Kubota Tractor Corp. has announced an Oct. 20 groundbreaking for its newly announced corporate headquarters in Grapevine.
“This relocation to Texas aligns with our strategic business objectives to strengthen Kubota’s brand in the U.S. marketplace and positions our company for long-term, sustainable growth in North America,” said president and CEO Masato Yoshikawa, commenting in a news release.
“This is the most significant change we have undertaken in our long and successful history in the U.S., and we are looking forward to further establishing our roots here in Texas,” Yoshikawa said.
The three-story office building is expected to encompass about 125,000 square feet, with a research and development facility spanning 68,000 more square feet at State Highway 121 and Grapevine Mills Boulevard.
The move will place Kubota’s leadership and professional staff closer to its major markets and its manufacturing, assembly and distribution facilities in Georgia and Kansas, the company said.
By centralizing more of its operations, Kubota said it will be able to respond more quickly to changes in markets and the industry, and streamline its operations for both dealer and customer benefit.
The new headquarters will be an environmentally friendly facility able to initially accommodate 400 employees with room to expand.