Submitted by CNH Industrial
CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) announces that its joint-venture TürkTraktör manufacturing facility in Erenler, Turkey has become the latest plant to be certified Silver Level in the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program.
Opened in 2014, the Erenler site, part of TürkTraktör, CNH Industrial’s joint-venture with Koç Holding A.Åž. – Turkey’s largest industrial conglomerate – covers an area of over 400,000 square meters and employs a workforce of some 700 people. Case IH, STEYR and New Holland Agriculture branded mid-range and specialty tractors are manufactured at the plant, from where they are exported to more than 130 countries around the world.
The plant is equipped with state-of-the-art technology throughout and is notably home to Turkey’s first robotic paint shop in the industry. Eco-friendly production is key at the Erenler site, where low energy and water consumption is achieved through the maximization of solar energy and the use of highly-efficient automation applications.
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. To certify improvements, a system of periodic third-party audits evaluates all of the WCM pillars, forming an overall score for each plant that is the basis for three achievement levels: Bronze, Silver and Gold. The Erenler plant recorded significant gains in the pillar areas of Logistics and Level of Detail.
CNH Industrial is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging to the Company is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and STEYR for tractors and agricultural machinery; CASE Construction Equipment and New Holland Construction for earth moving equipment; IVECO for commercial vehicles; IVECO BUS and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; IVECO ASTRA for quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defence Vehicles for defence and civil protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions.
Sustainability at CNH Industrial
CNH Industrial has a proactive approach to sustainability, which is in tune with global changes. We have set long-term targets to align with the United Nation’s Sustainable Development Goals and we are driven to ensure that our footprint is sustainable, and one that leaves a positive and lasting impression. Furthermore, CNH Industrial is a recognized as a sustainability leader in its field, having been named as the Industry Leader in the Machinery and Electrical Equipment segment of the Dow Jones Sustainability Indices (DJSI), World and Europe, for nine consecutive years, as well as being admitted to range of sustainability indices.
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