Land Purchase of 203 Acres and Plans for Two New Logistics Buildings
Solidify the Company’s Investment to the Region
Kubota Tractor Corporation officially confirmed today its plans to plant
solid roots in Kansas for its North American Distribution Center (NADC)
by announcing the details of its letter of intent to purchase 203 acres
near the company’s current leased facility in Edgerton, Kansas. The
company plans to design and build two, one million square foot,
facilities to expand their distribution capacity and streamline
logistics processes for the timely delivery of Kubota branded service
parts and equipment to its increasing customer base in the U.S.
“After more than two years of operating in Kansas with such positive
results, we are now confident about building more infrastructure here,”
said Masato Yoshikawa, president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation.
“We’ve had access to an excellent workforce in the area and we’ve built
a quality team; together, we’ve achieved operational efficiencies to
better serve our dealers and customers and we remain committed to
growing and expanding to ensure we are equipped to support Kubota’s
continued Midwest growth and overall North American expansion.”
In addition to the logistics facilities, Kubota also announced an
additional commitment to its Midwest dealers and customers by
establishing a fifth operational division and sales office in Edgerton.
The new Midwest Division office will reside within the same complex as
the parts and whole-good operations and provide an essential sales
presence for Kubota in the heartland of America.
Mike Jacobson, a 17-year Kubota veteran, will be appointed as director
and division manager of this new division effective January 1, 2018, and
will lead the company’s efforts to expand its product offerings and
markets in the Midwest.
“This expansion is a promising opportunity for Johnson County and the
entire state. Kubota’s decision to expand so significantly here
demonstrates firsthand that Kansas is a state that makes investment
dollars worthwhile,” said Governor Brownback. “Kubota already employs
150 Kansans in Edgerton, and the expansion could add another 150-200 on
top of that. I’m so pleased about the growth and opportunity for Kansans
this will bring.”
Kubota’s NADC will continue to receive and process shipments from Asia
and Europe, in addition to a number of daily truckloads of goods from
suppliers in North America. It will continue to be the worldwide source
for many Kubota parts, which will be exported globally.
In late 2016, the company announced the 617,000 square foot expansion of
its National Distribution Center (NDC) in Jefferson, Georgia. Jointly,
the NADC in Kansas and NDC facility, located near Kubota’s manufacturing
operations and their Southeast Division in Georgia, strengthen Kubota’s
distribution capacity and infrastructure in North America to support its
aggressive business growth. Like the NDC, the new Kansas facilities will
increase the company’s capabilities to deliver the right products to
Kubota dealers at the right time.
The new Midwest Division is an extension to the company’s existing
divisional operation structure. The existing division offices are
located in Suwanee, Ga.; Fort Worth, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; and, Lodi,
Calif., and will continue to provide regional support to Kubota dealers.
About Kubota Tractor Corporation
Kubota Tractor Corporation, Grapevine, Texas, is the U.S. marketer and
distributor of Kubota-engineered and manufactured machinery and
equipment, including a complete line of tractors of up to 170 Gross hp,
performance-matched implements, compact and utility-class construction
equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, hay tools and spreaders,
commercial turf products and utility vehicles. For product literature or
dealer locations, contact: Kubota Tractor Corporation, 1000 Kubota
Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051, (888) 4-KUBOTA [(888) 458-2682], Ext. 900,
or visit KubotaUSA.com.
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