ELGIN, Ill. Elgin Industries has earned recognition as a Partner-level Supplier in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Co.’s highest supplier rating. The Elgin, Ill.-based company was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Company employees accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held March 5, 2013.
Elgin is a supplier of internal engine components to John Deere’s operations in Waterloo, Iowa, as well as Mexico, France and Argentina.
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.
Elgin Industries is a Tier One supplier of original equipment engine and chassis components to organizations such as Chrysler, Deere & Company, Ford, General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Mack, and Navistar, and a leading, all-makes/all-models supplier of replacement automotive and heavy-duty parts. The company operates an advanced manufacturing and headquarters facility in Elgin, Ill. Elgin has earned dozens of quality awards and has received its certificates of registration to the ISO/TS 16949:2009 Quality Management System and ISO 14001:2004 Environmental Management System. The company also has received its Ford Q1 Quality Certification.