NEW HOLLAND SASKATOON FACILITY RECEIVES LEADERSHIP IN ENERGY MANAGEMENT AWARD FROM SASKPOWER UTILITY COMPANY
Burr Ridge, December 20, 2018
The New Holland manufacturing facility in Saskatoon, Saskatchewanearned the Leadership in Energy Management award for its efforts in sustainability, efficiency and continuous improvement from SaskPower, the principal electric utility company in Saskatchewan, Canada.
The New Holland facility, CNH Industrial’s (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) sole manufacturing site in Canada, achieved a 25 percent reduction in electricity consumption since 2012, leading SaskPower to name the facility as the most proactive Industrial Energy Optimization Program (IEOP) participant in identifying and implementing energy savings projects.
“Sustainability is at the core of our manufacturing processes and facility management. By using our company-wide World Class Manufacturing (WCM) principles to drive energy conservation, waste reduction and workplace accessibility, we were able to achieve this position in SaskPower’s IEOP,” said Rob Thomas, Saskatoon facilities manager. “We are very proud of this accomplishment and will continue to strive to become even more efficient,” Thomas said.
CNH Industrial participates in the WCM program which is one of the global manufacturing industry’s highest standards for the integrated management of manufacturing plants and processes. It is a pillarstructured 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 New Holland facility, which produces planting and seeding equipment, and pick-up headers,was the first participant in SaskPower’s Industrial Energy Optimization Program (IEOP) in 2012. Since then, the facility has achieved efficiency milestones including the first ISO 50001 certification in Saskatchewan. The certification is earned by using energy more efficiently through the development of an energy management system.
“Through the IEOP, we provide technical assistance to help identify and develop opportunities for increasing cost savings and reducing energy. We also provide financial incentives to turn those opportunities into action,” said Dallas Munro, IEOP manager at SaskPower. “We are excited about the New Holland facility’s efficiency achievements. The results show other organizations that participation in the IEOP can increase efficiencies through the implementation of cost effective projects,” Munro said.
CNH Industrial has 11 manufacturing plants, 12 research and development centers, and a workforce of 9,000 people in North America. The Company designs, produces and sells ‘machines for work’ and is present in all major markets worldwide giving it a unique competitive position.