Mr. Shingo Hanada (pictured), who started working for the Kubota Corporation in 1989, has been appointed new President of Kubota Holdings Europe B.V. and Kverneland Group. With more than 30 years of experience in Kubota in various management positions both Japan and in the United States, Mr. Hanada was Executive Officer and General Manager of the Outdoor Power Equipment.

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Kubota S7509 engine

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Within Kubota, Hanada will be replacing Mr. Shimokawa

He will be replacing Mr. Kazunari Shimokawa, former CEO & President of Kubota Holdings Europe B.V. and Kverneland Group, who is about to become Managing Executive Officer and General Manager of the Agricultural Implement Division at the Kubota Group Headquarters in Osaka. Mr. Shimokawa will be leaving his current position from January 1st, 2021.

A 130 year-old company

Kubota has recently celebrated a very important milestone: the company’s first 130 years. In fact, Kubota was founded 130 years ago in Osaka, Honsu Island, Japan, one of the world capitals of the endothermic engine.

Kubota celebrated such a result with a big announcement in Las Vegas, last March at ConExpo. The V09 family grows up with the S7509, 6 cylinder in-line, 7.5 liters diesel engine, capable to provide up to 225 kW of power.


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