Following new agreements established with the local government, Case New Holland (CNH) has developed new production areas with the aim of further improving its activity in Uzbekistan as a strategic position in central Asia. CNH has initiated the first extensive tractor production operations at its Tashkent plant, which includes new areas for welding cabs, assembly line, and customer quality audits. The new areas are aimed at the production of new ranges of tractors in the 80- to 130-hp (60- to 97-kW) segment. The new TL New Holland tractors have already rolled off the upgraded assembly line, while additional new models are planned to enter production later in 2009. In addition to the new production areas, CNH has recently refurbished and restructured its parts depot to further strengthen the level of service for farmers provided through 13 service centers distributed across the country.