Kubota announces agreement to acquire Great Plains Manufacturing Inc.

Kubota Corporation, Osaka, Japan, today announced the completion of its agreement to acquire Great Plains Manufacturing, Inc., based in Salina, Kansas. The purchase expands the long-time partnership with Land Pride and includes all five Great Plains divisions with multiple facilities in Kansas and in Lincolnshire, England.

Kverneland Group (KvG) is a leading international company developing, producing and distributing agricultural machinery and services. It has been part of the Kubota Group since 2012.

Mr. Dai Watanabe, President and CEO of Kverneland Group, is convinced that the acquisition of Great Plains Manufacturing Inc. will provide positive synergies on the implement side within the Kubota Group. It will significantly strengthen our joint position as a Global Provider of Intelligent and Efficient Farming System. Hence, we see this as a great opportunity to further strengthen the product line-up and customer values through proactive cooperation between the two sister companies, e.g. in the field of R&D. We shall make this opportunity a true benefit for our customers and our distribution partners, says Mr. Watanabe.

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