Dana has been recognized by four separate major off-highway OEMs. John Deere, Hyster-Yale, AGCO and Manitou Group have all recently awarded the company in their own supplier recognition events. At Manitou’s yearly supplier meeting in Nantes, France, the firm was announced as the best supplier of 2016 out of a potential 1,600 suppliers.
“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, VP sourcing for Manitou. “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.”
Dana facilities in Crescentino, Italy, and Gravatai, Brazil, earned ‘partner-level supplier for 2016’ at 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,” said a John Deere spokesperson.
Dana was also awarded a 2016 continuous improvement award by Hyster-Yale, and recognized for quality improvement by delivering no defective parts per million for the entire 12-month period.
At AGCO’s European supplier day, the firm was recognized for logistics performance in supplying of axles and driveshafts for the OEM’s agricultural equipment products.
Aziz Aghili, president of Dana off-highway drive and motion technologies, said, “Our strategic commitment to growing the business through customer centricity is evident in our highly-valued relationships with vehicle and equipment manufacturers.”
“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.”
May 4, 2017