AGCO Recognizes Top Performing Suppliers at 2022 Supplier Event in Wichita, Kansas

DULUTH, GA |AGCO Corporation (NYSE: AGCO), a global leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions, promoted a supplier to Partner Level Distinction* and presented nine supplier awards to Wichita , Kansas, at its annual AGCO North America Supplier Event April 18-20. This year’s event recognized the Agility, Innovation and Resilience (AIR) demonstrated by each supplier that has helped farmers continue to farm despite the challenges caused by the recent pandemic.

“AGCO’s suppliers have been instrumental in helping us serve our farmers during one of the toughest times in the industry in recent memory,” said Eric Hansotia, President, President and CEO of AGCO. “This event not only honors their commitment to AGCO’s goals, it also allows us to share ideas and strategies to ensure continuous improvements in serving our customers.”

The Wichita event marked a return to AGCO’s traditional in-person supplier meeting and gave attendees the opportunity to tour the company’s manufacturing facility in Hesston, which produces Massey Ferguson® hay and gleaner products® combined. A Supplier Idea Generation (SIG) workshop sparked discussions on innovation and improvements between key suppliers and AGCO’s purchasing and engineering teams. Breakout sessions focused on collaboration with the company’s Fendt®Massey Ferguson, Grain & Protein, and Precision Ag & Digital divisions.

Vendors recognized at the event included the following companies:

Promoted to Partner Level Distinction*:

Diamond Manufacturing Company of Wyoming, Pennsylvania supplies quality perforated materials to original equipment manufacturers, job shops and architectural firms and was promoted to Partner Distinction at the event. Diamond Manufacturing has a distinguished reputation for reliability, quality, innovation, collaboration and customer service.

Winners AGCO 2021 Supplier of the Year (by award):

Supplier of the year:Forté Products of Farmington, MO manufactures high-quality, affordable plastic accessories for a wide variety of industries, including convenience stores, supermarkets, food service, and point-of-sale markets. As a strategic and innovative supplier to AGCO, Forté offers aggressive, competitive pricing and key support that is perfectly suited to AGCO’s platform.

Indirect Provider Pricing: Delta Air Lines, Inc. of Atlanta, GA, is a long-standing AGCO provider of strong account management that provides professionalism and attention to all travelers. From improving its cleanliness commitments to modernizing its fleet, Delta has always earned its award-winning reputation.

Outbound Logistics Service Provider Price:RE West Transportation of Ashland City, TN, is a for-hire contract freight operation that has provided AGCO with strategic collaborative logistics services for more than 12 years and has transported more than 8,600 loads to dealerships in across the United States and Canada. Exceptional reliability and customer service make RE West Transportation an effective supplier partner for innovation and collaboration.

Inbound Logistics Service Provider Price: AP Møller – Mærsk A/S of Copenhagen, Denmark, provides collaborative and innovative shipping and delivery solutions to AGCO. Maersk’s Twill service offers an intuitive digital booking platform, honored ship space and priority loading, and non-disruptive equipment availability for a streamlined shipping process.

Aftermarket Supplier of the Year:Burns Industrial Supply of Whitewater, WI, is a well-established and respected supplier to the OEM and Maintenance, Repair and Operations markets. With ordering flexibility, quality parts and exceptional customer service, Burns offers adaptive and strategic collaboration to meet the needs of AGCO manufacturing sites, dealers and farmers.

Sustainability Award – Grede Holdings, LLC of Southfield, MI (a business unit of Metaldyne), has a long history of environmental stewardship that was recognized as the 2016 ENERGY STAR Partner of the Year in Energy Management by the EPA the United States. Grede’s Strategic Energy Management System improves their financial position through energy management processes that save money, reduce the company’s overall carbon footprint and energy consumption and instills a culture of energy-efficient practices in all Grede foundries and facilities.

Price TRAIT:Salesforce, Inc of San Francisco, California, is recognized for its community outreach and diversity and inclusion efforts. Salesforce proves that companies can be powerful platforms for social change and believes it is their responsibility to promote equality for all. Salesforce promotes diversity and inclusion through mission, vision, continuing education, volunteering and volunteering courses, cultural engagement, and team days.

Quality and Delivery Performance Awards: Nucor of Charlotte, North Carolina, is the largest steelmaker and “mini-mill” steelmaker in the United States, as well as the largest scrap recycler in North America. Nucor is recognized for working closely with AGCO’s Engineering, Logistics and Purchasing teams who provide high quality, value solutions for AGCO and our customers.

Collaboration & Innovation Award: Trelleborg AB, headquartered in Trelleborg, Sweden, is a global leader in engineered polymer solutions that seal, cushion and protect critical applications in demanding environments. Trelleborg is recognized for its outstanding performance and alignment with AGCO’s design, engineering and purchasing teams to successfully implement design changes and bench testing that have produced technology advancements and cost savings. costs for participants throughout AGCO’s product cycle.


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*Note: The use of the term “partner” in this announcement does not in any way imply or suggest a relationship beyond the supply of components or services and performance as set forth in the Supplier Management Guidelines ASPIRE. Please see for details.

About AGCO
AGCO (NYSE: AGCO) is a world leader in the design, manufacture and distribution of agricultural machinery and precision agricultural technology. AGCO delivers value to its customers through its portfolio of differentiated brands including leading brands such as Challenger®, Fendt®, GSI®, Massey Ferguson® and Valtra®. Powered by Fuse® smart farming solutions, AGCO’s comprehensive line of equipment and services helps farmers sustainably feed our world. Founded in 1990 and headquartered in Duluth, Georgia, USA, AGCO had net sales of $11.1 billion in 2021. For more information, visit For company news, information and events, please follow us on Twitter: @AGCOCorp. For financial news on Twitter, please follow the hashtag #AGCOIR.

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