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Leading Edge Hydraulics Wins 2013 JCB Top Supplier Quality Award.


October 25, 2013

Rockford, IL – Leading Edge Hydraulics, an industry leader in fluid conveyance systems is proud to announce winning the JCB Inc. 2013 Top Supplier Quality Performance Award.  LEH was also one of only four nominees for top overall supplier of the year as well.

The annual conference was attended by JCB’s key suppliers and recognized those that particularly excelled during the year.  Presenting the award was JCB's Onkar Singh Sunar, Group Director, Purchasing. On Hand to receive the award for LEH was Russ Dennis Jr VP/CTO and John Dennis VP/GM. 

LEH and JCB continue to forge a strong working relationship in the four key supplier areas of quality, cost, innovation, and delivery. Russ Dennis Jr. commented “it is always rewarding for our people to be recognized for their hard work in producing quality products on a highly consistent basis.  We serve some of the most demanding OEM’s in the world and we are honored to be a partner in the JCB supply chain”.                                                             

Leading Edge Hydraulics, an ISO9001:2008 registered company is a manufacturer of hydraulic fluid conveyance systems to the off-highway & mobile hydraulics industry.  The company has experienced consistent growth for almost half a century through technology, vision and innovation.






Leading Edge Hydraulics Receives John Deere - JD CROP Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division Award


Contact: Todd Dixon – (815) 316-3525

Rockford, IL – Leading Edge Hydraulics was one of only six companies that were recognized 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 which has brought significant value to John Deere and its customers.

The Rockford, IL based company received the honor for providing cost-reduction ideas of outstanding quality, and for demonstrating commitment to continuous improvement. Company employees accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on February 19th, 2008 in Davenport, Iowa.

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.

Leading Edge Hydraulics, an ISO9001 Registered Company, is a Premier Manufacturer of Hydraulic Tube Assemblies and Fittings to the Off-highway & Mobile Hydraulics Industry. Leading Edge Hydraulics has experienced consistent growth through innovation, excellence in customer service and support of industry standardization. It has developed and deployed nearly 12 million of its NexusForm Connections into production with zero failures since the mid 1990’s. 

2007 John Deere - Worldwide Construction & Forestry Division JD CROP Award


In Photo (L-R): LEH Personnel - Joe Stratton, Willa Almond, John Dennis, Russ Dennis Jr., Ed Silvers, and Sharon Rindfleisch (John Deere Worldwide C&F Supply Base Manager)