FPT's Turin driveline plant receives Silver Level certification in WCM program

The Turin driveline plant is FPT's first facility to receive Silver Level certification in the WCM program which aims to continuously improve production performance and gradually eliminate waste.

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The Driveline plant of Turin is the first FPT Industrial site in Italy to receive Silver Level certification in the WCM program.

With a production in 2013 of over 150,000 axles and 60,000 gearboxes, and a specialization in the production of bevel gears also for other CNH Industrial group facilities, the driveline plant in Turin is one of the most important and significant factories of FPT Industrial.
World Class Manufacturing (WCM) 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).
“After receiving Bronze level certification in 2010, this further achievement rewards FPT Industrial’s hard work in the last few years to make its manufacturing structure increasingly efficient and flexible, and gain a competitive edge over the best in class,” says Domenico Nucera, Plant Manager of FPT Industrial’s Turin driveline plant.
The Turin Driveline plant joins FPT’s French Bourbon-Lancy facility that has already been awarded the Silver prize and will try to get the Gold level during 2015. The Italian sites of Foggia and Turin (engines production) have been awarded the Bronze level and are working to obtain the Silver certification.
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.