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Soucy Announces Partnership with John Deere to Launch its Planter Tracks

Drummondville (Quebec), August 28, 2015 ―Today the Soucy Group announced the beginning of a partnership with agriculture giant John Deere for the manufacture, sale and distribution of a new agricultural track system for planters: the S-TECH 012P. 

The result of several months of work, this major partnership with John Deere will facilitate distribution and sales of Soucy track system technology worldwide. "We are very proud to officially announce this collaboration with John Deere through a business partnership whose first product is our track system for planters," said André Todd, General Manager of Soucy International. 

"Through our partnership with Soucy, John Deere can now offer its customers more options for optimizing their sowing performance. In wet soil conditions, Soucy planter tracks greatly increase performance in the field, specifically by minimizing soil compaction," said Casey Dray, Planter Product Manager for John Deere. 

The commercial success enjoyed by Soucy over the past 10 years, combined with its observations in the field, are clear indications that the track system market is booming. It became essential for Soucy, as a world leader in the industry, to offer farmers an efficient system for their sowing seasons. 

As with all other Soucy products, every stage of the S-TECH 012P's development and manufacture takes place within the Soucy Group. Therefore, from design and development to manufacture and assembly, the Drummondville-based company controls all the necessary technologies and processes for designing such a system. 

 S-TECH 012P planter tracks will be introduced to the public at the Farm Progress Show in Illinois from September 1 to 3, 2015. (www.soucy-track.com)


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Source : Soucy Group

In business since 1967 and home to some 1,5 00 employees, the Soucy Group specializes in the design and fabrication of metal, rubber and plastic components for the industries of agricultural, recreational, industrial and defense vehicles. They are a well-known strategic partner in the original equipment market, notably for their technological innovations and high-quality products. Since 1978, they have been making rubber tracks and now accompany several large vehicle manufacturers in the design, development and fabrication of track solutions. The Soucy Group is comprised of 11 sites in Canada and Asia. (www.soucy-group.com). 

Deere & Company (NYSE: DE) is a world leader in providing advanced products and services and is committed to the success of customers whose work is linked to the land - those who cultivate, harvest, transform, enrich and build upon the land to meet the world’s dramatically increasing need for food, fuel, shelter and infrastructure. Since 1837, John Deere has delivered innovative products of superior quality built on a tradition of integrity. (www.JohnDeere.com).