Kubota Tractor Corp. has completed a 200-acre land purchase within Phase II of Logistics Park Kansas City in Edgerton, Kan., making the company the first tenant for the new industrial park.  Kansas Governor Jeff Colyer met today with the company to tour the site where it will construct two separate million-square-foot logistics facilities for its new North American Distribution Centers.

“Kubota is ready to begin this exciting project along with our city, county and state partners to expand our infrastructure and create solid footing in the Midwest, the heartland of America,” said Masato Yoshikawa, president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corp. “We are proud to make this significant investment here in Kansas, a state that shares our values and supports our ambitious goals for the future.”

Mayor Donald Roberts of Edgerton also participated in the tour. “Edgerton and our partners have a proven track record of thoughtful planning and significant investment in infrastructure attracting businesses to Edgerton and growing our local economy,” Roberts said. “The central proximity of Edgerton within the U.S. and its world-class inland port and intermodal facility give companies like Kubota direct connections to the global supply chain and the ability to quickly and efficiently ship goods by rail and truck to their final destination.”

Kubota began leasing space in the area in 2015. Its current 765,000-square-foot leased facility will remain in operation in Logistics Park Kansas City until the new facilities are complete. The current facility is the source for Kubota parts and equipment for worldwide export.

The new campus will also house Kubota’s newest Midwest Division office, an extension of the company’s existing divisional operation structure that provides regional support to Kubota dealers.

Kubota Tractor Corp. is based in Grapevine, Texas.