Massey Ferguson has won the Factory of the Year Awards organised by “L’Usine Nouvelle”, a leading industrial magazine in France. Source: Stackyard
In selecting the winner the jury looked for a facility that has demonstrated an in-depth transformation initiative and delivered significant performance gains including increases in productivity, quality, competitiveness and market share.
Operated by Massey Ferguson’s parent company, AGCO, the Beauvais site designs and manufactures Massey Ferguson tractors from 75-400hp.
It is France’s largest producer and exporter of farm machinery.
Some 14,500 tractors leave the assembly lines each year, 85% of which are shipped to markets all over the world.
In the last 12 months, four new MF tractor ranges built at the plant have been unveiled for global markets.
The Factory of the Year award recognises the facility’s successful and wide-ranging reorganisation project known as MF Fast Forward.
The plant has seen significant productivity gains through the implementation of Lean Manufacturing processes, 5S good housekeeping techniques and the Hoshin Kanri Continuous Improvement Strategy.
In addition, the jury highlighted the site’s Quality Transformation Initiative and the clear commitment of Beauvais employees to the transformation process.
Latest in-house figures from the plant show a rise in manufacturing quality levels, while Massey Ferguson’s Customer Satisfaction Index reveals improvements in perceived quality by end-users.