AGCO Corporation, a global leader in the design, manufacture, and distribution of agricultural machinery and solutions promoted one supplier to partner-level distinction and presented nine supplier awards in Wichita, Kansas, during its annual AGCO North America Supplier Event on April 18-20.
This year’s event recognized the Agility, Innovation, and Resilience (AIR) demonstrated by each supplier that helped keep farmers farming throughout the challenges caused by the recent pandemic.
“AGCO’s suppliers were instrumental in helping us serve our farmers during one of the industry’s most challenging times in recent memory. This event not only honors their commitment to AGCO’s goals, but it also allows us to share ideas and strategies to ensure continuous improvements in serving our customers,”
said Eric Hansotia, AGCO chairman, president, and CEO.
The Wichita event marked a return to AGCO’s traditional in-person supplier meeting and provided an opportunity for attendees to tour the company’s manufacturing facility in Hesston, which produces Massey Ferguson hay products and Gleaner combines. A Supplier Idea Generation (SIG) workshop spurred discussions of innovation and enhancements between top 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.