CLS 4-Text earns recognition as a John Deere “Partner-level Supplier”

WALTHAM, Mass. – July 5, 2016CLS 4-Text, a Lionbridge company, has earned recognition as a Partner-level supplier for 2015 in the John Deere Achieving Excellence Program. The Partner-level status is Deere & Company’s highest supplier rating. The Berlin-based company was selected for the honour in recognition of its dedication to providing products and service of outstanding quality as well as its commitment to continuous improvement. Company employees accepted the recognition during formal ceremonies held on April 13 2016 in Zweibrücken, Germany.

CLS 4-Text is a supplier of global translation and localisation services to John Deere’s operation in Mannheim, Germany. “We are proud to be recognised by John Deere for our enduring commitment to delivery excellence. We feel our unique combination of in-country expertise and global scale enables us to manage the complexity of helping John Deere maintain brand consistency at global scale,” said Tom Spel, General Manager for Lionbridge Central Europe. “We’ve had a long history of working with John Deere, and we’re delighted to receive the highest supplier honour of Partner Classification for the third year in a row.”

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.

About CLS 4-Text

CLS 4-Text GmbH, based in Berlin, has been offering high quality translation services in the field of technical documentation for almost 20 years. The company is specialised in the fields of mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, information technology, automotive engineering, the environmental, and physical sciences as well as corporate communications and offers fully integrated translation management.
CLS 4-Text has been a member of the Lionbridge Group since January 2015.

About Lionbridge

Lionbridge enables more than 800 world-leading brands to increase international market share, speed adoption of products and effectively engage their customers in local markets worldwide. Using our innovative cloud technology platforms and our global crowd of more than 100,000 professional cloud workers, we provide translation, online marketing, global content management, and application testing solutions that ensure global brand consistency, local relevancy, and technical usability across all touch points of the customer lifecycle. Based in Waltham, Mass., Lionbridge maintains solution centres in 27 countries. To learn more, visit

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