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Kubota Tractor Australia announce new Managing Director, Mr Toshihiko Kawasaki

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article image Mr Kawasaki - Managing Director, Kubota Tractor Australia

Kubota Tractor Australia  (KTA) has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director – Mr Toshihiko (Toshi) Kawasaki following on from a record breaking 2008 sales result.

Before coming to Australia, Mr Kawasaki was based in the USA where he managed the tractor business for Kubota Tractor Corporation. Before relocating to Kubota’s head office in Melbourne, Mr Kawasaki returned to Kubota Corporation Japan in 2008. 

His knowledge in both Agricultural and Industrial markets is extensive and will be a great asset to KTA and the future development of the organisation. Mr Kawasaki is particularly looking forward to continuing to grow the Kubota name and build on a successful 32 year history in Australia. 

“As Managing Director of KTA I believe in the importance of suppling a range of quality equipment through a professional distribution network. While it is vital for Kubota factories to manufacture products to the highest standard of quality, it is also very important that these products are sold and serviced by a strong group of competent dealers. While in Australia it is my intention to drive further developments and improvements in both these areas. This will involve importing equipment with specifications well suited to Australian conditions as well as providing our dealers with more support in terms of speedy delivery, product support and targeted sales incentives developed specifically with the customer in mind” Mr Kawasaki said.

He proceeded to say that even though Australia was facing economic and climatic challenges he hand a strong belief quality brands such as Kubota would be sought out by customers in preference to cheaper offerings.

Mr Kawasaki’s appointment is the 8th posting of an international representative to fill the Managing Director’s role and is an approach that offers Kubota Australia with the latest knowledge on the world tractor market and ensures a fresh approach and avoids complacency.

Kubota Tractor Australia supplies a range of quality equipment including tractors, mowers, engines, generators, and excavators.

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