CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) announced that its New Holland Agriculture manufacturing facility in Jesi, Italy has achieved Silver Level certification in the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program.
Jesi is the global centre of excellence for New Holland specialty tractor production, and is home to the T4F/N/V and TK crawler tractor ranges, as well as the mid-range and utility T5 series.
Originally conceived as a tractor components production facility in 1977, today the plant occupies a site of some 185,000 square metres, has delivered over 700,000 tractors and employs more than 800 people.
Rigorous quality standards are a fundamental production pillar: every driveline and cab is put through a stringent testing program designed to simulate authentic shock loading and vibrations. Moreover, every day two complete tractors are tested and scrutinized and the subsequent data used to directly improve future production. The state-of-the-art paint shop uses robotic painting technology.
WCM is one of the global manufacturing industry’s highest standards for the integrated management of manufacturing plants and processes. It is a pillar-structured system based on continuous improvement, designed to eliminate waste and loss from the production process by identifying objectives such as zero injuries, zero defects, zero breakdowns and zero waste.
This latest WCM audit noted progress across a variety of both manufacturing and managerial areas including Logistics and People Development leading to its Silver Level designation.
New Holland is imported in New Zealand by C B Norwood Distributors Ltd.