Kubota has opened a new European Parts Centre (EUPC) to strengthen its global parts supply chain network.
Located in Thionville in the French region of Moselle, the new warehouse was built specifically as a dedicated parts distribution hub primarily to supply dealers and distributors across Europe and the UK, but with the ability to also support key regions such as the US and Japan.
Representing an investment of €15 million, Kubota's new EUPC covers a footprint of 20,000 square metres, and currently employs around 90 staff. From this hub, dealers and distributors will have access to a vast stock of spare parts for agricultural, groundcare and construction products, and industrial engines, as it further strengthens its presence in Europe.
"The development of this extensive parts centre will provide greater access and availability to further support our existing regional parts supply operation in the UK," explains Simon Chadbone, Kubota (UK)'s business development manager for parts.
"Having a European Parts Centre will greatly benefit our dealer and distributor network, by providing a more timely and cost-effective solution for the supply of original parts, which in turn will reduce the impact of downtime for our customers," he adds.
Globally, Kubota has a spare parts strategy to build distribution centres that cover key regions in Japan, Europe and north America. This latest hub, centrally located in Europe, has a vital role in stocking a wide variety of parts and of sufficient volume, to ensure the best product availability across Europe.