12th Consecutive Deere Award

Elgin Industries Receives Deere & Company Annual Award for Supplier Excellence!

Elgin, IL…Elgin Industries, a premier global manufacturer serving the automotive, heavy duty and industrial markets, has achieved Deere & Company’s John Deere Partner-Level Supplier status for the 12th consecutive year. Partner-Level Supplier is the highest rating awarded through the Deere & Company Achieving Excellence program, which tracks supplier performance and value in several key areas, including quality, cost management, delivery, technical support, and “wavelength,” a measure of responsiveness.

In addition to its impressive string of annual awards from Deere & Company, Elgin is a member of the company’s 10-Year Supplier Hall of Fame. The Elgin., Ill.-based manufacturer also was named Deere & Company Powertrain Supplier of the Year in 2017.

Founded in 1919 and still owned and operated by its founding family, Elgin designs and manufactures internal-engine piston pins and push rods for Deere & Company facilities worldwide.

“The Achieving Excellence program captures the very essence of being more than simply a supplier. We strive to be a highly valued and trusted partner that contributes each day to the success of Deere & Company and the legendary John Deere brand,” said Bill Skok, president of Elgin Industries. “Our team is very proud and appreciative of this recognition.”

Elgin Industries was founded 105 years ago by Martin Skok, an apprentice mechanic who had traveled alone to the U.S. from Czechoslovakia at the age of nine. The company has grown from a single-line manufacturer to a fully integrated, broad-line supplier of USA-quality components installed by global vehicle and engine manufacturers, production engine remanufacturers, machine shops, commercial vehicle fleets, automotive technicians, and performance enthusiasts.

Now under the direction of the third generation of the Skok family, the company operates state-of-the-art engineering, manufacturing, distribution, and headquarters facilities just a few miles from its original plant in Elgin, Illinois.

About Elgin Industries

Elgin Industries is a Tier One supplier of original equipment engine and chassis components to organizations such as Stellantis, Ford, General Motors, Harley-Davidson, Mack, and Navistar. Elgin has earned dozens of quality awards and has received its certificates of registration to the IATF16949:2016 Quality Management System and ISO 14001:2015 Environmental Management System. The company also has achieved Ford Q1 Quality Certification. To learn more about Elgin, please call 1-800-323-6764, email sales@elginind.com and visit www.elginind.com.

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