WWL Earns Recognition as John Deere “Partner-level Supplier ”

WWL Earns Recognition as John Deere “Partner-level Supplier ”

(Lysaker, Norway -- February 7, 2011) Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (WWL) has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2010 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. The Norway-based company was selected for the honour in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. WWL will accept the recognition during formal ceremonies held on 1 March in Davenport, Iowa (USA).

WWLis a supplier of ocean transportation and logistics services to John Deere’s operations globally. WWL is engaged in the movement and logistics management for John Deere’s finished goods across six continents in all of the major markets where its products are sold.

“We are honoured to be acknowledged as a top-level supplier to John Deere for the third year in a row,” says Christopher Connor, President of WWL Americas and Deputy CEO of WWL AS. “There is no greater sense of fulfilment for WWL than in a customer’s satisfaction with our services.”

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.

Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics
Wallenius Wilhelmsen Logistics (www.2wglobal.com) delivers innovative and sustainable global shipping and logistics solutions for manufacturers of cars, trucks, heavy equipment and specialized cargo. WWL has approximately 3,300 employees worldwide, and deploys around 60 modern eco-adapted vessels. The company has a strong environmental focus and is an industry leader in developing innovative solutions to reduce its operational impacts on the environment.