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Kubota Strengthens its Large Tractor Business

Thursday, March 14 2019

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

Markham, Ontario, March 14, 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 capabilities of Buhler Industries Inc. (Headquarters: Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada; President: Marat Nogerov; “Buhler”) for a new series of tractors. Buhler has a proven track record for designing, manufacturing, and distributing large tractors in North America and Kubota has chosen to take this direction with a view toward improving development lead time and optimizing product specifications to meet local requirements. With this new arrangement, which will enable the addition of tractors in a horsepower range greater than the currently largest M7 170-horsepower line, Kubota will strengthen its large tractor business in the North American market.
 
Incorporating Kubota’s proprietary knowhow on ease of operation and functional design, new large tractors customized exclusively for Kubota will be introduced to the United States and Canada from the second half of 2019, in an effort to penetrate the North American large tractor market. “Our in-depth understanding of the realities of Canadian agriculture and the needs of our customers has always been at the core of what we do at Kubota, said Bob Hickey, President of Kubota Canada Ltd. Today’s announcement will allow us to broaden our horizons as our engineers will work with Buhler’s employees, in order to develop and produce tractors specific to our local market’s needs and tailored for their applications.”
 
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: CDN 287,984,000 (2018)
Number of employees: Over 1,000
 
About Kubota Canada

Kubota Canada Ltd. (KCL) is a subsidiary of Kubota Corporation, a tractor and heavy equipment manufacturer based in Osaka, Japan. KCL markets and distributes Kubota-engineered and manufactured equipment, which includes a complete line of tractors (up to 170-horsepower), performance-matched implements, compact and utility tractors, compact construction, landscaping and public work equipment, residential lawn and garden equipment, commercial turf products and utility vehicles. For product literature or dealer locations, contact Kubota Canada Ltd. at 5900 14th Avenue, Markham, Ontario L3S 4K4, Canada TEL. (1) 905 294-6535 FAX. (1) 905 294-6651 or visit: kubota.ca.

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For more information or to schedule an interview with a KCL spokesperson:
 

André Lavoie
Massy Forget Langlois Public Relations 514-842-2455, ext. 36
alavoie@mflrp.ca

Valérie Lavoie
Massy Forget Langlois Public Relations 514-842-2455, ext. 21
vlavoie@mflrp.ca