During the company’s yearly supplier meeting in Nantes, France, Manitou Group recognized Dana as the “Best Supplier of 2016” out of more than 1,600 companies that supply components to the off-highway vehicle manufacturer. “We have worked with Dana on product developments for the past five years, and we have built a truly collaborative and efficient relationship,” said Laurent Gobinet, VP Sourcing for Manitou Group. “Dana’s performance as a supplier fully aligns with the Manitou Group’s vision, values, and expectations. Together, we are now in a position to share strategic approaches in order to create more value for our customers, and we look forward to partnering with Dana into the future.”
At John Deere Supplier Day events, Dana facilities in Crescentino, Italy, and Gravatai, Brazil, were awarded “Partner-Level Supplier for 2016” in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. This recognition signifies the company’s highest supplier rating, indicating that the plants go above and beyond performance standards, reach world-class levels, and demonstrate a measurable effect on customer satisfaction. Dana’s Crescentino facility supplies driveshafts for the construction and forestry divisions of John Deere, while Dana’s Gravatai plant produces modular axles for agriculture equipment.
Hyster-Yale recognized Dana with the company’s “Continuous Improvement Award,” which recognizes suppliers who are actively engaged in quality improvement, have shown a significant or sustained improvement during the past year, and are committed to prevention of recurrence. In 2016, Dana delivered zero defective parts per million, a significant achievement given the complexity of the products supplied.
At AGCO’s recent European Supplier Day, Dana was recognized for “Logistics Performance,” acknowledging the company’s commitment, flexibility, and proactive approach in the region. Dana supplies axles and driveshafts to AGCO for agricultural equipment produced under the Challenger, Fendt, GSI, Massey Ferguson, and Valtra brands.