CNH Industrial Österreich GmbH, parent company of Case IH and STEYR has been named ‘Best International Operating Company 2020’ in the Austria’s Leading Companies competition. Case IH and STEYR tractors are manufactured at the St. Valentin facility in Lower Austria.
Widely recognised as the country’s most important business competition, the contest is organized by PricewaterhouseCoopers (PwC), Austrian daily newspaper ‘Die Presse’, and financial data provider Kreditschutzverband von 1870 (KSV).
The ‘International’ category is open to companies with an international structure, business model and value chain/customer structure. They must produce products or services of global market relevance, with exports accounting for a significant share of production and have overseas branches. The plant produces some 10,000 tractors a year for customers in Europe, Africa, Middle East, Asia and around the Pacific.
Commenting on the latest accolade, Hannes Woegerbauer, Plant Manager St. Valentin, stated: “Being named Austria’s Best International Operating Company is a great honour and, underlines, once again, the ‘Quality made in Austria’ status of our tractors, which our customers value and respect. This has helped us to further extend the markets to which we now export St. Valentin-manufactured tractors, which now include Japan, Korea and Uzbekistan.
“The Award is particularly valued in a year that has brought unprecedented and exceptional challenges for everyone within our company, supply chain partners and dealers. It has been tremendously encouraging that all have worked very hard to minimise the impact on production and sales– and most importantly to ensure the health and safety of our employees.”