Winnipeg’s Buhler enters OEM agreement with Kubota
Buhler Industries Inc, a manufacturer of machinery distributed under the Versatile and Farm King brands, has entered into an original equipment manufacturer (OEM) agreement with Kubota Corporation to develop and produce a new tractor platform in the mid-range front-wheel assist segment.
Under the terms of this long term agreement, Buhler Industries will manufacture this tractor at the factory in Winnipeg, Man.
“This agreement is exciting for both companies,” said Grant Adolph, COO of Buhler Industries. “The Versatile brand has a global reputation in agriculture for building high horsepower tractors that are reliable and well-built. As Kubota Corporation expands their presence in the farm machinery industry, these brand qualities are in line with their core values.”
This will increase overall production at the Winnipeg Versatile facility which will reduce overhead and increase efficiency.
“The result of this agreement is an increase in production at the factory in Winnipeg which will bring additional stability to the supply chain and employees,” said Adolph. “Buhler Industries is committed to continuous quality and efficiency improvements.”
Development of this new tractor platform began nearly five years ago and production will begin immediately.