Oerlikon Graziano recognised for supplier excellence by John Deere

Long-standing relationship with agricultural and construction equipment manufacturer marked by high level of customer satisfaction regarding supply of leading-edge transmission technologies

Rivoli (Italy), 2nd March 2015 – Oerlikon Drive Systems, with its brand Oerlikon Graziano, has received outstanding recognition under John Deere’s Achieving Excellence (AE) supplier performance process. Following measurement by John Deere in the areas of quality, delivery, wavelength, technical support and cost management, Oerlikon Graziano was awarded Key Supplier status from the company’s Agricultural and Turf, and Power Systems divisions. Oerlikon Graziano has been supplying leading edge transmission technologies to John Deere for more than 30 years, helping the company to maintain its position as recognised market leader in the farm equipment sector.

“Recognition by John Deere’s Achieving Excellence award is a perfect complement to our long-standing partnership,” says Paolo Ramadori, Chairman & CEO, Oerlikon Graziano S.p.A. “John Deere rigorously analyses the ability of a supplier to perform consistently and rewards quality, delivery, technical support and cost management, as well as recognizing continuous improvement. To achieve Key Supplier status following John Deere’s meticulous evaluation process is a real achievement and confirmation that Oerlikon Graziano continues to meet – and sometimes exceed – our customers’ requirements.”

Oerlikon Graziano supplies John Deere’s Power Systems engines and drivetrain division with a comprehensive range of high precision gears and drives, drive assemblies and gear-shifting solutions. The needs of the diverse and demanding global Agricultural and Turf market are addressed with the supply of durable, cost-efficient and high-performance cylindrical and bevel gears, synchronizers and complete assemblies for large tractors, loaders and harvesting equipment for farming and off-highway applications.

“Oerlikon Graziano’s proven transmission and driveline technologies have been instrumental for more than 30 years in helping John Deere to capitalise on agricultural mechanization and further expand its market reach,” says Ramadori. “Oerlikon Graziano is proud of its reputation for developing lasting relationships of this kind and we will continue to strive to deliver excellence.”

For further information please contact:

Stella Roagna
Head of Global Communications & Marketing
Drive Systems Segment 
Oerlikon Graziano
T +39 011 9570 206
stella.roagna@oerlikon.com

Erika Gastaldi
Marketing & Communications Specialist
Oerlikon Graziano
T +39 011 9570 945
erika.gastaldi@oerlikon.com

About Oerlikon Drive Systems
Oerlikon Drive Systems, with its brands Oerlikon Graziano and Oerlikon Fairfield, is a leading worldwide provider of complete drive systems, gearing solutions and transmission components, with a product portfolio providing transmissions for high performance cars, complete solutions for all-wheel-drive vehicles and agricultural tractors, as well as Torque-Hub®planetary drives for industrial machinery and off-highway mobile equipment. The know-how and the capabilities allow the segment to lead the full deployment of a development program from conceptual and simulation phases to mass production, for complete mechatronic driveline systems as well as for single gearing components. With more than 90 years in the market of power transmission, Oerlikon Drive Systems is focused on automotive, off-highway and industrial key markets. Excellent manufacturing, engineering and innovative expertise have made both the brands the global drive systems supplier of high-tech solutions in all mobility markets.

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