 all of the hydraulics experts of the EDIS members attended a compact meeting at the Sheraton Hotel at Munich Airport. A special feature of this gathering of experts was that special guest EDIS president Erik Jolberg followed the intense discussions as an observer. Procurement, procurement, and every aspect of procurement – that was the key issue of the meeting. The selection of new, high-performance hydraulic hose suppliers was discussed, as were the handling of the pan-European price rises and their implementation with customers. The abiding theme of delivery periods, which can be more than six months depending on the type of hose, was discussed at length. The importance of European cooperation was once again highlighted, as the problems are similar in all the countries, and in several cases useful approaches to solutions were found. The hydraulics experts will be meeting again on October 17th-18th this year. This meeting will be hosted by the company Sorensen & Kofoed in Copenhagen.