MOLINE, Ill. and FORT MILL, S.C., April 17, 2019 /PRNewswire/ -- Schaeffler Group USA Inc. has been selected as a recipient of a John Deere Supplier Innovation Award for 2018. The award is presented to a select group of Suppliers who have demonstrated innovation in a product or service they provide to John Deere.
Award selections are based on four factors: Creativity, Feasibility, Collaboration, and Bottom-Line Impact. John Deere created the Supplier Innovation Awards in 2009 to promote innovation in the Company's Supply Base and recognize Suppliers who think creatively.
Based in Fort Mill, South Carolina, Schaeffler Group USA Inc. supplies a variety of rolling, linear and plain bearing solutions as well as high-precision components to John Deere operations throughout the world. "Schaeffler's industry-leading technological innovations are often the result of our close collaboration with valued customers such as John Deere," said Schaeffler Industrial Americas President David Thompson. "Our relationship with John Deere enables us to understand challenges, find solutions and achieve more...together."
In addition to David Thompson, Schaeffler representatives accepting the recognition during formal ceremonies held April 16, 2019, in Moline included Engine Systems Americas President Jeff Harris, Engine & Driveline Technologies Specialist Eric Berndt as well as Travis Smith, Global Key Account Manager for John Deere.
The Schaeffler Group is a global automotive and industrial supplier. By delivering high-precision components and systems in engine, transmission, and chassis applications, as well as rolling and plain bearing solutions for a large number of industrial applications, the Schaeffler Group is already shaping "Mobility for tomorrow" to a significant degree. The technology company generated sales of approximately 14.2 billion euros in 2018. With around 92,500 employees, Schaeffler is one of the world's largest family companies and, with approximately 170 locations in over 50 countries, has a worldwide network of manufacturing locations, research and development facilities, and sales companies. With more than 2,400 patent registrations in 2018, Schaeffler is Germany's second-most innovative company according to the German Patent and Trademark Office (DPMA).