CNH INDUSTRIAL ULM, GERMANY PLANT ACHIEVES BRONZE LEVEL DESIGNATION IN WORLD CLASS MANUFACTURING
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.