Dana Inc. announced that the company recently earned major supplier awards from Manitou Group, John Deere, Hyster-Yale and AGCO, recognizing the company’s commitment to excellence and continuous improvement. Together, these four original equipment manufacturers represent 16 brands across the construction, agriculture, forestry and material-handling markets.
“Dana’s strategic commitment to growing our business through customer centricity is evident in our highly-valued relationships with vehicle and equipment manufacturers,” said Aziz Aghili, president of Dana Off-Highway Drive and Motion Technologies. “These awards are proof that Dana truly collaborates with global companies that share our mission to lead the industry with innovative technology that improves vehicle performance and buyer satisfaction.”
During the company’s yearly supplier meeting in Nantes, France, Manitou Group recognized Dana as the “Best Supplier of 2016” out of more than 1,600 companies that supply components to the off-highway vehicle manufacturer. This award acknowledges Dana’s product quality, timely delivery, extended warranty services, global supply chain support and close engineering relationship.
“We have worked with Dana on product developments for the past five years, and we have built a truly collaborative and efficient relationship,” said Laurent Gobinet, vice president, sourcing for Manitou Group. “Dana’s performance as a supplier fully aligns with the Manitou Group’s vision, values and expectations. Together, we are now in a position to share strategic approaches in order to create more value for our customers, and we look forward to partnering with Dana into the future.”
At John Deere Supplier Day events, Dana facilities in Crescentino, Italy, and Gravatai, Brazil, were awarded “Partner-Level Supplier for 2016” in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. This recognition signifies the company’s highest supplier rating, indicating that the plants go above and beyond performance standards, reach world-class levels and demonstrate a measurable effect on customer satisfaction.
Dana’s Crescentino facility supplies driveshafts for the construction and forestry divisions of John Deere, while Dana’s Gravatai plant produces modular axles for agriculture equipment.
Hyster-Yale recognized Dana with the company’s “Continuous Improvement Award,” which recognizes suppliers that are actively engaged in quality improvement, have shown a significant or sustained improvement during the past year, and are committed to prevention of recurrence. In 2016, Dana delivered zero defective parts per million, a significant achievement given the complexity of the products supplied, according to the company.
At AGCO’s recent European Supplier Day, Dana was recognized for “Logistics Performance,” acknowledging the company’s commitment, flexibility and proactive approach in the region. Dana supplies axles and driveshafts to AGCO for agricultural equipment produced under the Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson and Valtra brands.