Kubota expands with two land purchases

The equipment company is building a new distribution center and testing facility
Kubota Tractor Corporation rendering of the future North American Distribution Center in Edgerton, Kansas. (Photo: Kubota)

Kubota Tractor Corporation made two big land deals in June to expand its operations and distribution capacity.

On June 14, the Grapevine, Texas-based company announced that it had completed a purchase of 200 acres within an industrial park in Edgerton, Kansas. The company is constructing a North American Distribution Center to expand its distribution network and streamline logistics. Edgerton is about 600 miles from Denver.

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The new distribution center will comprise two 1-million-square-foot facilities. Kubota is already leasing a 765,000 square-foot facility in the area that will remain open until the new facilities are complete.

“Kubota is ready to begin this exciting project along with our city, county and state partners to expand our infrastructure and create solid footing in the Midwest, the Heartland of America,” Masato Yoshikawa, president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation, said in a statement.

“Increasing the capacity of our parts and logistics operations in Kansas will enable us to achieve even greater operational efficiencies to make Kubota’s business stronger and more competitive to meet our growing customer demand,” he added.

On June 11, Kubota announced it had completed the purchase of over 300 acres of land outside of Dallas for testing and training, and to launch new products to its dealers.

The company doesn’t have any plans to build manufacturing or distribution facilities on the property, dubbed Kubota Ranch.

“Kubota has considered a land purchase of this nature for quite some time, and with our Grapevine headquarters in such close proximity, the opportunity to expand our operations and research and development capabilities here in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth region makes solid business sense,” Yoshikawa said in a statement.

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