Agriculture drags down Kubota results

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Kubota’s reported first quarter results show an 8.6 per cent revenue decline on the same period last year to AU$6.3 billion. Domestically this drop was mainly attributed to decreased sales of farm equipment but on overseas markets sales of construction machinery, tractors and engines all fell. Overall, company operating profits took a very substantial 42.4 per […]

Kubota dealers in box seat as Great Plains added to stock list

Kubota dealers were let loose in Australia’s biggest candy store at their most memorable Dealer conference this decade. The candy on offer included an extensive model line from USA seeding and tillage equipment specialist Great Plains. This range was already gathering momentum for incumbent distributor PFG Australia and is now expected to fly to withering […]

iF Design Awarded to Kubota

Kubota has received the prestigious iF Design Award for its M7001 tractor. Source: AFDJ e News Kubota’s M7001 won this award in the Vehicle discipline. The M7001 tractor won over the 58-member jury, made up of independent experts from all over the world, with its high efficiency engine of up to 170 CV. More than […]

Kubota announces new president for Europe

Kubota Corporation has appointed Kazunari Shimokawa as the new president of Kubota Europe SAS, based in France. Source: AFDJ eNews He succeeds Nobuyuki Ishii, who returned to Osaka, Japan as the Deputy General Manager of Farm and Industrial Machinery Domain, Strategy and Operations Headquarters, Kubota Corporation. Kazunari Shimokawa joined Kubota 34 years ago and has […]

Kubota consumer offers

Kubota is offering a series of special deals for a range of products in Australia. Source: AFDJ eNews Kubota’s consumer program is offering deals on M Series tractors, its Compact B Series tractors and its diesel generators and power packs. The deals can be viewed at www.kubota.com.au/category/consumer-offers/

Kubota finds partner for high tech union

Kubota will work with Nippon Telegraph & Telephone (NTT) to develop cutting-edge agricultural technology, including autonomous equipment, in an effort to support a graying Japanese agricultural sector while lifting sales in such regions as Southeast Asia. Source: Nikkei It is expected that the two Japanese companies will announce the partnership very soon. They will set up a new IT […]

Kubota to purchase Great Plains

Kubota Corporation has announced it will purchase US company Great Plains Manufacturing. Source: Farm Industry News Once final, according to the media announcement, the purchase will expand the company’s long-time partnership with Land Pride and will include all five Great Plains divisions with multiple facilities in Kansas and a manufacturing plant in Sleaford, England. In 2013 Kubota purchased Kverneland Group and soon after started marketing hay tools under […]

Kubota’s new M71 range for 2016

Japanese tractor giant Kubota has signalled its intentions to Australian farmers with a new M71 range punching out up to 125kW (170 horsepower) set for early 2016 release. Source: Farm Weekly Previewed to Kubota dealers just recently, the M71 will open the door to a much wider range of utility tractor tasks in another step […]