AGCO Honors Alliance Tire

Alliance Tire Group has been named AGCO’s North American Direct Materials Supplier of the Year.

AGCO recognized Alliance for performance in cost, collaboration, innovation, account management, coordination and flexibility. AGCO noted that Alliance—the only tire supplier recognized during the event—exhibited strong coordination and alignment with AGCO, and improved factory efficiency.

Domenic Mazzola, vice president of engineering and OE sales for Alliance Tire Americas, said collaborating with customers is a cornerstone of the company’s approach.

“We are honored to be recognized for our commitment with AGCO to help them achieve their objectives at every level, from product development to procurement and manufacturing,” Mazzola said.

John Shouse, a strategic commodity manager for AGCO, said that among its partnerships with Alliance Tire was work on a recently introduced planter.

“Recognizing the critical impact of tire performance on crop roots and yield, AGCO enlisted a vast amount of ATG members around the world to design tires that would bring as much innovation to planting as the planter itself,” Shouse said.

The result, he said, was a planter with tires that “exerts less pressure on the soil, which helps deliver higher yields to growers.”

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