TASHKENT, UZBEKISTAN--(Marketwire - Sep 3, 2012) - CNH International, a subsidiary of CNH Global, a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment industry and part of Fiat Industrial, recently opened to the public its new facility in the Akaltyn district, which is located in the Syrdarya region -- a key agricultural area in Central Uzbekistan.
The new branch, strategically located on the main arterial road leading to the capital city of Tashkent and along The Great Silk Road, is easily accessible and offers full sales and after sales services to customers on New Holland Agriculture, Case IH and New Holland Construction machinery.
The facility stretches over 2,600 square meters and includes a showroom, offices, training rooms and a service center staffed with qualified technicians and equipped with advanced equipment and technologies. This new branch further enhances CNH's strong service coverage of the national territory and will support the development of the country's agri-business and construction equipment sectors.
During the ceremony, Bakhrom Buranov, First Vice-Governor of the Syrdarya region, commented, "Opening a dedicated new branch in the Syrdarya region, which is a leader in the production of wheat, cotton and raw silk, will provide a great support to the region, to farmers and to all of us."
UzCaseService: Local service of the highest quality
The ceremony, which included a tour of the new facility and a product demonstration of the CNH brands, was an opportunity to showcase the high quality of service and outstanding features on the products that will be available to customers in the region through the new branch. The demonstration highlighted the benefits and technical specifications of the featured products, from New Holland Agriculture's rugged TL100 and TS135 tractors, and Case IH's 1200 planter built in Uzbekistan, to the well-known Case IH Puma and Magnum tractors, and New Holland Construction's versatile B90B backhoe loader and heavy E215B crawler excavator.
The new branch, which is run by UzCaseService, is fully integrated into CNH's worldwide service network and has access to the company's advanced manufacturing, product and service technologies.
"We have been in Uzbekistan for over 15 years, and we intend to continue to support you in this country and in this region for many years to come. We believe that service is critical and this investment is proof of our continued dedication to providing our customers best-in-class assistance together with advanced and fuel efficient machinery. The opening of this branch is an additional step in expanding the activities of our service network to include sales and distribution in order to be closer to our customers. We are also further developing our local production to better serve this country's agricultural needs," commented Stefano Pampalone, Head of CNH International agricultural operations AME, Central Asia, Ukraine, Pakistan and India.
Complete solutions for customers
UzCaseService is one of four CNH joint ventures established with the aim of upgrading the country's agricultural and construction sectors through the introduction of modern technology and machinery. In addition to manufacturing operations, delivered by UzCaseTractor and UzCaseMash, this collaboration provides support to Uzbek customers with retail finance solutions through UzCaseAgroLeasing.
UzCaseService started operations in 1998, and provides technical assistance and spare parts service throughout the territory with a team of 240 fully trained technicians, a fleet of 105 service vehicles and mobile workshops, a recently refurbished Central Parts Depot with more than 7,000 line items, and 13 Service Centers throughout Uzbekistan.
Since its creation, the company has serviced over 7,500 machines, including tractors, combine harvesters, balers and other equipment. In addition, UzCaseService keeps contractor fleets in top working condition by checking the equipment at the end of the season and preparing it for the following one.
Today, CNH is a market leader in agricultural equipment and it holds the largest service network coverage in Uzbekistan.
Notes to the Editor
CNH International - CNH International, a subsidiary of CNH Global, is the company responsible for the manufacture, sales, distribution and after sales operations of agricultural and construction branded equipment in over 120 countries throughout Africa, the Middle East, the Commonwealth of Independent States, Asia and Oceania, encompassing Australia, China and India. CNH International was established in 2007 to strengthen CNH's brands focus in emerging and high-growth markets.
CNH Global N.V. is a world leader in the agricultural and construction equipment businesses. Supported by approximately 11,300 dealers in approximately 170 countries, CNH brings together the knowledge and heritage of its Case and New Holland brand families with the strength and resources of its worldwide commercial, industrial, product support and finance organizations. CNH Global N.V., whose stock is listed on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE: CNH), is a majority-owned subsidiary of Fiat Industrial S.p.A. (FI.MI). More information about CNH and its Case and New Holland products can be found online at www.cnh.com.