CANTON, Ohio — The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com) today announced it earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2012 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. John Deere selected Timken for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and services of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Timken employees accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held this week in Davenport, Iowa.
The Timken Company supplies bearings and power transmission components, along with engineered steel, to John Deere operations around the world.
John Deere evaluates suppliers that participate in the Achieving Excellence program in several key performance categories including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support, and ‘wavelength’—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.
About The Timken Company
The Timken Company (NYSE: TKR; www.timken.com), a global industrial technology leader, applies its deep knowledge of materials, friction management and power transmission to improve the reliability and efficiency of industrial machinery and equipment all around the world. The company engineers, manufactures and markets mechanical components and high-performance steel. Timken® bearings, engineered steel bars and tubes—as well as transmissions, gearboxes, chain, related products and services—support diversified markets worldwide. With sales of $5.0 billion in 2012 and approximately 20,000 people operating from 30 countries, Timken makes the world more productive and keeps industry in motion.