130 Years

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Since its founding in 1890, Kubota has moved forward step-by-step,
contributing to solutions to social issues.
We will continue to confront challenges concerning food, water and the environment, to help provide a future for this beautiful planet and the people who live on it.

M e s s a g e

In 2020, Kubota celebrates its 130th anniversary.
We are sincerely grateful to all of our customers and stakeholders who have supported to the company's development and progress since our founding.
Our company began in 1890 when Gonshiro Kubota established his foundry. "Our products should not only be technically excellent, but also useful for the good of society." This was the conviction of our founder, and one we have inherited. It has driven us to create various products and services that contribute to society and the lives of its members by addressing societal challenges related to food, water and the environment.
We have, and will continue to, support the future of the Earth and humanity based on our brand statement of "For Earth, For Life." It stresses supporting the prosperous life of humans while protecting the environment of this beautiful earth.

KUBOTA Corporation
President and Representative Director
Yuichi Kitao

F o o d ,
W a t e r ,
E n v i r o n m e n t

Solving problems related to food, water and the environment

  • Food

    Helping supply the world with food, and carrying it toward an abundant future for food and humanity

    Kubota is one of the world's leading agricultural machinery manufacturers, covering both 'Dry-Field Farming' and 'Rice Farming'. Our hands-on approach focuses on listening to feedback from farmers. This allows us to develop products that meet customer needs and support agriculture around the world.

  • Water

    Bringing clean water
    to each and every person on Earth

    Kubota's involvement in the water industry began around 130 years ago with the manufacture of Japan's first iron pipes for waterworks. Today we provide products and services at every step of the water cycle. We employ the technologies and products cultivated in Japan's globally high level water infrastracture to protect the Earth's limited resources and deliver safe, clean water to everyone around the world.

  • Environment

    Supporting better lives
    for a greater number of people

    Kubota's technologies support abundant lifestyles by enabling global environmental conservation alongside economic and industrial growth. These include engines which are power sources for industry and living, lawn mowers and small-sized construction equipment which contribute to urban maintenance, precision equipment and materials.

G l o b a l
E x p a n s i o n

  • Total number of consolidated
    companies:

    187

  • Total number of employees:

    41,027

  • Overseas revenue ratio:

    2000

    18.7%

    2010

    46.1%

    2019

    67.4%

  • Europe

    Consolidated companies
    42
    Employees
    3,958
  • Asia

    Consolidated companies
    41
    Employees
    8,417
  • Japan

    Consolidated companies
    59
    Employees
    22,726
  • Other regions

    Consolidated companies
    10
    Employees
    384
  • North America

    Consolidated companies
    35
    Employees
    5,542
  • Total global tractor production

    Over 4 million
    units

  • Total global engine production

    30 million units

  • Thailand tractor share
    Combine
    harvester share in Asia

    No.1

  • Engine lineup

    About 2,000 series

    EU emission regulations

    Stage V compliant

  • Mini excavator sales

    No. 1
    for 18 years
    running

    (Since 2002; source:
    Off highway research 2019)

  • Adoption rate of Kubota
    treatment
    equipment in
    advanced water treatment
    facilities in Japan

    Approx. 80%

    (Based on activated carbon treatment volume)

  • Global supply of ductile
    iron pipes

    Over 70 countries

C o r p o r a t e
H i s t o r y

Our products should not only be
technically
excellent, but also
useful for the good of society.

Kubota Founder,
Gonshiro Kubota

Founded in 1890 as a foundry
Succeeded
in producing Japan’s
first iron pipes for water supply

  • Japan
  • Global
  • 1890

    1890 The company was established as a foundry

  • 1893

    1893 Started production of iron pipes
    for waterworks

  • 1922

    1922 Started production of kerosene engine
    for agro-industrial use

  • 1947

    1947 The development of the cultivator

  • 1960

    1960 The rider-driven tractor for dry-field farming,
    the type T15

  • 1962

    1962 Entered the environmental improvement business,
    for water supply, sewerage systems, etc.

  • 1974

    1974 The start of production for the compact construction
    equipment, the “mini back-hoe” excavator

  • 1987

    1987 Entered the computer business

  • 1990

    1990 100 years since foundation.
    Altered the company name to
    “KUBOTA Corporation”

  • 2005

    2005 Total tractor production exceeded
    3 million units

  • 2008

    2008 Started the “Kubota E-Project”
    social contribution activities

  • 2010

    2010 Certification as an “Eco First Corporation”
    by the Japanese Ministry of the Environment

  • 2011

    2011 First in the world to meet
    CARB
    Tier 4 Interim Emission regulations of the U.S.

  • 2012

    2012 Established a global corporate principle,
    Kubota Global Identity

  • 2014

    2014 Developed KSAS agriculture support
    system using ICT

  • 2020

    130th Anniversary

  • Japan

  • Global

  • 1917

    1917 First exports of 2,000 tons of iron pipe
    to Java
    (currently: Indonesia)

  • 1932

    1932 Repeated orders from Holland
    for iron pipes

  • 1960

    1960 Became first Japanese company to
    complete
    a waterworks construction
    project overseas

  • 1972

    1972 Established the first overseas tractor sales base
    in the United States

  • 1976

    1976 Stock was listed on the New York
    Stock Exchange

  • 1980

    1980 Received an order from Egypt for a desert
    greening system

  • 1989

    1989 Started producing compact construction
    machinery
    in Germany

  • 1989 Started producing tractor implements
    in North America

  • 1998

    1998 Extended the combine harvester business
    to China

  • 2004

    2004 Great success with the multi-purpose
    4-wheel drive
    UV (utility vehicle), a new product
    in North America

  • 2009

    2009 Completed the first tractor production
    plant
    for a Japanese company in Thailand

  • 2010

    2010 Established a pump manufacture and
    sales company
    in China

  • 2012

    2012 Acquired a tractor implement
    manufacturing subsidiary
    in Norway

  • 2013

    2013 New companies established
    for distributing
    agricultural machinery in Cambodia and Laos

  • 2014

    2014 Established a factory for
    large-scale
    farming tractors in France

  • 2020

    130th Anniversary

  • Japan

  • Global