Kubota Tractor Corporation and Kubota Credit Corporation will relocate its headquarters to Grapevine, Texas. The move will affect about 180 employees and is expected to happen within the next 18 months.

The move of Kubota’s entire Torrance corporate headquarters to Texas will put Kubota’s leadership and professional staff closer to Kubota’s major markets and its manufacturing, assembly, and distribution facilities in Georgia and Kansas. The new headquarters will be an environmentally-friendly building large enough to initially accommodate 400 employees with room to expand, and will be designed to maximize work efficiencies and conserve resources.

The move will be conducted in stages to avoid disruption to Kubota’s daily operations. Kubota’s finance business, Kubota Credit Corporation, will move from its current locations in Torrance, California, and Ft. Worth, Texas, to the new facility. The move will not affect the majority of employees located in divisional offices.

The move will affect approximately 180 Torrance, California-based employees. Kubota has offered all affected employees the option to relocate to Grapevine and will offer relocation assistance to those affected employees in California and Georgia who elect to move to Texas. Those choosing not to relocate will be offered a severance incentive package to stay on with Kubota during the transition and to assist them with their next employment opportunity.