The French agricultural machinery industry reinforced

The Japanese group Kubota announced the establishment in Crépy-en-Valois of a European center of R & D. This decision reinforces the presence of the group which had already launched a production plant of agricultural tractors in 2013 in the Dunkirk region. This new investment will create more than 100 highly skilled jobs (technicians, engineers, and PhD's).

The area of the site (30 hectares) will accommodate several buildings totaling 10,000 to 12,000 m². With a test track, the new European center will be able to test equipment and prototypes on adjacent farmland.

A European competence center at the forefront of innovation

According to Kubota, the new Crépy-en-Valois center will be the European center of expertise and the group's R & D reference for agricultural markets. Eventually, the site will integrate the latest technologies for design and validation of future tractor models. Ultimately, the new French site will ideally meet the requirements of European farmers.

An environment conducive to R & D and industrial innovation

The investment of the Japanese group confirms the strengths of France and its favorable environment for R & D. Indeed, innovation know-how and the centrality of France in Europe have been two critical assets in the choice of Kubota. Finally, Christophe Lecourtier, CEO of Business France, underlines that Kubota's new investment strengthens a community of Japanese companies in Hauts-de-France, already rich and dynamic.

This new development of Kubota was the subject of tailor-made support from Business France, its regional partners, and public authorities.