Kubota Plans for New $140M Facility, Expanding Manufacturing Capacity in Georgia

Kubota North America (KNA) – the parent company of Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC), Kubota Manufacturing of America (KMA), and Kubota Industrial Equipment (KIE) – has announced plans to expand its KIE operation by adding a new facility within its footprint along the Hall County corridor in Gainesville, Georgia. Kubota plans to invest $140 million to construct a new building dedicated to expanding production capacity for Kubota loaders primarily for the North America market. The project is set to break ground this year and be fully operational in 2024, bringing with it more than 500 manufacturing jobs, the company reports.

“Today’s announcement is yet another example of our collaborative efforts with the State of Georgia to establish Gainesville as a major manufacturing hub for our North America operations,” says Shingo Hanada, president and CEO for Kubota Tractor Corporation and Kubota North America. “This is an exciting time of unprecedented growth for our company, as this new investment comes right on the heels of the grand opening of our new R&D facility in Gainesville, both of which emphasize our commitments to our dealers and customers to improve operational efficiencies and realize manufacturing excellence across all areas of our business.”

This strategic expansion, notes the company, will allow Kubota to expand loader capacity to meet growing market demands while freeing up space in the existing Jackson County facility to expand the production of other attachments and implements for tractors and construction equipment.

“Through further investments like these, our supply chain continues to evolve to better meet the needs of our sister-company partners and Kubota dealers,” says Brian Arnold, president, Kubota Manufacturing of America. “With this expansion our production capacity will almost double and, at the same time, we will improve our quality and efficiency through innovations in welding and painting technologies.”

Kubota North America employs more than 3,000 workers across manufacturing, distribution and engineering operations at its Gainesville and Jefferson, Georgia, facilities. Kubota also houses its Southeast Division office in Suwanee, Georgia.




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