CNH Industrial named as one of the ten most innovative companies in Brazil

Tuesday, 22. September 2020 15:00

For the second consecutive year, CNH Industrial has been ranked amongst the ten most innovative companies in Brazil. The award, which recognizes the Company’s contribution to innovation, is conferred by the Valor Econômico newspaper in partnership with consultancy firm Strategy&.

London, September 22, 2020

Innovation is at the core of CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI), and is key for all 12 of its brands. The Company’s continued investment in research and development, coupled with the nurturing of a culture of collaborative innovation has resulted in significant benefits for its customers. Research carried out by the Brazilian national financial newspaper, Valor Econômico, in partnership with Strategy&, a PwC strategic consultancy, has ranked CNH Industrial amongst the most innovative companies in Brazil for the third consecutive year, and for the second year in a row as one of country’s top ten most innovative. The results were announced at a virtual awards ceremony held on September 17.

In 2019, CNH Industrial invested a total of $1 billion US dollars in research and development, 10% of which was invested in South American projects. CNH Industrial has seven R&D Centers in South America employing some 600 people: Betim, Contagem, Curitiba, Sete Lagoas, Sorocaba and Piracicaba, in Brazil and Córdoba, Argentina. This forms part of a global network of 56 R&D Centers with some 6,000 employees worldwide.

 “CNH Industrial believes that everyone can innovate, anytime and everywhere. It's something that involves all our teams,” said Vilmar Fistarol, General Manager South America, CNH Industrial. “Innovation is generated by the diversity of our teams, and by our multicultural DNA. It is a driving force to generate valuable insights for the creation of new solutions, to constantly improve our customers' experience with our products, day-to-day services and relationships, as well as improving society's development indicators through a direct focus on sustainability.”

In 2019, in Brazil alone, CNH Industrial deposited 72 industrial design patents, a 118% increase over 2018, making it the private Brazilian company with the most domestically developed patents. In total, CNH Industrial holds some 11,000 patents worldwide, with more than 1,300 active in Brazil.

The ‘Valor Inovação Brasil’ Award aims to evaluate consistently and systematically the innovation practices of companies operating in Brazil across a range of sectors. The ranking is based on four pillars of the innovation chain: intention to innovate, commitment to carry out the innovation, results obtained and the market evaluation. In addition to the overall top ten ranking, the leaders in each of the 21 sectors analyzed are also ranked.

CNH Industrial N.V. (NYSE: CNHI / MI: CNHI) is a global leader in the capital goods sector with established industrial experience, a wide range of products and a worldwide presence. Each of the individual brands belonging to the Company is a major international force in its specific industrial sector: Case IH, New Holland Agriculture and Steyr for tractors and agricultural machinery; Case and New Holland Construction for earth moving equipment; Iveco for commercial vehicles; Iveco Bus and Heuliez Bus for buses and coaches; Iveco Astra for quarry and construction vehicles; Magirus for firefighting vehicles; Iveco Defence Vehicles for defence and civil protection; and FPT Industrial for engines and transmissions. More information can be found on the corporate website:

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Laura Overall                                                                 
Corporate Communications Manager
CNH Industrial
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