AGCO (NYSE: AGCO), a worldwide manufacturer and distributor of agricultural equipment, presented five supplier awards during its third annual AGCO North America Supplier Day held near its global headquarters in Duluth, Georgia recently. The event served as an opportunity to honor five suppliers for their superior performance and contribution to AGCO's success in the areas of direct materials, indirect materials and logistics. AGCO's leadership shared with attendees updates concerning the current industry conditions, supply chain advancements and their appreciation for the supply base, especially the top performers. Robert Crain, Senior Vice President and General Manager, North America, commented on the overall agricultural industry and highlighted that the underlying fundamentals for the industry remained strong. Josip Tomasevic, Global Vice President and Chief Purchasing Officer, provided updates on several key activities and expectations for AGCO's global supply base and unveiled ASPIRE - a new global supplier performance management system. Michael Clem, Vice President North America Purchasing & Logistics, along with John Navarra, Director North America Purchasing, highlighted the importance of AGCO's Supplier Awards ceremony as a celebration of outstanding performance by its partners in the areas of quality, collaboration, logistics and innovation. At the same time these suppliers were recognized for their commitment to AGCO's Core Values: accountability, integrity, respect, team spirit and transparency. AGCO 2014 North America Supplier of the Year winners are: 2014 Quality Award - Romeo RIM Inc., of Romeo, MI represented by Vernon Loepp, Director of Sales and Marketing, and Mark Simpson, Business Development Manager for Agriculture and Construction. Romeo RIM provides composite panels and assemblies using RIM and LFI technology to AGCO's manufacturing facilities in Hesston, Kansas and Jackson, Minnesota. Romeo RIM has driven down their PPM rate from 300 in 2013 to zero thus far in 2014. 2014 Collaboration Award - Comer Industries, of Reggio Emilia, Italy, represented by 2014 by Arlin Perry, President NA. Comer supplies AGCO custom gearboxes, drives and power transmission products. Founded in 1970, Comer has a rich history of providing solutions to the agricultural, construction, forestry, and renewable energy industries. 2014 Indirect Award - AIMCO, of Portland, OR was represented by Doug Hall, President and CEO. Since 1970, AIMCO has been providing global assembly and fastening solutions for the ag/off road, mvi, electronics, aerospace, energy services and general assembly industries. 2014 Logistics Award - Roehl Transport Inc. of Marshfield, WI, represented by Steve Elliott, Vice President, Roehl Logistics. Roehl provides trucking and logistics support services to AGCO with consistent on time performance. 2014 North America Supplier of the Year - Diamond Manufacturing Company of Wyoming, PA represented by David Simpson, President & CEO, Brent Montross, VP of Sales, and Marty Bonetski, GM Midwest Division. Since 1915, Diamond has been recognized as the industry leading manufacturer of perforated and fabricated metal products in the world. ABOUT AGCO AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery. AGCO supports more productive farming through a full line of tractors, combines, hay tools, sprayers, forage equipment, grain storage and protein production systems, tillage implements and replacement parts. AGCO products are sold through five core machinery brands, Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra® and are distributed globally through approximately 3,100 independent dealers and distributors in more than 140 countries worldwide. Founded in 1990, AGCO is headquartered in Duluth, GA, USA. In 2013, AGCO had net sales of $10.8 billion. www.AGCOcorp.com
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