FPT Industrial’s Turin Plant receives Silver WCM Certification
Following in the footsteps of FPT Industrial’s engine plant in Bourbon Lancy, France, its Driveline plant in Turin, Italy and its engine plant in Foggia, Italy, its engine factory in Turin is the last of its major factories in Europe to acquire the Silver Level certification in the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program.
With a production capacity of around 200.000 engines a year, and employing over a 1.000 people, the factory is specialized in the production of NEF, F5 and Vector series engines. The site represents a top notch center in the world of Diesel engines, providing a wide range of customers with the best solutions, tailor made on the specific needs of the various applications from on and off-road vehicles to marine and power generation.
“The road to excellence is not an easy one and this achievement rewards the hard work of the Turin Engine plant team of the last few years. The accolade is the proof that we are able to make our manufacturing structure increasingly efficient and flexible, gaining a competitive edge over the best in class,” said Domenico Nucera, Plant Manager of FPT Industrial’s Turin Engine plant.
The Turin Engine plant now joins the other major FPT facilities in the quest to acquire gold level certification in the coming years.
Thanks to the application of the WCM methodology, FPT Industrial’s activities have been undergoing a process of continuous improvement and achieving increasingly higher levels of competitiveness, thus contributing to set the Company as one of the most important and reliable powertrain developers and producers on a world-wide basis.
On the World Class Manufacturing (WCM) program:
World Class Manufacturing is an international methodology for the organization of the manufacturing cycle and has been adopted, on a world-wide basis, by the most important companies in every kind of business, from automotive to services, from consumer goods to industrial tools.
WCM has the goal of continuously improving production performance and gradually eliminating waste, which helps to ensure product quality and maximum flexibility in responding to customer requests. All this is achieved through a structured and integrated production system that encompasses all the plant’s processes, from safety to the environment, from maintenance to logistics and quality, as well as the involvement and motivation of the personnel working in the factory; WCM activities are formally audited at regular intervals and each factory is assigned a score and the appropriate prizes (Bronze, Silver, Gold).
Turin, February 2016
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