SOUTHFIELD, Mich. – DENSO International America, Inc. (DIAM) has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier in John Deere’s Achieving Excellence Program for 2011 – Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. DIAM accepted the award at the annual John Deere ‘Achieving Excellence’ awards banquet on Feb. 15, at the River Center in Davenport, Iowa.
“We’re honored to receive John Deere’s Partner-level rating for 2011,” said Ron Abbott, director of Heavy Duty Sales at DENSO International America. “This award really demonstrates the dedication and commitment to quality and customer service that we aim to provide to all our customers.”
Deere & Company assessed suppliers based on performance in delivery, quality, wavelength, technical support and cost management for fiscal year 2011. This is DENSO’s second Partner-level supplier award having also received the honor in 2006.
DENSO International America supplies Deere globally with common rail fuel systems, in-line fuel pumps, starters, alternators, engine oil coolers, AC compressors, engine cooling modules, radiators and washer tanks.
DENSO will maintain Partner-level status until the next annual review in November 2012.
DENSO Corporation, headquartered in Kariya, Aichi prefecture, Japan, is a leading global automotive supplier of advanced technology, systems and components in the areas of thermal, powertrain control, electric, electronics and information and safety. Its customers include all the world's major carmakers. Worldwide, the company has more than 200 subsidiaries and affiliates in 35 countries and regions (including Japan) and employs approximately 120,000 people. Consolidated global sales for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2011, totaled US$37.7 billion. Last fiscal year, DENSO spent 9.3 percent of its global consolidated sales on research and development. DENSO common stock is traded on the Tokyo and Nagoya stock exchanges. For more information, go to www.globaldenso.com, or visit our media website at www.densomediacenter.com.
In North America, DENSO employs more than 13,000 people with consolidated sales totaling US$6.4 billion for the fiscal year ended March 31, 2011.