TURIN. The raw materials crisis is getting bigger and bigger and hits the productive heart of Italy. Late yesterday Cnh Industrial announced that it will temporarily close “several of its production sites for agricultural machinery, commercial vehicles and propulsion systems in Europe, as a result of disruptions to the supply chain and a shortage of key components, especially semiconductors. “.
In a note, the group, listed on the New York Stock Exchange and Piazza Affari, explained that it “constantly reviews its production plans to respond to this highly volatile context and plans to close the affected plants for no more than eight working days in the month. of October. The company – so the press release – remains constantly committed to optimizing production operations in order to respond to the continuing strong demand and better serve its dealers and customers ».
Controlled by Exor, Cnh is present in several industrial sectors: with Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and Steyr in the field of tractors and agricultural machinery, with Case and New Holland Construction in earthmoving machinery. Iveco is the division that deals with commercial vehicles, Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus with buses and coaches, FPT Industrial with engines and transmissions.