Kubota to expand, build in Georgia

May 26, 2015 -  By
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Kubota Tractor Corp. (KTC) and Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp. (KMA) will increase production capacity for Kubota equipment in the U.S. by building a new manufacturing plant and expanding existing operations in Gainesville, Ga. This announcement is another move by the company in an effort to get closer to its major markets and customers.

The new Georgia plant will be located on 180 acres in Gainesville-Hall County, three miles from KMA’s existing facilities. The existing facility employs about 1,300 people and will undergo its own enhancements for increased production capacity.

“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 Masato Yoshikawa, president and 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 new facility is slated to begin production in spring 2017, with construction starting later this year. The plant will manufacture Kubota’s RTV series utility vehicles and will have the capacity to produce 50,000 units annually, according to the company.

This move comes on the heels of the company’s announcement to move its U.S. headquarters to Grapevine, Texas. KTC and KMA are U.S. subsidiaries of Kubota Corp, based in Osaka, Japan.

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