Kubota to relocate Ontario head office and warehouse
April 24, 2018 by Manufacturing AUTOMATION
Apr. 24, 2018 – Kubota Canada Ltd. (KCL) has announced a new home for its Canadian operations.
The tractor and heavy equipment manufacturer says it plans to move its operations to a new 565,500-square-foot facility – housing its head office, warehouse and training areas – in Pickering, Ont., by the end of 2019. Since 1975, the company has continuously operated from Markham, Ont.
“In Canada, the construction, agriculture, commercial and residential sectors are all highly competitive markets, which gives us the motivation to strengthen our leadership among Canadian customers and dealers. It had become obvious that we needed a new state-of-the-art facility to ensure we could live up to our commitments to meet the increasing needs of our growing customer base,” said Bob Hickey, KCL president. “We are very thankful for the trust our dealers and customers place in our products and services.”
KCL says it is spending approximately C$67 million in land and building costs.
With room to expand to 1,000,000 square footage in the future, KCL says it plans to grow employment from 190 current employees to 250 employees by 2027.
“Pickering was selected as our future head office location because it provides a great sense of community and lends itself perfectly to our growing technological advancements,” said Hickey. “Our new location will enable us to have easy access to highways, affordable housing for our employees, as well as to equipment testing and training areas.”
Construction is expected to begin in fall 2018.