CNHI secures top EMEA accolade for agri-kit

Austrian Case IH, Steyr plant bags silver status for agricultural equipment under WCM programme

Saint Valentin is the HQ for the Case IH and Steyr brands, and employs around 600 people.
Saint Valentin is the HQ for the Case IH and Steyr brands, and employs around 600 people.

Case New Holland (CNH) Industrial has been awarded silver status according to the standards of the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) programme – one of the highest accolades for the integrated management of manufacturing plants and processes – following an audit of its plant in Austria.

Saint Valentin is one of 34 CNH Industrial manufacturing facilities in the EMEA (Europe, the Middle East and Africa) region and the HQ for the Case IH and Steyr brands, employing around 600 people.

“This award is a great honour for our plant as it is a demonstration of the excellence, competence and passion of our team in Saint Valentin,” said Andreas Kampenhuber, GM at Saint Valentin. “All of us are dedicated to the products and committed to improving our processes on a daily basis.”

Saint Valentin is the first plant to receive a silver WCM designation in the agricultural equipment sector in the EMEA region – just seven years after initially implementing the WCM programme, which measures technical and managerial standards, including safety, cost, environment and quality.

CNH Industrial asserts that the widespread use of WCM principles at its plants allows the company, totalling some 69,000 employees across 190 countries, to share a common organisational culture.

Around the world the company now has nine silver-level and 18 bronze-level plants, and 83%, or 53 out of 59 plants, utilise WCM, which entails 90% of the employees also taking part in the programme.


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