If you need a tractor but are worried about maneuvering it into a garden shed, the small but mighty products sold by Kubota Tractor Corporation (KTC) will fit the bill. The American distribution arm of Japanese heavy equipment industry giant Kubota Corporation, KTC specializes in compact tractors and track loaders, construction equipment, and consumer lawn and garden machinery. The company, founded in 1972, has grown to become a market leader in under-120 horsepower tractors in the US, offering more than 80 models. It has a presence in California, Texas, Ohio, and Georgia. Kubota Credit Corporation U.S.A. offers financing options for the company's products.
Based in California, KTC enjoys a nationwide reach.
To support its business across the US, KTC operates division offices and warehouses in Lodi, California (Western Division); Fort Worth, Texas (Central Division); Groveport, Ohio (Northern Division); and Suwanee, Georgia (Southeast Division).
Sales and Marketing
The company sells and services its equipment in the US through a vast network of more than 1,100 authorized Kubota dealers.
Demand for its products spurred KTC to expand its manufacturing capacity. To this end, the company in 2013 opened a new $73-million, 522,000-sq.-ft. plant at Kubota Industrial Equipment in Jefferson, Georgia, that's dedicated to making Kubota's 30- to 50-horsepower compact tractor models.
Underscoring its mantra of "Upgrade, innovate, and expand," KTC rolled out three new excavators in 2013, including the KX040-4 and KX018-4 compact excavators and the U35-4 tight tail swing compact excavator. The move follows its launches of the eco-conscious Kubota ZP330 commercial mower and the new gas-powered RTV400Ci utility vehicle in 2012.
KTC is supported by sister companies Kubota Credit and Kubota Manufacturing of America (manufacturer of Kubota lawn tractors, mowers, sub-compact tractors, loaders, and backhoes), as well as Kubota Engine of America (maker of compact gasoline and diesel engines). KTC has also formed a number of strategic alliances that allow dealers to sell implements and attachments made by other OEMs alongside KTC equipment. Such alliances have included Dover (for Paladin-branded buckets, trenchers, sweepers, augers, and other products), Vermeer (forage equipment), and Land Pride implements, a division of Great Plains Manufacturing (rotary cutters, grooming mowers, rotary tillers).
KTC is a subsidiary of Japanese heavy equipment maker Kubota Corporation.