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Japan's Kubota to open $90m logistics center in US Midwest

Farming equipment maker looking to speed up repair parts delivery

OSAKA -- Kubota will set up a 10 billion yen ($89.3 million) logistics hub in the U.S. state of Kansas to deliver repair parts for agricultural equipment as soon as the next day starting in 2019.

The Japanese company has purchased an approximately 730,000-sq.-meter plot in the city of Edgerton, with plans to build two warehouses spanning 100,000 sq. meters each -- the largest-ever such facilities for Kubota. The center will house 70,000 parts including exhaust filters, batteries and engine parts. It will also serve as a logistics center for construction equipment. Automation equipment will be brought in to ensure efficient shipment.

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