Kubota Striving to Meet Consumer Demand

Kelly MarshallAgribusiness, Machinery, Retailers

kubota-logoKubota Tractor Corp. and Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp., have plans for a new manufacturing plant in Gainsville, GA.  The facility will be located on 180 acres with an estimated 502,000 square feet.  The existing plant, which has been operating since 1988, will also be expanded.  The upgrade is estimated to cost $80 million.

RTV Lineup_webAll of this comes on the heels of a recent announcement to move KTC’s headquarters to Grapevine, TX to be closer to its major market.

“The demand for Kubota products continues to grow in the U.S.,” said Mr. Hironobu Kubota, President of KMA. “We estimate that this expansion of our operations will allow us to increase production capacity by 60 percent over the next five years.”

The announcement further demonstrates the company’s commitment to support its growing product offerings with operational excellence as a priority. “Growing our manufacturing operations in Georgia will enable us to achieve even greater operational efficiencies to make Kubota’s business stronger and more competitive,” said Mr. Masato Yoshikawa, President & CEO of KTC. “We will be better equipped to respond to market needs more quickly, satisfying both dealer and customer demand for Kubota’s popular sub-compact tractors, turf products and utility vehicles.”

The expansion is expected to begin in September 2015 with a target production date of spring 2017.  The facility will produce Kubota’s RTV series utility vehicles, with a capacity to manufacture 50,000 units each year.