Bossard pulls in supplier award from John Deere

Bossard North America and Bossard Mexico has again earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2018 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.

Bossard, both in the USA and Mexico, was selected for the honour in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to
continuous improvement, the firm said. Bossard is the major supplier for over 8,000 different fastener product solutions with application engineering and customer logistics to John Deere’s 27 plants in North America.

In the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program, all suppliers are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including product quality, cost management, on-time delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the programme in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.

Aside from winning supplier gongs, Bossard has had a busy final quarter of the year, acquiring a fastener firm in China earlier this month and taking a significant stake in a Swiss 3D printing firm.