Kubota’s Construction Machinery Gaining Ground in America
- From the Front Line of a Market Brimming with Construction Investment
For more than half a century, Kubota’s construction machinery has been instrumental in developing urban infrastructure, with its knowhow and mastery in full swing. A pioneering supplier of compact excavators – a must-have for urban construction – Kubota has since come to supply a variety of compact construction machinery to the markets around the world, including Japan, Europe, and North America. This solution from Kubota – urban development using compact machinery – is perfectly aligned with the philosophy at the core of the Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs), which are included in the 2030 Development Agenda adopted at the UN Sustainable Development Summit in September 2015. The SDGs are comprised of 17 global goals designed as a blueprint to realize a sustainable world. Goal 11 is “sustainable cities and communities,” with its overriding objective being to “make cities and human settlements inclusive, safe, resilient, and sustainable.”
Kubota’s endeavors to contribute to housing and infrastructure development with its compact construction machinery have a high potential of facilitating the achievement of this goal. In recent years, Kubota has underpinned the rapid urbanization in countries in Asia, South America, and Africa. At the same time, Kubota’s construction machinery has gained an excellent reputation in North America, which is experiencing robust construction investment in housing and social infrastructure. Featured in this issue of GLOBAL INDEX is a progress report on Kubota’s construction machinery business, with a focus on the U.S. market.