Kubota has opened its new €15 million European Parts Centre (EUPC) to strengthen its global parts supply chain network.
Its new EUPC covers a footprint of 20,000 square metres and currently employs around 90 staff.
From this hub, dealers and distributors will have access to a vast stock of spare parts for agricultural, groundcare and construction products and industrial engines.
Located in Thionville in the French region of Moselle, it constructed the new warehouse as a dedicated parts distribution hub primarily to supply dealers and distributors across Europe and the UK, but with the ability to also support the US and Japan.
Simon Chadbone, Kubota (UK)’s business development manager for parts, explained:
“The development of this extensive parts centre will provide greater access and availability to further support our existing regional parts supply operation in the UK.”
“Having a European Parts Centre will greatly benefit our dealer and distributor network, by providing a more timely and cost-effective solution for the supply of original parts, which in turn will reduce the impact of downtime for our customers,” he added.
Globally, Kubota has a spare parts strategy to build distribution centres that cover key regions in Japan, Europe and North America.
This latest hub, centrally located in Europe, has a vital role in stocking a wide variety of parts and of sufficient volume, to ensure “the best product availability across Europe”.
With world headquarters in Osaka, Japan, and offices in more than 110 countries throughout North America, Europe and Asia, Kubota achieved revenues of approximately $20 billion in 2021.
Although agricultural equipment is its primary line of products, Kubota also produces a diverse portfolio of other products.
These include, but are not limited to, city-wide water filtration systems, irrigation, piping, roofing, housing and large underground valves.
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