The Höxter, Germany based company was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Company employees accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on April 11 in Moline, Illinois.
Optibelt is a supplier of high-performance power transmission belts to John Deere’s operations in Germany, Brazil, China and the United States.
Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, delivery, process alignment, value creation and relationship. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.
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John Deere “Partner-level Supplier”; photo credit: Arntz Optibelt Group.
Optibelt Vice President for Engineering and Business Development Louis Giles and Sales Manager Americas Karl Asendorf with the John Deere "Partner-level Supplier" award.