CNH IN THE FIELD FOR EARTHQUAKE EMERGENCY IN ITALY
Following the earthquakes that severely struck the Emilia region of Italy, on May 20th and 29th, CNH, which is present in the area with a manufacturing plant in Modena and a research and development and logistics center in San Matteo...
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TURIN, Italy -- (May 31, 2012) -- Following the earthquakes that severely struck the Emilia region of Italy, on May 20th and 29th, CNH, which is present in the area with a manufacturing plant in Modena and a research and development and logistics center in San Matteo (MO), offered the Italian Civil Protection Department an emergency-rescue unit consisting of construction machinery, mobile service vans and operators.
Under the Italian Civil Protection Department’s coordination, the unit is currently operating autonomously and comprises:
- 12 earth moving machines, including light (telehandlers, mini excavators, skid steer loaders and backhoe loaders) and heavy (excavators, wheel loaders) equipment from the New Holland brands, 5 mobile service vans, and Iveco trucks for transporting rubble
- 20 operators and mechanics, including personnel from CNH and its Dealers
The unit, which is organized into four teams, is already operational in those municipalities worst hit by the earthquakes: Cavezzo (MO), Finale Emilia (MO) and Medolla (MO). It is currently at work creating a drainage system, preparing a surface area for an evacuee camp, cleaning the streets of the historical center, demolishing dangerous buildings and disposing of rubble.
Furthermore, in light of the instability of numerous industrial facilities in the areas hit by the earthquakes, the company has made its industrial complex in Cento (FE) available to local companies in need of a site where they can quickly resume their production activities.
For what concerns its customers in the region, CNH, via its customer assistance, is conducting visits to agricultural companies and contractors in the area who have suffered damage to their machinery so that they might resume their activities as soon as possible.
Lastly, the company is conducting the necessary inspections to ascertain that their own structures have not suffered any damage that might jeopardize their stability and that they are in suitable condition for work activities to resume in full safety.
CNH Global N.V. is a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment businesses. Supported by approximately 11,300 dealers in around 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.