Kubota Tractor opens new 45-acre distribution centre in California
Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) has opened its 45-acre Western Distribution Center in Elk Grove, California. The new facility replaces Kubota's former facility in Lodi, California. Kubota has invested more than $70 million to bring the new facility online and has expanded to more than 100 employees over the past year, with plans to continue that growth in the coming years.
Kubota built its new 631,465-square-foot facility using sustainable principles. The facility will house offices, training classrooms, and a distribution network for farming, construction, and turf equipment, as well as repair parts destined for Kubota dealers and users.
"We began more than 50 years ago as a tractor company for small farmers, and today Kubota's equipment can be found in every rural landscape, suburban neighborhood, and urban cityscape in America," said Mr. Shingo Hanada, president of Kubota Tractor and Kubota North America Corporations.
For Elk Grove Mayor Bobbie Singh-Allen, the city's newest addition is a huge win for the community.
"We are excited to welcome Kubota's Western Distribution Center to Elk Grove," said Mayor Singh-Allen. "Today's grand opening will generate an economic ripple effect for the region, benefiting local hotels, restaurants, and retail shops. This significant investment in infrastructure brings job creation, innovation and sustained economic vitality to our community, opening the door for boundless opportunities in the future."
"The most important aspects to bringing this new facility online are for our dealer network to better support their local communities with sales, service, and support, and by moving more product through Elk Grove for the benefit of all our western states customers," said Kyle Hagen, western division manager at Kubota Tractor Corporation.
The new campus is an extension of the company's existing divisional operation structure that provides regional support for Kubota's dealer network.