Pirelli admitted into John Deere Hall of Fame
The ‘hall of fame’ is a uniquely American way of showing esteem to a person or company; typically, only those who display exceptional skill or merit in their specialty area are admitted. It is thus with pride that Pirelli has announced its Agro business unit has been admitted into the John Deere Hall of Fame.
Only suppliers that have confirmed the excellence of their products and services over a five-year period are eligible for entry into John Deere’s hall of fame. The tyre maker takes its place there following Pirelli Agro Brazil’s fifth consecutive receipt of the North American company’s world excellence award as best supplier.
“This is a most important moment in the history of our partnership”, said David Everitt, president global tractor and turf production at John Deere. “Pirelli enters our hall of fame: only a few companies in the world have reached that level of performance and our hope is to further reinforce our partnership through development programmes in other geographical areas.”
It is the first time that a tyre supplier has received this level of recognition from John Deere and Pirelli states it is “an achievement of great satisfaction to our business unit,” which specialises in the production of tyres for agricultural machines, earthmovers and forklift trucks. “If we have been able to achieve such a coveted award it is thanks above all to the great professionalism of our Agro BU team in Brazil. It is a distinction that must further stimulate us for the challenges that lie ahead”, commented Mario Bernabai, commercial director, Agro/EM BU.
The presentation ceremony took place at the John Deere headquarters in Illinois, US in early March. The award was presented to Fernando Ruoppolo, Pirelli Latam OE director, and Mario Bernabai.