Kubota Canada has moved into its new corporate headquarters in Pickering, Ontario, and the new state-of-the-art facility is a testament to the company’s ongoing focus on Canada since it was founded in 1975.
The new headquarters and distribution facility is located in the Pickering Innovation Corridor and represents an $80 million investment from Kubota.
“This is us doubling down and saying we’re going to invest more in Canada,” said Kubota Canada President Yannick Montagano.
“This is a Canadian team making decisions through a Canadian lens for the Canadian market.”
As well, the new headquarters enhance Kubota Canada’s strategy to focus on its dealers nationwide, as well as its customers in the agriculture, construction, commercial and residential markets.
“Now the onus is more on us to satisfy our dealers. Thankfully we’ve done that, and we have a history of doing that,” Montagano said.
“We’re very dealer centric.”
Room to grow
The new facility includes 500,000 square feet of industrial warehouse space and 65,000 square feet of office that includes state-of-the-art meeting and training space on three floors.
As well, the campus allows Kubota Canada to potentially double its warehouse space when expansion is required. The company’s previous home was spread out across four buildings.
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“This allows us to consolidate into one loop now, which is much easier for us to manage. It’s much more efficient,” said Steve Sweetnam, Kubota Canada’s director of marketing.
When the facility celebrated its grand opening in late 2022, the facility earned accolades from all three levels of Canadian government as well as representatives of the Japanese government.
“Our government is pleased to welcome Kubota Canada to its new home in the Pickering Innovation Corridor and to see the results of the company’s $80 million job-creating investment,” said Ontario Premier Doug Ford. “This investment will help Kubota Canada continue to distribute the equipment that allows our workers to build communities and grow fresh food here in Ontario.”
At the municipal level, Pickering Mayor Dave Ryan explained the new headquarters will help attract new industrial and commercial investments to the Innovation Corridor.
“The City of Pickering is thrilled that Kubota Canada Ltd., chose Pickering’s Innovation Corridor as the home of its new Canadian corporate headquarters and distribution facility,” Ryan said. “Kubota Canada Ltd. will be joined by a broad spectrum of other innovative and leading businesses in the near future.”
This new facility is part of a substantial investment for Kubota globally, as the company also recently opened a new 280-acre research and development centre in Georgia, built to meet the needs of Canadian and American customers.