Kubota Tractor Corp. breaks ground on Grapevine headquarters

City and state dignitaries join Kubota Tractor Corp. president and staff for the ground breaking of its new headquarters.

City and state dignitaries join Kubota Tractor Corp. president and staff for the ground breaking of its new headquarters.

Kubota Tractor Corp. broke ground on its new corporate headquarters location in Grapevine on Oct. 20.

The new headquarters will include a three-story office building, which will be approximately 125,000 square feet, and a 68,000-square-foot research and development facility.

KTC president and CEO Masato Yoshikawa said moving Kubota’s headquarters to Texas from its current location in Torrance, California will put Kubota’s leadership and professional staff closer to Kubota’s major markets and its manufacturing, assembly and distribution facilities in Georgia and Kansas.

“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," Yoshikawa said. "This is the most significant change we have undertaken in our long successful history in the U.S., and we are looking forward to further establishing our roots here in Texas."

Employees at the company’s headquarters have been offered an option to relocate once the new headquarters is complete in late 2016. Employees at Kubota Credit Corp. in Fort Worth will relocate as well. Kubota’s relocation is projected to create at least 300 new jobs and $51 million in capital investment in the state of Texas.
By Sherelle Black
Sherelle joined Community Impact Newspaper in July 2014 as a reporter for the Grapevine/Colleyville/Southlake edition. She was promoted in 2015 to editor of the GCS edition. In August 2017, Sherelle became the editor of the Lewisville/Flower Mound/Highland Village edition. Sherelle covers transportation, economic development, education and features.