Prague, April 14, 2016 – Mitas has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. The Prague 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 13 April 2016 in Zweibrücken, Germany. Mitas is a supplier of radial agricultural tires to John Deere’s operation in Europe, Russia, United States and Mexico.
“Mitas has received the Partner-level award five times since 2004,” said Jaroslav Čechura, Mitas’ CEO.
Mitas supplies radial agricultural tires to John Deere factories in Mannheim and Zweibrücken in Germany, Domodedovo in Russia, Waterloo and Augusta in the United States and Saltillo in Mexico.
“The Partner-level award from John Deere is an important acknowledgment of the quality of Mitas tires and moreover the service beyond the product provided by the Mitas team,” added Lutz Rose, Mitas' key account manager for John Deere.
Suppliers who participate in the Achieving Excellence program are evaluated annually in several key performance categories, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support and wavelength, which is a measure of responsiveness. John Deere Supply Management created the program in 1991 to provide a supplier evaluation and feedback process that promotes continuous improvement.
MITAS a.s is one of Europe’s leading producers of agricultural tires. Mitas manufactures and sells tires under three brand names: the company’s own Mitas and Cultor, and Continental under licence. In addition, MITAS a.s. produces and distributes a wide range of Mitas-branded industrial and motorcycle tires. MITAS a.s. is a member of ČGS HOLDING a.s. and operates three production plants in the Czech Republic, one in Serbia and one in the USA, and maintains a global sales and distribution network.