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CNH’s ‘A Sustainable Year’ series spotlights sustainable production in Lecce

CASE CL36EV Electric Compact Wheel Loader
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CASE CL36EV Electric Compact Wheel Loader


  • CNH’s Lecce plant in Italy has commenced production of its first electric compact wheel loader.

  • The new 3.7-ton machine has been redesigned for sustainability, reflecting CNH’s investment in eco-friendly manufacturing processes.

  • Lecce features CNH’s largest photovoltaic power installation, with 7,300 solar panels generating 3.3 MW, cutting CO2 emissions by over 1,200 tons annually.

  • The plant produces over 200 models for CASE Construction Equipment and New Holland Construction, including the new electric compact wheel loaders.

In the third installment of CNH’s ‘A Sustainable Year’ series learn more about how our first electric compact wheel loader started production this month at our Lecce plant in Italy.

The article explains how we redesigned every aspect of this new 3.7-ton machine, and how investment in more sustainable manufacturing processes is transforming operations at the plant.

Aerial view of the Lecce Plant in Italy<br>IMAGE SOURCE: CNH Industrial N.V.

Lecce is home to CNH’s largest photovoltaic power installation to date. This comprises 7,300 solar panels, with a peak power of 3.3 Megawatts (MW) at any one time, reducing CO2 emissions by more than 1,200 tons per year – the equivalent of a petrol-powered car circumnavigating the world 125 times.

The site produces machines for CNH’s CASE Construction Equipment and New Holland Construction brands with more than 200 models rolling off seven production lines, including a brand new one for the electric compact wheel loaders.

Source: CNH Industrial N.V.