London, October 26, 2018
CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI /MI: CNHI) announces that its Case IH manufacturing
facility in Goodfield, Illinois, U.S.A. has achieved Bronze Level certification in the World Class
Manufacturing (WCM) program. Goodfield is not only the global center of excellence for the
Case IH production of industry leading tillage and cultivation equipment, but also has a
substantial Research and Development Center with resources focused on, amongst other
areas, effective soil management.
After undergoing a significant expansion project in 2012, today the plant occupies a site of
some 315,655 square meters and employs more than 200 people. The Goodfield plant
manufacturers a range of tillage equipment which is used at key stages during the crop
production cycle, including preparing seedbeds and following the harvest. The products
manufactured at Goodfield are destined primarily for the domestic market while some 20% of
production is exported globally.
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
To certify improvements, a system of periodic third-party audits evaluates all the WCM pillars,
forming an overall score for each plant that is the basis for three achievement levels: Bronze,
Silver and Gold. This latest WCM audit noted progress and consistency across a variety of
both manufacturing and managerial areas including Professional Maintenance and
Competence of Organization leading to its Bronze Level designation.