Kubota Tractor recently marked the grand opening of its 765,000-square-foot North American Distribution Center in Edgerton, Kansas. The facility will serve as the primary distribution hub for Kubota parts and whole-goods distribution throughout the United States and Canada. The company expects to hire 100 employees by the end of 2015.
“The NADC will be a busy place, with the ability to receive and process more than 20 shipping containers a day,” says Masato Yoshikawa, president and CEO of Kubota Tractor. “We remain committed to making strategic investments in infrastructure and personnel to meet and exceed expectations. This expansion will ensure that we are well-equipped to support Kubota’s continued growth in the United States.”
The grand opening event was attended by Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback and Edgerton Mayor Donald Roberts, both of whom touted Kubota’s strategic decision to establish the hub in this growing region. “Kansas’ strategic central location and the access it provides to trade corridors will help keep Kubota connected with its dealer and customer network for many years to come,” Brownback said.
The NADC’s central location will enable Kubota to expand overnight delivery service to its U.S. dealer network, a company news release says.
“By further streamlining our operations, the NADC will allow us to realize efficiencies in receiving and processing shipments and improve our parts delivery support to make sure our dealers and customers have access to the parts and equipment they need when they need it,” said Earl Johnson, senior director, parts and product resources for Kubota.