SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – DENSO has earned recognition as a 2014 Partner-level supplier and also was named John Deere Power Systems Supplier of the Year in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Co.’s highest supplier rating. At a formal ceremony on March 3, DENSO’s Heavy Duty team was recognized for its dedication in providing products and service of outstanding quality, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement.
“We’re honored to be named John Deere’s supplier of the year in the Power Systems Supplier category, and we will work to maintain this level of recognition in the future,” said Ron Abbott, director of Heavy Duty Sales at DENSO International America, Inc. “This achievement is a direct result of the dedication and hard work put forth by our employees in Iowa, Michigan and teams around the globe.”
DENSO is a supplier of diesel common rail systems, starters, compressors, alternators and engine cooling systems to John Deere’s operations in Waterloo, Iowa; Saran, France; Torreon, Mexico; and, Rosario, Argentina.
As part of the Achieving Excellence Program, DENSO is evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness.
This award program was created by John Deere Supply Management in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback that promotes continuous improvement.