Koyo Corporation of U.S.A Earns Recognition as a John Deere “Partner-Level” Supplier

3/30/2012

Koyo Corporation of U.S.A Earns Recognition as a John Deere “Partner-Level” Supplier and 10 Year Hall of Fame Recipient

(WESTLAKE, OH) Koyo Corporation of U.S.A, has earned recognition as a “Partner-Level” Supplier for the 10th year in a row, qualifying for a special 10 year Hall of Fame achievement award in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The “Partner Level” status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating and recognizes suppliers for their dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. To qualify for a Hall of Fame award, a company must be recognized as a “Partner-Level” Supplier for consecutive years and are issued at 5, 10, and 15 years. To date, only 20 Suppliers, out of the approximate 1200 current John Deere Suppliers in the Achieving Excellence Program, have earned this distinction. Mr T. Suzuki, JTEKT Executive Vice President accepted the award on behalf of JTEKT/Koyo during formal ceremonies held on February 15 in Moline, IL.

Koyo is a supplier of ball & roller bearings to John Deere’s operations in the United States, Mexico, South America, Europe, and Asia.

“It is quite an honor to receive recognition for the 10th year in a row and a tribute to all of the Koyo and JTEKT employees who have worked so hard to achieve it” said Thad Millard, Deere Global Account Manager, Koyo Corporation of USA. “Our Goal is to continue to provide John Deere with the highest level of quality and service for years to come.”

Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

Koyo Earns Recognition as John Deere Partner-Level Supplier and 10 Year Hall of Fame Recipient (Feb 2012)