[Worldkings – Wowtimes - Almanac Events & Achievements 2022] Milestones during 132 years development of Kubota Corporation, the global machinery company of Japan (1890)

12-11-2022

(worldkings.org) Kubota is maker of tractors and farm equipment, from rice trans planters to combine harvesters.

Kubota Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation based in Osaka. It was established in 1890. The corporation produces many products including tractors and other agricultural machinery, construction equipment, engines, vending machines, pipe, valves, cast metal, pumps, and equipment for water purification, sewage treatment, and air conditioning.

Kubota engines are in both diesel and gasoline or spark ignition forms, ranging from the tiny 0.276-liter engine to a 6.1-liter engine, in both air-cooled and-liquid cooled designs, naturally-aspirated and forced induction. Cylinder configurations are from single-cylinder to inline six cylinders, with single-cylinder to four-cylinder being the most common. Those engines are widely used in agricultural equipment, construction equipment, tractors, and marine propulsion.

(Wowtimes) Kubota’s history and achievements

  • 1890: Kubota was first established as a foundry, named Oide Foundry.
  • 1897: Oide Chuzo-jo (Oide Foundry) changed its name to Kubota Tekko-jo (Kubota Iron Works). The company initiated the production of waterworks equipment such as fire hydrants and gate valves.
  • 1922: The first oil-based engines were introduced for use in the agricultural market.
  • 1939: Kubota has its initial public offering
  • 1953: The company changed its corporate name from K.K. Kubota Tekko-jo to Kubota Tekko K.K., established Kubota Kenki K.K., and entered the construction equipment industry.
  • 1960: Kubota developed and commercialized the first Japanese farm tractor. Kubota also received and completed an order for an overseas water supply project (Phnom Penh) for the first time in Japan.
  • 1963: Kubota began production of vending machines.
  • 1972: Kubota established Kubota Tractor Corporation in the US to fully enter the US tractor market.

  • 1986: The company started the production of electronic circuit boards, hard discs, and radio-controlled lawnmowers.
  • 1990: Kubota celebrated its 100th year in business.
  • 2001: All of Kubota’s domestic establishments acquired ISO 14001 certificates.
  • 2002: Total production exceeded 20 million units for their industrial engine.
  • 2010: Kubota was certified as an "Eco-First Company" by Japan's Ministry of the Environment. The company established a pump production and sales company in China.
  • 2013: Kubota established a production plant for compact tractors in the U.S. and a company specialized in the import, milling, and sale of Japanese rice in Singapore (Kubota Rice Industry (Singapore) PTE Ltd.)
  • 2014: Kubota established an upland farming tractor manufacturing company in France (Kubota Farm Machinery Europe S.A.S.)
  • 2016: Kubota established a new R&D center dedicated to Agricultural Machinery in Thailand.

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