Kubota Canada Ltd. is moving to a new facility located in Pickering, Ontario, which should be completed by the end of 2019.
A new 565,000 square-foot facility will house the company’s Canadian head office and warehouse, a move away from the Markham, ON, location it has operated out of since 1975.
The $67 million investment in new infrastructure will also mean an additional 60 staff members. Kubota says the plan includes the potential to expand the facility to an even one million square feet in the future.
The new location offers easy access to highways and affordable housing for employees, and has better access to equipment testing and training areas, the company adds.
“It had become obvious that we needed a new state-of-the-art facility to ensure we could live up to our commitments to meet the increasing needs of our growing customer base,” says Bob Hickey, president of Kubota Canada Ltd.
Construction of the new facility is set to begin this fall. Kubota says they plan to run operations out of the office by end of 2019, with the testing, training, and warehouse space operational in “phase 2” with no disclosed timeline.