Bronze accolade for CNH Industrial’s construction equipment plant
CASE Construction Equipment’s plant in San Mauro, Italy has been awarded bronze level following an independent audit.
CASE Construction Equipment, the global construction equipment brand of CNH Industrial, has been awarded a Bronze Level World Class Manufacturing (WCM) certification for its excavator plant in San Mauro, Italy. The achievement follows CNH Industrial’s investment in transforming San Mauro into a flagship production site for excavators in the Europe, Middle East and Africa (EMEA) region.
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.
The San Mauro site most recently underwent an extensive redevelopment project to bring EMEA region excavator production under one roof. Today, the site manufactures crawler excavators, wheeled excavators and mini-excavators destined for various markets in EMEA, Asia Pacific, North America and Latin America. With the recent developments, San Mauro boasts greater flexibility in responding to customer needs and observing specific customisation requirements, the company says.
Motivations behind the plant’s bronze level win include its adoption of key WCM Pillars such as Focused Improvement, which ensures the implementation of projects to reduce and eliminate losses at the site in terms of productivity and material. The plant further demonstrated strengths in a number of Managerial Pillars within the WCM program, including Clarity of Objective and the Allocation of Highly Qualified People.