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Start of Full Operations at the North America Research and Development BasePromoting Further Expansion of North America Business and Globalization

April 11, 2022
Kubota Corporation

Kubota Corporation (Head Office: Naniwa-ku, Osaka, Japan; President and Representative Director: Yuichi Kitao; hereinafter “Kubota”) established the Kubota Research & Development North America Corporation (KRDNA) research and development base in the United States as part of its efforts to globalize its research and development organization. This new R&D base will strengthen the research and development of products in line with local needs and promote business expansion in North America.

1. Background and Objectives

  • Kubota has been expanding its research and development organization worldwide as its business becomes increasingly global to address unique and diverse local needs.
  • North America is the largest market for Kubota’s agricultural machinery business. Kubota has been making progress in its shift to local manufacturing and sales in addition to spearheading other expansion efforts.
  • Kubota established KRDNA as a new research and development base to expand business mainly in North America around mowers, utility vehicles, and tractor implements. This new base led by a local staff lays the foundation for swift development of products tailored to local needs. In the future, Kubota will deepen cooperation between its R&D centers in Japan and local manufacturing and sales bases to drive further business expansion in North America.

2. Outline of the New Research and Development Center

Company name Kubota Research & Development North America Corporation (KRDNA)
Establishment January 2022
Full start of operations April 2022
Location Georgia, United States
Investment Approx. 9.9billion yen

Reference: Past Press Releases

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