Kubota acquires Land Pride’s parent company

May 16, 2016 -  By

Kubota_Logo_with_trademarkKubota agreed to purchase Great Plains Manufacturing, based in Salina, Kan., which will expand the company’s long-time partnership with attachment manufacturer Land Pride.

Since 2007, Kubota has worked closely with Land Pride.

“This acquisition aligns with our long-term strategic vision to continue our market expansion and provide high-quality products and comprehensive solutions for our customers,” said Masato Yoshikawa, president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corp. “Great Plains and Kubota share a common set of values in that we both were founded four decades ago on a reputation for quality, innovation and engineering excellence. We believe these synergies will continue to add value for our dealers and our customers for many years to come.”

All five Great Plains divisions will continue to operate with their infrastructure intact, the company said.

Roy Applequist, Great Plains’ founder and chairman, will remain on the leadership team to help guide the operations and facilitate a seamless transition. Partnering with Applequist in overseeing and managing the transition is Linda Salem, president of Great Plains Manufacturing.

The partnership builds on Kubota’s presence in Kansas, where the company recently established its North American Distribution Center, Kubota said.

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