Kubota Tractor Corporation Plans Parts Distribution Hub In Edgerton, Kansas
"As Kubota’s business continues to grow and we enter new markets, we are committed to being equipped to meet our dealers’ and customers’ needs,” said Masato Yoshikawa, President/CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation. "This new Parts Distribution Center is going to further streamline our operations and improve our parts delivery support, making sure that our dealers and customers have the support they need when they need it.”
The Edgerton, Kansas site for the new facility was a strategic decision by Kubota management, given its central location within the United States "This new distribution center will enable us to manage our stream of parts more effectively and improve parts delivery time, including an expanded geographical area to which we can deliver parts within 24 hours,” said Earl Johnson, Parts Director for Kubota.
Kubota plans to have the facility operational during the third quarter of 2015. When initial operations begin, the new Parts Distribution Center will primarily service the Midwestern U.S. and will employ approximately 75 employees after the first year. "We look forward to commencing our parts operation in Edgerton, and we’re proud to be contributing to the local economy,” said Yoshikawa.
“Our region’s strategic central location and our nationally ranked “Best in Class” KC team has proven to be a winning combination for record-breaking job attraction in 2014,” said Bob Marcusse, President/CEO, Kansas City Area Development Council. “We are thrilled to add Kubota and more jobs to our region’s best year ever.”
The Kansas City Area Development Council partnered with a number of regional organizations to attract Kubota Tractor Corporation to the KC region including the State of Kansas, Kansas Department of Commerce, Southwest Johnson County Economic Development Corporation, City of Edgerton, KCP&L, CBRE Group Inc., NorthPoint Development, Candid Marketing & Communications; IMKO Workforce Solutions and KC SmartPort.
“Kubota’s decision to open a distribution center in Edgerton is more good news for our growing economy,” said Kansas Commerce Secretary Pat George. “Kansas’ excellent business environment, workforce and infrastructure continue to support the efforts of companies to invest and create jobs.”
“Edgerton’s central location and the benefits of locating to Logistics Park Kansas City continues to prove ideal for companies like Kubota who want to more efficiently connect the supply chain,” said Mayor Donald Roberts. “The City of Edgerton is thrilled to welcome Kubota to our community.”
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