On April 7th, Kubota North America Corporation, parent company of Kubota Tractor Corporation, held its grand opening of a new Research and Development Center in Gainesville, Georgia. Over 280 acres in size, the $85 million facility opened employing 70 engineers and technicians with plans to grow to over 200 employees in the next five years.
In the spirit of Kubota’s slogan, “For Earth, For Life”, the new facility was built with sustainability in mind by utilizing efficient technologies and eco-friendly design. The state-of-the-art building is partly powered by solar structures and features electric vehicle charging stations powered by a solar-paneled roof.
In addition to the building’s structure being built with innovative features, the center will continue to drive innovation through development of Kubota’s future generations of products. The facility includes engineering offices, workshops, and product testing zones indoors, while outdoor tracks provide an area for testing Kubota equipment in working conditions. Kubota plans to continue to grow the facility in order to continue developing new, effective solutions for customers and dealers alike.
Kubota’s Georgia-based operations currently employ over 3,000 employees throughout its Southeast Division office, company headquarters, and manufacturing and distribution centers. With the opening of the R&D Center in the same city as its headquarters, Kubota plans to keep its customers needs at the forefront of production while innovating equipment design for modern times and applications.