John Deere was born in 1804 in the USA.He founded Deere & Company one of the largest companies in the agricultural equipment manufacturing sector.History records him as an inventor.
In 1837 he constructed the first commercially successful forged steel plough.
It was ideally suited for the hard soil of the Midwest. By 1841, Deere was manufacturing 75-100 ploughs per year.
John Deere products are easily identifiable due to the characteristic green and yellow logo with the deer image. The company’s slogan is “Nothing runs like a deer“.
In 1912, and under the chairmanship of William Butterworth the operations extended to farm tractors. The company grew to gigantic size through acquisitions and expansions.
Today John Deere employs about 48,000 employees and operates in 27 countries around the world.