Company Overview

Deere and Company, better known today as John Deere, was founded in 1837. It was originally started as a one man blacksmith shop. John Deere has since grown into a worldwide corporation that employs approximately 52,000 employees worldwide. While Deere and Company has expanded greatly from its humble beginning it is still operated today with the same core values that the company was founded on back in 1837. Those core values are integrity, quality, commitment and innovation.

Deere and company is divided into four main departments. Those departments are agricultural equipment, commercial & consumer equipment, construction & forestry and credit. These departments along with the support operations of parts and power systems make up the John Deere family.

John Deere is the world’s leading manufacturer of farm equipment. The company offers a complete line of farming services and solutions with products primarily sold and serviced through the industry’s premier dealer network.

John Deere also produces and markets North America’s broadest line of lawn and garden tractors, mowers, golf course equipment, and other outdoor products. John Deere Landscapes provides irrigation equipment and nursery supplies to landscape-service professionals across the United States.

The construction and forestry division of John Deere is the world’s leading manufacturer of forestry equipment and is a major manufacturer of construction equipment in North America.

Finally, John Deere Credit is one of the largest equipment finance companies in the United States and has operations in 17 countries. It provides retail, wholesale and lease financing, and offers revolving credit and operating loans. John Deere serves customers in more than 110 countries, always abiding by World Trade Organization guidelines.

Information taken from John Deere’s Website

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