Since its inception in 1890, KUBOTA Corporation has grown to rank as one of the major firms in Japan. To achieve this status, the company has through the years diversified the range of its products and services to a remarkable extent. Nineteen plants and 16,000 employees produce over 1,000 different items, large and small.
All these products and all the services which accompany them,however, are unified by one central commitment. KUBOTA makes products which, taken on a national scale, are basic necessities.Products which are indispensable. Products which are intended to help individuals and nations fulfill the potential inherent in their environment. KUBOTA is the Basic Necessities Giant.
This potential includes water supply, food from the soil and from the sea, industrial development, architecture and construction,and transportation. Thousands of people depend on KUBOTA's know-how, technology,experience and customer service. You too can depend on KUBOTA.
In the agricultural machinery division , we launched a trial driving campaign “Nekketsu Shijo Campaign” in year 2002 to gather opinions directly from our users. About 1.22 million people joined the campaigns across Japan. Thanks to the collected valuable opinions, along with the concerted efforts of our group, our domestic market shares of our three major products tractors, combines and cultivators, reached new highs in 2003.
Kubota ﬁrst started doing business in Georgia approximately 40 years ago, with its ﬁrst operation located in Norcross. In the mid-1980s, Kubota purchased its ﬁrst ofﬁce building in the state at the current Southeast Division headquarters in Suwanee. Since that time, Kubota has further expanded its operations in the state of Georgia to include Kubota Manufacturing of America (KMA) in Gainesville; the National Distribution Center (NDC) in Jefferson; and Kubota Industrial Equipment (KIE), also in Jefferson. This year, we commemorate Kubota’s continued growth in the state, with the Grand Opening of KIE’s 522,000 square foot expansion.
Kubota social responsibility
As Kubota’s business and overall footprint has grown in the state and throughout the U.S., the company has maintained its global commitment to minimizing its impact on the environment. As part of its corporate social responsibility initiatives, KIE has adopted several environmentally-conscious processes and product-installations onsite, resulting in the facility receiving ISO 14001 certiﬁcation.Among its most advanced environmentally-conscious technology is the Kubota Membrane installation that will allow KIE to recycle and reuse 70 percent of its overall water consumption, which is particularly beneﬁcial for the work done onsite within the facility’s paint shop operation.
In 1890, Kubota Corporation started its business with manufacturing cast metal products. Since then, 115 years have passed. Today, the Kubota group contributes to society in a wide range of fields by providing products and services related to industrial infrastructure, machinery, environmental engineering, and housing materials. The involvement in the society has been backed up by Kubota’s philosophy, “Society Keeps Corporations Going Forward.” Based on an interview with our president, Mr. Daisuke Hatakake, we would like to begin the “2005 Social and Environment Report” with introducing our zeal for social contribution embedded in the Kubota’s philosophy
Environmental pollution was a serious social issue during the period. In 1969, Kubota launched a new slogan, “Create an environment affluent to human beings.” The environmental equipment division was created aiming at the co-existence of industries and environmental restoration. Kubota tried to enhance social and environmental operations as well as then-existing urban infrastructure development and agricultural machinery operations