ACEINNA IMU Sensors Help Guide John Deere Tractors for Agricultural Applications

ACEINNA has earned recognition for 2017 in the John Deere Cost Reduction Opportunities Process (JD CROP).  JD CROP, a supplier suggestion process, is part of Deere & Company’s Achieving Excellence program.  The Andover, MA -based company received the honor for providing cost-reduction ideas of outstanding quality, and for demonstrating commitment to continuous improvement. ACEINNA company employees accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on April 18 in Moline, IA.

IMU380ZA_small (1)ACEINNA is a supplier of IMU sensor guidance and navigation solutions to John Deere’s operation in Fargo, North Dakota.

“Automated, self-driving tractors and machinery make farmers lives much easier, greatly improving their overall productivity and farming efficiency,” says Mike Horton, CTO of ACEINNA.  “According to industry research, over 50% of farms are already using auto steering technologies and that number is predicted to rise to 64 per cent this year. The precision farming market is exploding – and is predicted to reach over $8 billion in market value by 2022.”

IMU380ZA_smallSuppliers 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.