London, October 5, 2018
CNH Industrial (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) announces that its Magirus Fire Fighting plant in
Brescia, northern Italy, has achieved Bronze level certification in the World Class
Manufacturing (WCM) program.
A range of special firefighting and disaster control vehicles are designed and manufactured
at the plant which are used by fire brigades around the world in diverse situations, from urban
environments to forest firefighting. Extending over a total area of 52,000 sqm, of which 24,000
is covered, the plant has a workforce of some 150 people.
Brescia is home to the Magirus Dragon, a state-of-the-art vehicle designed for complex airport
fire safety tasks. Powered by the Twin Engine Power Pack producing 1,120 hp, these
impressive machines can reach a top speed of 135 km/h and can pump up 10,000 liters of
water per minute whilst on the move. Magirus recently won a major contract to supply 31
Dragons to the Spanish airport operator AENA.
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 Brescia plant made significant improvements in the area of People Development and
maintained a high level of consistency in the Work Place Organization and