LOMBARD, ILLINOIS - April 9, 2008 - Cinch is pleased to announce that for the third consecutive year it has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2007 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company's highest supplier rating. The Lombard, IL -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 February 19, 2008 in Davenport, Iowa.
Cinch is a supplier of connectors and custom interconnect products to John Deere's operation at Phoenix International in Fargo, North Dakota.
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.
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Cinch is a supplier of reliable, high quality connectors to the Computer, Datacom, Telecom, Military Aerospace and Transportations markets worldwide. Cinch employs approximately 1,100 people, with manufacturing operations located in the United States, Mexico, and England. Cinch product engineering and development activities are based in the United States and the UK. Cinch is a unit of the Safran Group, headquartered in Paris, France. Additional information is available at www.cinch.com.
Mr. Mike Savage, VP Sales & Marketing
Tel: +1 (630) 705-7527
Mr. Leo Pot
Tel: +1 (831) 429-6288