The company achieved Deere's Partner level supplier status.
Hydro-Gear, located in Sullivan, Ill., was recently recognized by John Deere for achieving its Partner level supplier status in Deere’s Achieving Excellence program. This award, the highest level in Deere’s program, is presented to less than five percent of Deere’s global suppliers. The recipients of the award are recognized for exceeding John Deere’s performance standards for delivery, quality, technical support, wavelength (relationships) and cost management.
Hydro-Gear, manufacturer of hydrostatic and electric drive systems, is the first hydrostatic transmission manufacturer to ever receive this award from John Deere Horicon. Ray Hauser, president of Hydro-Gear, stated, “John Deere is a highly respected organization in our industry. To receive John Deere’s highest supplier rating validates the hard work and dedication of our employees. Hydro-Gear has been delivering outstanding products and service to its customers for more than 20 years. To be formally acknowledged by a company of John Deere’s stature is quite an honor. As a company, we look forward to continuing our relationship with John Deere in the future.”