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Etteplan earns recognition as a John Deere “Partner-level Supplier”

Press release – Published: 15.02.2012 10:45:00

Etteplan Oyj  has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2011 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating.  The Finland-based company was selected for the honor in recognition of its dedication to providing services of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Company employees will accept the recognition during formal ceremonies, which will be held on February 15 in Davenport, Iowa.

Etteplan is a supplier of technical product information services to John Deere’s operation in Tampere, Finland.

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.

For more information, please contact:

Riku Riikonen
Director, Sales
Tel. +358 505 22 82 55

Leena Piponius
Communications manager
Tel. +358 40 587 2757

Etteplan provides engineering services and technical product information solutions to global industrial equipment manufacturers. Etteplan is specialized in improving the efficiency of engineering and product development processes as well as improving the competitiveness of products in all stages of the product life cycle. The results of the innovativeness and technical competence of our experts can be seen in numerous industrial solutions and everyday equipment. Etteplan is one of the leading engineering companies in the Nordic countries and the biggest and oldest Nordic service provider in China. Etteplan’s engineering units in China provide cost-efficient and high-quality engineering services and technical product information solutions to local and global companies. Etteplan is a Finnish public company employing some 1700 experts, of whom about 1000 work in Finland, some 500 in Sweden and almost 200 in China. In 2010, Etteplan had turnover of EUR 104.8 million. Etteplan’s shares are listed on NASDAQ OMX Helsinki Ltd under the ETT1V ticker.