Kubota UK’s long-term commitment to the Irish agricultural market continues to increase as the machinery manufacturer recently completed its Kubota Insight Programme (KIP) in Ireland.
NEW MANAGING DIRECTOR FOR KUBOTA (UK) LTD
Kubota Holdings Europe is delighted to announce the appointment of David Hart as Managing Director of Kubota (U.K.) Ltd.
With over 28 years of leadership experience, David Hart brings a wealth of knowledge and experience of the agricultural and construction industries. After graduating with a degree in Agricultural Engineering, David started his career in Agricultural Construction & Grounds Care Equipment at Ben Burgess & Co. In 1990 he joined John Deere and after several sales and marketing roles, became the Division Manager for Commercial and Consumer Equipment in 2004, managing both sales and marketing for turf and utility equipment (homeowner, commercial and golf). David built a strong commercial track record in sales and marketing for the UK and Ireland and in 2011 was appointed Regional Leader for Strategic and Key Account Management, responsible for John Deere’s agricultural and non-agricultural strategic and key account business in Europe, Near Middle East, North Africa and CIS. During this time he was also a member of the John Deere Ag & Turf Regional Leadership Team.
Dai Watanabe, President & CEO of Kubota in Europe, states: “We are very proud of the fact that we have a leading market position in the UK & Ireland with our current product portfolio. Our ambitions reach even further than that. With David on board we have a leader that can support that ambition by bringing his extensive experience and knowledge to identify and exceed our dealers and customers’ needs and requirements.”
On his appointment, Hart said: “Kubota has a deserved reputation as market leader in many areas. We have a big opportunity to grow further and continue to diversify into new sectors, bringing our strong business values and quality delivery to match the demands and rightly high expectations of our dealers and end user clients. Kubota’s brand, values and proven quality are facets I have respected as a competitor over many years, and I am excited to be part of the team that will take these to the next level.”
About Kubota (U.K.) Ltd.
Kubota (U.K) (KUK) based in Thame, Oxfordshire, is a subsidiary of Kubota Corporation, a market-leading manufacturer of Groundcare, Agricultural and Construction Equipment solutions. Based in the UK since 1979, Kubota UK’s range of equipment is renowned for its superior build quality, unrivalled reliability and value for money. Kubota’s range of liquid-cooled diesel engines also leads the market in the UK, and its complete range of solutions are supported by Kubota’s excellent after sales proposition and strong nationwide dealer network. Kubota is now the UK’s leading manufacturer of engines for ground care equipment, mini excavators through to agricultural tractors, with over five decades of experience and innovation, creating leading solutions. KUK has consistently increased in terms of annual turnover and staffing levels with turnover in 2017 at approximately £250m and closing the year with a headcount of 128.
About Kubota Corporation
Kubota Corporation has been a leading manufacturer of agricultural, turf, hay and construction equipment since 1890. With world Headquarters in Osaka Japan, and offices in more than 110 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Kubota achieved revenues last year of over $16 billion. Although, agricultural equipment is Kubota’s primary line of products, Kubota also produces a diverse portfolio of other products including city wide water filtration systems, irrigation, piping, roofing, housing and large underground valves.
Our mission, “For Earth, For Life,” speaks of our commitment to the preservation of the earth’s natural environment while aiding the production of food and water supplies that are vital to societal needs as our world population continues to grow. That mission is realized each time a Kubota tractor harvests the land to produce life sustaining food or our construction equipment excavates to transport water resources or provide shelter. For more information on Kubota, please visit www.kubota-global.net