Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation Recognized as a John Deere Partner-Level Supplier

Mar 27, 2014

ROCHESTER, New York, USA, March 27, 2014 Gleason Corporation announced today that its Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation facility in Rockford, Illinois has for the second year in a row earned Partner-level status in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. This status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. 

Suppliers who participate in Deere & Company’s 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 created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

Robert P. Phillips, Senior Vice President – Tooling Products Group and Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation said “Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation is proud to be a supplier to John Deere, and are honored to have our performance recognized at such a high level for the second year in a row.”  

Partner-level status was awarded to Gleason Cutting Tools Corporation for all cutting tool products and services provided by Gleason to the John Deere operations in Waterloo and Des Moines, Iowa. 

Gleason Corporation’s mission is to be The Total Gear Solutions Provider to its global customer base.  Gleason is a leader in the development, manufacture and sale of gear production machinery and related equipment. The Company’s products are used by customers in automotive, truck, aircraft, agriculture, mining, wind power, construction, power tool and marine industries and by a diverse set of customers serving various industrial equipment markets. Gleason has manufacturing operations in the United States, Germany, Switzerland, India, China and Japan, and has sales and service offices throughout North and South America, Europe and in the Asia-Pacific region.