London, December 22, 2017
CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) announces that its joint-venture TürkTraktör
manufacturing facility in Erenler, Turkey has been certified Bronze Level in the World Class
Manufacturing (WCM) program. First established in 1967, the TürkTraktör joint-venture with
Koç Holding A.Ş., Turkey’s largest industrial conglomerate, is CNH Industrial’s longest
standing joint-venture. This solid business partnership also includes a manufacturing site in
Ankara, Turkey which produces engines and transmissions and an import and distribution
partnership for agricultural and construction equipment in the Turkish market.
The Erenler site was inaugurated in 2014 and counts some 1,000 employees. It manufactures
tractors in the 48 to 132 horsepower range under CNH Industrial’s global agricultural
equipment brands Case IH and New Holland Agriculture. The tractors are destined for both
domestic distribution and export to more than 130 markets around the world. Within its
complex Erenler hosts production facilities, paint areas, laboratories, engine and transmission
test areas and computer design engineering.
Featuring eco-friendly production, low energy and water consumption and a solar-paneled
“green building” concept that makes the most of solar energy, Erenler has quickly progressed
to being a top performing site, having earned WCM Bronze status three years on from its
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 Safety, Focused Development, Quality Control, Management Commitment, Commitment
of Organization and Competence of Organization.
This integrated model for managing all elements of an organization focuses on improving the
efficiency of a company’s technical and organizational components while maximizing market
competitiveness. The widespread use of WCM principles at CNH Industrial plants allows the
entire Company to share a common culture based on efficient processes and a language
universally recognized across all plants and countries in which CNH Industrial operates.