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Kubota to consolidate U.S. subsidiaries

By Stephen Elliott

December 17, 2023

Kubota Corp.Kubota consolidation, Osaka, Japan, will consolidate Kubota Manufacturing of America Corp. (KMA) and Kubota Industrial Equipment Corp. (KIE), effective Jan. 1, 2024. With the consolidation of the two subsidiaries, KMA will be the surviving company to develop a structure enabling more efficient operations, the company said. The head office location will be in Gainesville, Ga.

According to Kubota, the company has cultivated the North American market for more than half a century since it began exporting tractors in 1969. Now, the market has grown to the largest in the company’s equipment business.

In 1988, KMA was established in Georgia as a manufacturer of tractor-mounted work equipment (implement). In 2004, KIE was established in the same state to shift the production of the implement from KMA. Since then, both companies have expanded their product lineups, such as small and medium-sized tractors and construction machinery.