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In 1837, John Deere founded the company that would come to bear his name. In as Deere & Company in 1868, it has grown from a one-man blacksmith shop into a worldwide corporation that today does business in more than 160 countries and employs approximately 46,000 people worldwide. It is one of the oldest industrial companies in the United States. There is a great deal of fascinating information about the company’s history that can be viewed by visiting the Deere & Company Archives through the link box provided.

The company is guided today, as it has been since its beginning, by John Deere’s original values of quality, innovation, integrity and commitment. The company strives to create shareholder value through the pursuit of continuous improvement and profitable growth.

How Deere & Company Is Organized Today:</strong

There are four manufacturing divisions:

  • Agricultural Equipment – creating fine products for the farmsite;
  • Commercial and Consumer Equipment – creating lawn and grounds care equipment for residential needs, golf and turf, and commercial operations;
  • Construction and Forestry Equipment -building products that help build your world; and
  • John Deere Power Systems – creating the engines and components that power our equipment and other products around the globe.

They also provide world-class financial solutions and tools through John Deere Credit. John Deere Parts provides quality parts and service to John Deere equipment owners, as well as owners of competitive brands of equipment.