GRAPEVINE, Texas – Kubota Tractor Corporation and The Texas A&M University System today announced a strategic venture within its Research and Development program to test equipment performance in various applications within The Texas A&M University System on land and within its testing facilities.
“In keeping with Kubota’s global brand statement ‘For Earth, For Life’, we have a vested interest in furthering Texas A&M’s mission of preparing youth for leadership, responsibility, and service to a global society,” said Masato Yoshikawa, president and CEO of Kubota Tractor Corporation. “Through this relationship we are committed to harnessing the research-intensive power of the university system to help improve our agriculture, construction and turf equipment – and, together, our innovations will work to improve people’s lives in Texas, across the United States, and all over the world.”
The research that Texas A&M students, staff and faculty perform touches on five societal challenges: feeding the world, protecting the environment, improving health, enriching youth, and growing the economy.
Specifically, Kubota will be working with the University to test equipment and observe performance overall, and to test various field operations within the state-of-the-art research facilities at Texas A&M, including the dynamometer laboratory, temperature control laboratory, and hydraulics flow laboratory. Working together, the endeavor will also provide access to top talent on both sides to make possible new opportunities for student and company growth and overall community impact.
“The Texas A&M University System stands today as one of the largest research university systems in the country,” said Texas A&M University System Chancellor John Sharp. “Teaming up with Kubota in this new venture allows the Texas A&M University System to help leverage the strength of Kubota’s brand in the area of innovation and research, while promoting our mission of developing new leaders in exciting and pioneering ways.”
Kubota relocated its North American headquarters to Texas earlier this year in direct alignment with the company’s strategic business objectives to strengthen Kubota’s brand in the U.S. marketplace, and position the company for long-term, sustainable growth in North America. With North Texas as its new home, the company is strategically aligning itself with important organizations such as Texas A&M to further relationships and more deeply plant its roots in the state.
About Kubota Tractor Corporation
Kubota Tractor Corporation, Grapevine, Texas, is the U.S. marketer and distributor of Kubota-engineered and manufactured machinery and equipment, including a complete line of tractors of up to 170 Gross hp, performance-matched implements, compact and utility-class construction equipment, consumer lawn and garden equipment, hay tools and spreaders, commercial turf products and utility vehicles. For product literature or dealer locations, contact: Kubota Tractor Corporation, 1000 Kubota Drive, Grapevine, TX 76051, (888) 4-KUBOTA [(888) 458-2682], Ext. 900, or visit www.kubota.com.
About The Texas A&M University System
The Texas A&M University System is one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a budget of $4.2 billion. Through a statewide network of 11 universities and seven state agencies, the Texas A&M System educates more than 148,000 students and makes more than 22 million additional educational contacts through service and outreach programs each year. System-wide, research and development expenditures exceeded $972 million in FY 2016 and helped drive the state’s economy.
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