New Holland Fiat India Achieves Important Safety Milestone

New Holland Fiat India Achieves Important Safety Milestone 
LUGANO, SWITZERLAND -- (Marketwire) -- 12/20/12 --  New Holland Fiat
India Pvt Ltd, a subsidiary of CNH Global NV, has completed five
million consecutive hours worked without a single lost time incident
at its New Holland manufacturing base in Greater Noida, setting a new
record in safety excellence as the first plant in CNH to reach such a
milestone. The five million hours represent around 600 days of work
over the past two years. 
In recognition of this achievement, a special certificate signed by
Richard Tobin, Chief Operating Officer of Fiat Industrial and CEO and
President of CNH, and Franco Fusignani, New Holland Agriculture Brand
Leader and Fiat Industrial COO of the Asia Pacific region, was
presented today during an official ceremony held at the Greater Noida
facility that was attended by all employees. 
Rakesh Malhotra, Head of New Holland Fiat India operations, said, "We
have reached an important milestone. This accomplishment will
encourage us to continue to look for improvements and drive us
forward as we strive to achieve our growth objectives responsibly and
safely. We believe that putting the safety of workers first is the
hallmark of a true industry leader. New Holland Fiat India's
outstanding safety record is proof of the high standards that have
been set. This has been possible with the engagement of all our
employees and with the company's commitment to meeting the most
stringent international quality and safety standards." 
New Holland Fiat India's Greater Noida facility boasts the highest
quality standards in the country's tractor industry and is among the
best in the world for worker safety and environmental protection
practices. The record-breaking milestone of five million hours is the
result of the engagement of the entire organization, sound leadership
and effective teamwork across all the facility's departments, as well
as the dedication of the safety team who carried out a robust safety
program. 
The plant's participation in CNH's World Class Manufacturing program
is an important factor in the facility's high safety standards.
Launched in 2009, it actively involves all employees in eliminating
risks in the workplace through clearly defined metrics, regular
audits a
nd a systematic approach to identifying potential accidents.
World Class Manufacturing principles have now become integral to the
way Greater Noida's employees approach their work.  
With more than 1,300 employees and featuring a number of advanced
manufacturing technologies, New Holland Fiat India produces tractors
up to 75 hp, engines, transmissions, axles and PTOs, and fully
controls all of its production processes and components. It exports
products and components worldwide, with approximately 25% of its
tractors sold in about 50 countries, primarily in Africa, the Middle
East and North America. In addition, it supplies engines,
transmissions, PTOs and four wheel drive front axles for agricultural
and construction equipment to CNH plants around the world. 
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. 
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