Kubota Canada unveils new corporate HQ
By Adam FreillConstruction Equipment
Pickering, Ont., facility includes industrial warehouse space, in addition to a training centre and office space.
Kubota Canada has a new home. One of the country’s leading tractor and compact equipment distributors, the company recently celebrated the opening of its new Canadian corporate headquarters and distribution facility in Pickering, Ont.
Located in the Pickering Innovation Corridor, the new building has a 500,000-square-foot industrial warehouse and 65,000 square feet of office space, meeting rooms and training facilities on three floors.
“Kubota Canada has established itself as one of the country’s premier tractor and equipment distributors during our proud 47-year history,” said Yannick Montagano, president of Kubota Canada. “This new facility in the Pickering Innovation Corridor is a continuation of our commitment to the Canadian market – to our customers, our dealers, our partners and our employees – as we expand our solutions in the agriculture, construction, commercial and residential markets.”
The $80 million headquarters and distribution centre will create 200 jobs in the region.
“Our government is pleased to welcome Kubota Canada to its new home in the Pickering Innovation Corridor and to see the results of the company’s $80 million job-creating investment,” stated Ontario Premier Doug Ford during the official opening of the facility. “This investment will help Kubota Canada continue to distribute the equipment that allows our workers to build communities and grow fresh food here in Ontario.”
The new facility comes at a time of substantial investment for Kubota globally. The company also recently opened a 280-acre research and development centre in the state of Georgia that will serve the needs of its Canadian and U.S. customers.
Kubota Canada is a wholly owned subsidiary of Kubota Corporation, a tractor and heavy equipment manufacturer based in Osaka, Japan. In addition to marketing and distributing Kubota equipment, the Canadian subsidiary is also the Canadian distributor for Great Plains, Kverneland and Land Pride products, all of which are also wholly owned subsidiaries of Kubota Corporation.