Kubota Tractor Corporation Named "Dealerâ€™s Choice" in 2013 NAEDA Survey
Equipment Dealers Across the Country Once Again Give Kubota
High Marks in Dealer-Manufacturer Relations
(April 18, 2013) â€“ Kubota Tractor Corporation has received the number one rating and â€œDealerâ€™s Choice Awardâ€ among Major Tractor Manufacturers, according to the North American Equipment Dealers Association (NAEDA) 2013 Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey.
â€œWeâ€™re honored to receive the â€˜Dealerâ€™s Choice Awardâ€™ recognition from NAEDA and from Kubota dealers across the country,â€ said Greg Embury, sr. vice president of marketing and dealer development for Kubota Tractor Corporation. â€œAwards such as these fall directly in line with the companyâ€™s top priorities, and we look forward to working alongside our loyal and valued dealers to grow our business and respond to the strong customer demand for Kubota tractors.â€
Nearly 1,000 equipment dealers participated in this yearâ€™s survey, rating the manufacturer lines they carry on 12 categories. Kubota rated number one among major tractor manufacturers in overall satisfaction, product quality, product technical support, parts quality, return privileges, warranty procedures, warranty payments, and manufacturer response to dealer needs/concerns. In all 12 categories, Kubota scored above the average rating for all manufacturers. A third-party research firm not affiliated with NAEDA collected and tabulated the results.
The NAEDA Dealer-Manufacturer Relations Survey was conducted via an email survey of NAEDA-member dealers in the United States and Canada. The major tractor manufacturer category included Kubota, AGCO, Case IH, Case Industrial, John Deere and New Holland. Scoring 69.15 out of 84 points, Kubota took home top honors for â€œDealerâ€™s Choiceâ€ among major tractor manufacturers in this category. A formal presentation of the award by NAEDA representatives to Kubota Tractor Corporation management and staff was held at the manufacturerâ€™s corporate office in Torrance, Calif. on Wednesday, April 17.
â€œNAEDA congratulates Kubota on its achievements and compliments the company for placing a high importance on the dealer-manufacturer relationship,â€ said Joe Dykes, director of member services for NAEDA, and coordinator of this yearâ€™s survey. â€œWhile 2013 marks the first year for the â€˜Dealerâ€™s Choiceâ€™ awards, Kubota has scored consistently well from dealer ratings in past NAEDA Dealer Manufacturer Relations surveys.â€ In 2012, Kubota took top honors in the survey, ranking number one in ten of 12 categories among major tractor manufacturers.
About Kubota Tractor Corporation
Kubota Tractor Corporation
, Torrance, Calif., is the U.S. marketer and distributor
of Kubota-engineered and manufactured machinery and equipment, including a complete line of tractors of up to 135 NET hp / 118 PTO hp, performance-matched implements, compact and utility-class construction equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, commercial turf products and utility vehicles. For product literature or dealer locations, contact Kubota Tractor Corporation, 3401 Del Amo Blvd., Torrance, CA 90503, (888) 4-KUBOTA [(888) 458-2682], Ext. 900, or visit www.kubota.com
NAEDA representative Steve Kost presented the 2013 NAEDA Dealerâ€™s Choice Award to Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) management at a special staff presentation on Wednesday, April 17, 2013. From left to right: Buck Trawick, KTC marketing director; Greg Embury, KTC senior vice president, marketing and dealer development; Steve Kost, executive vice president for Far West Dealers Association representing NAEDA; and, Todd Stucke, KTC vice president, agriculture and turf division.