Japanese equipment maker Kubota Tractor Corp. continues to grow its North Texas presence, announcing that it has closed on 318 acres in the Denton County community of Ponder where it plans to open a testing and demonstration facility called Kubota Ranch.
Kubota Tractor Corp. relocated its North American headquarters to Grapevine last year, and the new facility will be roughly 30 miles northwest of the Grapevine hub.
” … it’s exciting that we can now offer this experience here at home in our own backyard.”
“Kubota has considered a land purchase of this nature for quite some time, and with our Grapevine headquarters in such close proximity, the opportunity to expand our operations and research and development capabilities here in the greater Dallas-Fort Worth region makes solid business sense,” Kubota Tractor Corp. president and CEO Masato Yoshikawa said in a release.
He said the land purchase will allow the company to expand its physical footprint and build out the company’s vision to evaluate and test its equipment.
“Best of all, we can bring out dealers to Dallas to unveil and operate our new products, versus creating the experience for them in various cities around the country — it’s exciting that we can now offer this experience here at home in our own backyard,” Yoshikawa said.
The company said that Kubota Ranch will give the company ample field space for testing, training, operating, and demonstrating Kubota equipment as well as utilizing farm equipment to tend to the land. That eventually could include the possibility of growing, mowing, and baling hay.
KUBOTA TRACTOR HAS PRODUCTS FOR CONSTRUCTION, HOME
Among Kubota Tractor’s products are farm and construction tractors, hay tools and spreaders, consumer lawn and garden equipment, and products for commercial turf and utility vehicles.
Kubota said that four small utility buildings on the property will remain, and Kubota could build additional amenities as it aims to make Kubota Ranch a dealer destination and testing ground for its products.
There are no plans currently to build manufacturing or distribution facilities on the property.
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