Kubota Canada Ltd. is building a new facility in Pickering, Ontario.
Construction of the new facility is expected to begin this fall, and the company plans to begin moving its operations by the end of 2019.
The new facility will be designed to house Kubota Canada’s (KCL) head office, training areas and warehouse operations.
Kubota has operated in Canada from Markham, Ont., since 1975. According to the company, the move is the result of its growing success in Canada.
“In Canada, the construction, agriculture, commercial and residential sectors are all highly competitive markets, which gives us the motivation to strengthen our leadership among Canadian customers and dealers,” said Bob Hickey, president of Kubota Canada. “It had become obvious that we needed a new state-of-the-art facility to ensure we could live up to our commitments to meet the increasing needs of our growing customer base. We are very thankful for the trust our dealers and customers place in our products and services.”
The new Pickering facility will cover 53,500 square metres, with the possibility of 92,900 square metres of floor space in the future. The company will invest about $67 million to purchase the land and construct the new headquarters.
“Pickering was selected as our future head office location because it provides a great sense of community and lends itself perfectly to our growing technological advancements,” Hickey said. “Our new location will enable us to have easy access to highways, affordable housing for our employees, as well as to equipment testing and training areas.”
Kubota Canada currently employs bout 190 employees. With the new facility, that number will grow to about 250 by 2027.
“We would also like to express our sincere thanks to Mayor (David) Ryan as well as to other City of Pickering officials for welcoming KCL and making this project possible. Lastly, we wish to thank the City of Markham for helping to bring KCL to where it is today,” Hickey said.
Kubota headquarters timeline:
- Fall 2018: Construction expected to begin
- End of 2019: KCL starts moving its offices to its new location in 2 phases
- Phase 1: Head Office and wholegoods
- Phase 2: Parts
Kubota Canada is a subsidiary of Kubota Corporation, a tractor and heavy equipment manufacturer based in Osaka, Japan. KCL markets and distributes Kubota-engineered and manufactured equipment, which includes a complete line of tractors, performance-matched implements, compact and utility tractors, compact construction, landscaping and public work equipment, residential lawn and garden equipment, commercial turf products and utility vehicles.