GRAPEVINE, Texas – Kubota Tractor Corporation officially confirmed today its plans to plant roots in Kansas for its North American Distribution Center (NADC) by announcing the details of its letter of intent to purchase 203 acres near the company’s current leased facility in Edgerton, Kan. The company plans to design and build two, one million square foot, facilities to expand their distribution capacity and streamline logistics processes for the delivery of Kubota branded service parts and equipment to its customer base in the U.S.
In addition to the logistics facilities, Kubota also announced 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 a sales presence for Kubota in the heartland of America.
Mike Jacobson, a 17-year Kubota veteran, will be appointed as director and division manager of this new division effective January 1, 2018, and will lead the company’s efforts to expand its product offerings and markets in the Midwest.
“Kubota already employs 150 Kansans in Edgerton, and the expansion could add another 150-200 on top of that,” says Kan. Governor Sam Brownback.
Kubota’s NADC will continue to receive and process shipments from Asia and Europe, in addition to a number of daily truckloads of goods from suppliers in North America. It will continue to be the worldwide source for many Kubota parts, which will be exported globally.
In late 2016, the company announced the 617,000 square foot expansion of its National Distribution Center (NDC) in Jefferson, Ga. Jointly, the NADC in Kansas and NDC facility, located near Kubota’s manufacturing operations and their Southeast Division in Ga., strengthen Kubota’s distribution capacity and infrastructure in North America to support its business growth.
The new Midwest Division is an extension to the company’s existing divisional operation structure. The existing division offices are located in Suwanee, Ga.; Fort Worth, Texas; Columbus, Ohio; and, Lodi, Calif., and will continue to provide regional support to Kubota dealers.