Deere & Company, founded in 1837 (collectively called John Deere), has grown from a one-man blacksmith shop into a corporation that today does business around the world and employs approximately 52,000 people. The company continues to be guided, as it has been since its beginning, by the core values exhibited by its founder: integrity, quality, commitment and innovation.
How They're Organized
John Deere consists of four major business segments (agricultural equipment, commercial & consumer equipment, construction & forestry and credit). Those segments, along with the support operations of parts and power systems, are focused on helping customers be more productive as they help to improve the quality of life for people around the world.
* Agricultural Equipment - 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.
* Commercial & Consumer Equipment - John Deere produces and markets North America's broadest line of lawn and garden tractors, mowers, golf course equipment, and other outdoor power products. John Deere Landscapes provides irrigation equipment and nursery supplies to landscape-service professionals across the United States.
* Construction & Forestry - The company is the world's leading manufacturer of forestry equipment and is a major manufacturer of construction equipment in North America.
* John Deere Credit - 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.