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Electronic Solutions

Partnering with Our Customers

John Deere Electronic Solutions is dedicated to meeting our customers' needs through innovative technologies and unsurpassed engineering design capabilities. Add to that our extensive manufacturing capabilities and comprehensive range of support services, and you'll find a partner in John Deere Electronic  Solutions for demanding electronics anywhere in the world.

But the most important thing we build is relationships. We work closely with our customers to understand their needs, and use our expertise to discover innovative ways to accomplish their goals as efficiently and cost-effectively as possible. We strive to provide flexible, long-term electronic platforms and product improvements that customers will value over time. And we pledge to continue to make the capital investments in equipment, technology, and research that enable us to provide our customers with advanced services and products that help them maintain an advantage in their respective industries.

Company Profile

Full Service Capabilities

The workforce, technology, and facilities to handle all aspects of building quality electronics solutions that operate in extreme environments.


John Deere Electronic Solutions is a company with a strong technological focus and extensive engineering design capabilities. We have engineers engaged in over 80 active projects. We also have extensive experience in product design, product test, manufacturing, and support services. This enables us to handle any and all aspects of providing solutions to industries that require quality electronics which operate in harsh or extreme environments.

 


John Deere Electronic Solutions

  • Founded in 1987
  • Nearly 1000 employees
  • Six manufacturing and design facilities
    • 95,200 sq ft (8,800 sq m) manufacturing facility, Fargo, ND, USA
    • 91,000 sq ft (8,400 sq m) Power Electronics Systems Building, Fargo, ND, USA
    • 75,000 sq ft (7,000 sq m) New Product Introduction Center, Fargo, ND, U.S.A.
    • 37,500 sq ft (3,484 sq m) Logistics Facility, Fargo, ND, U.S.A.
    • 48,000 sq ft (5,400 sq m) manufacturing facility, Torreón, Mexico
    • John Deere Engineering Center/John Deere Electronic Solutions Engineering, Hardware & Software, Pune, India
    • 20,000 sq ft (9,00 sq m) manufacturing facility,Pune, India

Service Models

Flexible Service Approach

Our full spectrum of services is designed to meet your unique needs, whether it's a product, a single modular component, or a fully engineered electrical/electronic system. At John Deere Electronic Solutions, our goal is to develop close, long-term relationships with our customers, providing innovative solutions that improve product reliability and enhance the OEM brand value.


Custom Service Experience

John Deere Electronic Solutions is structured to provide a custom service experience. We are flexible in meeting the needs of your organization, offering various levels of service from engineering to manufacturing. We can develop and manufacture products from concept through field service, or build your design to print, or any level in between.

Markets

From Mobile Equipment to Industrial Applications


Our customers depend on their equipment to function under the most extreme conditions. We have extensive experience in the custom design and manufacture of integrated electronics that can withstand the harshest physical and electrical environments, and have partnered with companies in a variety of industries, including:


Mobile Equipment

  • Off Highway
    • Mechanized Agriculture
    • Precision Agriculture
    • Heavy Construction
    • Forestry
    • Mining
    • Military
    • Personnel Lifts
    • Material Handling
    • Commercial & Consumer Equipment

  • On Highway
    • Heavy Duty Trucking
    • Bus
    • Electric Vehicles

 


Other Industrial Applications

  • Off-Highway Engine & Transmission
  • Electric Specialty Vehicles
  • Mechanized Irrigation
  • Small Engine Controls
  • Generators
  • Air Compressors

History

Strong Technical Expertise, Strong Relationships


In 1987, three top executives from a leading original equipment manufacturer founded Phoenix International Corporation in Fargo, North Dakota. They recognized the need to provide strong technical expertise, while conducting business with an emphasis on open commercial relationships with their customers. With foresight and hard work, these entrepreneurs developed the groundwork for an electronic hardware/software design and manufacturing company that specializes in electronic controls, power electronics, displays, and sensor products.


With a concentration on developing highly reliable, ruggedized electronic products, the company began designing and manufacturing electronics for the agricultural industry. From there, the company looked toward the construction market, where there was a growing need for electronics that could withstand harsh physical and electrical environments.


As the need for integration of electronics with mechanical systems began to grow, John Deere Electronic Solutions expanded its customer base to include such areas as heavy construction, irrigation, small engine, hydraulic pumps and valves, and the dairy industry.


The John Deere Connection

Phoenix International had been a supplier to John Deere since the early 1990s. Starting in 1994, Deere & Company progressively increased its ownership in Phoenix International, resulting in 100% ownership in 1999. The reason behind the purchase was strategic. Phoenix International gives John Deere the core capability to develop and manufacture advanced, rugged, integrated electronics for their equipment. In 2005, Phoenix International became a part of the John Deere Intelligent Mobile Equipment Technologies group. The strategic intent behind this change was to create a distinct competitive advantage for Deere by leveraging our existing and future electronics capabilities from within the Intelligent Mobile Equipment Technologies group. Today, John Deere Electronic Solutions is the Electronics Center of Excellence for John Deere.

 

Backed by the resources of Deere & Company, John Deere Electronic Solutions has been able to expand and enhance its capabilities to benefit its worldwide customer base. Part of that expansion included the addition of the New Product Introduction (NPI) Center located in Fargo. Completed in May of 2001, the NPI Center is the cornerstone of North Dakota State University's Technology Park. The Center is dedicated not only to the design of a product, but also to applying advanced technology in the development of the processes and testing needed to produce that product.


Today, a growing list of worldwide companies has come to depend on John Deere Electronic Solutions expertise, performance, and reliability.


Several factors point to future growth for John Deere Electronic Solutions. We enjoy a high rate of repeat business with current customers, while continuing to diversify into new markets. Our engineering expertise in ruggedized designs, combined with strong manufacturing capabilities, has resulted in exceptional growth, making  John Deere Electronic Solutions an industry leader.