Ag manufacturer to construct $87 million expansion in Kansas

Kubota Tractor Corporation, Grapevine, Texas, has purchased 203 acres near the company’s currently leased facility in Edgerton, Kansas.

The company plans to design and build two, 1 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 United States. The project is estimated at $87 million. The company plans to create a logistics hub, add a fifth division and a Midwest sales office.

“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, was appointed as director and division manager of this new division effective Jan. 1 and will lead the company’s efforts to expand its product offerings and markets in the Midwest.