By: Fabian Cotter, Photography by: courtesy CNH Industrial

CNH INDUSTRIAL – the European parent company of Iveco Bus – has “…intensified measures to address the Covid-19 coronavirus outbreak” and, where necessary, will temporarily close Italian production facilities, it’s been announced.

“The company’s global Covid-19 taskforce is working closely with national jurisdiction health authorities and is ready to extend its developed safety protocols as needs arise,” CNH Industrial has stated.

According to the company, during this time additional safety measures will be implemented and these protocols will be applied across all CNH Industrial´s manufacturing sites should conditions require, it confirms.

This will enable the company to continue to provide all employees with a safe working environment, whilst managing production volumes accordingly, it states.

This decision comes at a time when Italy as a whole is now in a quarantine lockdown, with CNH Industrial stating it has, "…expanded its already extensive measures to ensure a safe working environment for its employees in light of the Covid-19 emergency."


The company has been leveraging its experience acquired firstly in China and, more recently, rolling out best practices across all regions in which it operates, it says.

Reflecting the emergency decrees announced earlier this week by the Italian Government, CNH Industrial – whose 12 brands include: Iveco (trucks/vans), Iveco Bus, Heuliez Bus, New Holland Construction, New Holland Agriculture and Iveco Defence Vehicles to name a few - the company has started to introduce additional measures at its facilities in Italy, which strictly follow the mandated requirements, it explains.




Important actions further reinforce the health and safety initiatives already in place, the company states. It has extended its ‘Smart Working’ (working from home) programme, in addition to ‘spacing measures’ and the provision of protective face masks where appropriate, it confirms.

This is in conjunction with intensive sanitisation and deep-cleaning of all work and rest areas, changing rooms and related facilities in all its locations, it clarifies.   

"The company’s global Covid-19 taskforce is working closely with national jurisdiction health authorities and is ready to extend its developed safety protocols as needs arise," CNH Industrial has stated.



C​NH Industrial is a global leader in capital goods that implements design, manufacturing, distribution, commercial and financial activities in international markets, according to the company.​​

It ​ employs more than 64,000 people in 66 manufacturing plants and 54 research and development centres in 180 countries, it says.

The company’s global presence and broad reach mean it can capitalise on opportunities for growth and pursue its ambition to become a leader in its sectors, it adds.

Through its 12 brands it makes the vehicles that, "…keep agriculture and industry growing", it says.

From tractors and combines to trucks and buses, as well as powertrain solutions for on-road and off-road and marine vehicles, CNH Industrial designs, produces and sells machines for ‘work’, it states.


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