In July 2014, CNH Industrial launched a comprehensive efficiency program designed to enhance the efficiency and competitiveness of its Industrial Activities.
The program is expected to result in a total cumulative charge of approximately $280 million over three years, with a non-cash impact of approximately 20%. The majority of the restructuring charges impacted or will impact the income statement in 2014 and 2015, respectively.
Benefits from this program started to impact the operating performance in the third quarter of 2014, with annualized savings of approximately $160 million by the end of 2016.
Restructuring actions in Agricultural Equipment are mainly related to the closure of the joint venture in China, as the business model is no longer viable in the current environment, and cost reduction activities as a result of negative demand conditions.
Actions identified by Construction Equipment are related to the re-tooling of its industrial footprint in connection with the enlargement of the licensing agreements with Sumitomo, as well as the realignment of the dealer networks in EMEA as a result of the re-positioning of the Case and New Holland brand offerings. The announced closure of the assembly plant in Calhoun, Georgia, USA, represents one of those actions.
Commercial Vehicles actions are focused on selling, general and administrative expenses and business support costs as a result of the transition to CNH Industrial’s regional structure, as well as the completion of manufacturing product specialization programs.