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MINNEAPOLIS (March 17, 2017) – Donaldson Company, Inc. (NYSE: DCI), a leading worldwide manufacturer of filtration systems and parts, has announced that the company has received the Parts Supplier of the Year award at the 2017 AGCO North America Supplier Day, held near its global headquarters in Duluth, Georgia. The event showcased AGCO’s newest equipment including the Challenger 1038 tractor and featured interactive breakout sessions on market trends, supplier performance management systems and network collaboration models.
AGCO’s North America Supplier Day concluded with an Awards Ceremony recognizing top suppliers for their dedication and contribution to AGCO’s success. This year’s awards were expanded to include “Supplier of the Year” for wholegoods and parts as well as direct materials, indirect materials & services, and logistics.
AGCO’s leadership team shared updates on the current industry conditions, supply chain advancements and their appreciation for the suppliers, especially the top performers. Bob Crain, senior vice president and general manager of the Americas, commented on the global agriculture market and emphasized trends that are positive for the industry. Josip Tomasevic, global vice president and chief purchasing officer, discussed new product introductions and technological advancements that demonstrate AGCO’s commitment to quality and innovation.
Michael Clem, vice president of purchasing and logistics, AGCO Americas, highlighted the importance of AGCO’s Supplier Awards ceremony as a celebration of outstanding supply chain relationships in areas such as corporate sustainability, collaboration, and quality. At the same time, nominees were recognized for their commitment to AGCO’s core values of accountability, integrity, respect and transparency.
Represented by Al Hovda, general manager, and Brian Scott, OEM sales manager, Donaldson proudly accepted the Parts Supplier of the Year.