Agriculture vehicle manufacturer CNH Industrial has announced the resumption of its manufacturing operations is proceeding according to plan, with the aim to resume full operation by the end of the month.
The company has said its plan follows all COVID-19 health and safety protocols on a global basis. Employee health and safety and agreements with trade unions has remained central during the process to ensure full engagement with the resumption of activities.
More than two thirds of the company’s 67 plants are already operational, to varying degrees. On a regional basis, more than 75% of production sites in Europe and some 60% in North America, in South America and in the Rest of the World are already operational.
Priority has been given to agricultural and powertrain manufacturing, which is considered essential industries by governments, and in response to local market demands. These were followed by commercial and speciality vehicle manufacturing, given the importance of the transportation and civil protection sectors at this time, and thereafter construction equipment production.
The Company plans to return to full operation at most sites by the end of the month. Modifications may be necessary if local or regional situations deteriorate or in response to specific critical issues, such as end market conditions and supply chains.