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Kubota Tractor Corporation Headquarters Relocating to Texas
Kubota Tractor Corporation and Kubota Credit Corporation will be moving headquarters from Torrance, California, to Grapevine, Texas. Both companies are U.S. subsidiaries of Kubota Corporation based in Osaka, Japan. The move will affect about 180 employees and will happen within the next 18 months.
“This restructuring and relocation to Texas aligns with our strategic business objectives to strengthen Kubota’s brand in the U.S. marketplace, enter new industry segments, and to position our company for long-term, sustainable growth in North America,” says Masato Yoshikawa, president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation. “This is the most significant change we have undertaken during our long and successful history in the U.S., and there was much thought, deliberation, and consideration that went into our decision. California has been good to us, but it makes better business sense for us to be centrally located, and we look forward to achieving added operational efficiencies with this move.”
The move to Texas will put Kubota’s leadership and professional staff closer to Kubota’s major markets and its manufacturing, assembly, and distribution facilities in Georgia and Kansas. With the central location, Kubota hopes to be able to respond more quickly to changes in the industry and streamline its operations to benefit customers and dealers.
Construction on the Texas facility will begin this year and should be completed by the first quarter of 2017. The new headquarters will accommodate 400 employees with room to expand.
The relocation will affect 180 primarily California-based employees as well as some employees who work remotely from other Kubota facilities. Kubota has offered employees the option to relocate to Texas.