London, February 20, 2018
CNH Industrial’s (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) Ulm plant near Munich in Germany has achieved
Bronze level certification in the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program. Home to
Magirus, the Company’s global firefighting technology brand, the Ulm plant is a Center of
Excellence for fire safety and the first Magirus firefighting plant globally to achieve a Bronze
certification. The Ulm plant manufactures the world’s highest turntable ladder: the 68 meter
M68L as well as a complete range of firefighting vehicles and components. The Magirus
Fire Fighter Academy is also based at Ulm. Recent important deliveries have included some
100 fire trucks to the Chilean National Fire Brigade and 15 turntable ladders to the German
city of Munich.
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 Ulm plant made significant improvements in the areas of Quality Control, Clarity of
Objectives, and Route Map to WCM. 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.