Kioti Tractor has broken ground on a $13 million expansion of its North American headquarters.
The expansion of the Wendell, North Carolina facility will double the size of the company’s headquarters. Construction is expected to wrap up by late 2019.
The additional 15,120 square metres of warehouse space will facilitate the company’s planned employee growth of 15 per cent in the next two years, and provide warehouse and assembly space for its current and future product lines.
The additional space also supports the Kioti’s goal of boosting product and parts availability to its North American dealer network and customer base.
With these add-ons, the total kioti headquarters size upon completion will be 31,127 square metres.
“Kioti has seen tremendous growth in recent years, and this expansion is critical as we seek to build upon our foundation of success to better support our dealer network and deliver outstanding service to our growing customer base,” said Peter Dong-Kyun Kim, president and CEO of Daedong-USA, Inc. Kioti Tractor Division.
“In everything we do, we are committed to delivering the best machine-owning experience our customers have ever had, and this investment helps us continue to deliver that goal.”
This warehouse expansion comes on the heels of a recently completed office addition at the end of last year, which added nearly 1,400 square metres. That expansion doubled workstations and currently houses the company’s marketing, accounting and finance teams.
“Kioti has been serving the North American market for more than 30 years, and this expansion further illustrates our long-term growth strategy of supporting dealers with ready-to-ship inventory, strong internal management and business expertise,” said Greg Bibee, marketing and business development manager. “We are proud to have a talented internal team that dealers can rely on in areas ranging from finance and marketing to technical product and parts support.”