Industrial excellence

World Class Manufacturing

In its factories, Ariston Thermo applies the WCM methodology to continuously improve productivity and the Quality of products and services, guaranteeing safety and environemental protection.

The main advantages of WCM in Ariston Thermo:

  • Customers receive a high-Quality product and service ensuring immediate feedback
  • Operators receive better training and work in a more comfortable and safer environment
  • Significant reduction of the environmental impact of the plants
  • Energy efficiency is systematically monitored
  • Optimised procurement of raw materials, rotation of inventories and work shifts
  • More effective internal handling of raw materials and more efficient external transportation
World Class Manufacturing


The World Class Manufacturing methodology, implemented in 2010, is now operational in 13 plants; it provides an integrated system of standardised tools, designed to standardise processes, eliminating waste and improving quality, safety, environmental protection and people involvement.
World Class is a constantly evolving programme that not only is improving the current service level, but also provides medium/long term perspectives, consistent with future industrial challenges.

WCM is a constantly evolving programme which, thanks to the contribution of everyone involved, is improving without stopping, as it acts as a driver of design, implementation and production. This is even more valid in light of recent European directives on eco-design for products (ErP) and on energy labelling, as they have given even more drive to the improvement of manufacturing processes and products dedicated to thermic comfort, one of the planet’s main energy-devouring industries.


The Ariston Thermo factories of Arcevia and Osimo have won the bronze medal, corresponding to 50 points
on the World Class Manufacturing scale: an important acknowledgement, considering that, outside the automotive industries, few factories worldwide have achieved this result.


The historical Genga plant celebrates its 50th anniversary. Fully active since 1966, the site is at the forefront of sustainable production processes and currently employs 250 people in an area of about 40,000 m2, with a production capacity of 1.6 million water heaters per year.

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