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Kubota Accelerates its Large Tractor Business in North America Customized OEM agreement reached with a North American manufacturer to expand the tractor line-up

March 15, 2019

Kubota Corporation (Headquarters: Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan; President and Representative Director: Masatoshi Kimata; hereinafter referred to as “Kubota”) announced today its decision to utilize the development and production of capabilities of Buhler Industries Inc. (Headquarters: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; President: Marat Nogerov; hereinafter referred to as “Buhler”) for a new series of tractors. Buhler has a proven track record for designing, manufacturing, and distributing large tractors in North America. Kubota has chosen to take this direction with a view toward improving development lead time and optimizing product specifications to meet local requirements.

This new arrangement enables Kubota to add tractors in a horsepower range greater than that of the currently largest 170-horsepower line to accelerate its large tractor business in the North American market.

These new large tractors have been customized exclusively for Kubota through the company’s engineering expertise for ease of operation and functional design. The tractors will be launched in the United States and Canada in the second half of 2019 as Kubota continues its strategy to penetrate the North America large tractor market.

【 About Buhler 】

Company name Buhler Industries Inc.
Representative Marat Nogerov, President
Headquarters Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada
Establishment 1932
Line of business Design, manufacturing, and distribution of agricultural machinery
Net sales CDN287,984,000 (2018)
Number of employees Over 1,000
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