BASILDON, UNITED KINGDOM, May 08, 2012 (MARKETWIRE via
COMTEX) --CNH's manufacturing plant in Basildon, UK,
received a visit today by UK Prime Minister David Cameron and
UK Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.
Held in the presence of national and local press, the event
was attended by Franco Fusignani, Head of New Holland
Agricultural Equipment and of CNH International, Eduardo
Teodorani-Fabbri, Head of CNH Corporate Development, and
Derek Neilson, Head of Agricultural Manufacturing.
The Basildon manufacturing facility has a 47-year tradition
of producing tractors for the medium-high market segment.
Since its establishment, the factory has produced more than
1.8 million tractors. The site spans 40 hectares and employs
around 1,000 people. This CNH plant is the only one that
produces the innovative 110-270 horsepower tractor ranges,
92% of which are distributed worldwide. More than 5,000
farmers per year visit these premises and some receive
specific training on the product.
"As the only key manufacturer in the UK agricultural
equipment sector, we are committed to improving our
competitiveness and leveraging the local agricultural
heritage and know-how," remarked Eduardo
Teodorani-Fabbri, Head of CNH Corporate Development.
The Prime Minister and Deputy Prime Minister visited the
facility and its 2km assembly line. The plant tour was
followed by a Q&A session on site that was attended by around
On this occasion the Prime Minister said, "I was
delighted to visit the CNH plant in Basildon today and meet
its employees. A great example of a growing, successful
company, CNH showcases the important role that manufacturing
has to play as we work to rebalance our economy and foster
sustainable economic growth."
The Deputy Prime Minister added, "It's a privilege
to see for myself the world leading work going on at CNH and
to be able to speak to so many of the people key to that
success -- the Basildon plant's workforce. The Coalition
Government has been straining every sinew to rebalance the
British economy and put manufacturing at its heart.
Supporting job creation and growth is our number one priority
for Britain. Manufacturing companies like CNH have an
important role to play in building the stronger more balanced
economy we need."
"It is an honor for us to welcome the Prime Minister
David Cameron and the Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg at our
world class manufacturing facility in Basildon and to show
our best in class products. I am proud to say that at this
site we produce a tractor every four minutes and that the
value of the production in 2011 exceeded 1.2 billion
pounds," commented Mr. Fusignani.
CNH UK belongs to the top 15 UK export companies and its
products are exported to approximately 120 countries
CNH Global N.V. is a world leader in the agricultural and
construction equipment businesses. Supported by approximately
11,300 dealers in approximately 170 countries, CNH brings
together the knowledge and heritage of its Case and New
Holland brand families with the strength and resources of its
worldwide commercial, industrial, product support and finance
organizations. CNH Global N.V., whose stock is listed on the
New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNH), is a majority-owned
subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (FI.MI). More
information about CNH and its Case and New Holland products
can be found online at www.cnh.com.
For more information contact:
CNH Corporate Communications
Tel. 0039 011 0086345