Siam Kubota to push Thailand as machinery hub for Asia-Pacific region

KubotaSiam Kubota is the first manufacturer of small diesel engines for agricultural use in Thailand that embraces state-of-the-art machinery and advanced technology from Japan. (Image source: Andy Melton/Flickr)Siam Kubota plans to build its second largest agricultural machine parts distribution centre in Thailand and push it as the hub for Asia-Pacific region

The company said that it sees Thailand as having the potential to become the Asia-Pacific’s distribution hub for agricultural parts to cater to the increasing demands for agricultural parts domestically as well as from ASEAN, India, Australia and Africa.

The corporation’s five ha site will house the US$15.5mn centre, the region’s second largest after its centre in Japan.

Siam Kubota president Hiroshi Kawakami said that although the company has seen a decline in profit by 10 per cent during the first half of the year, he believes that after the new government come into position with its new policy to stimulate the Thai economy, Siam Kubota should see a future gain of at least 30 per cent.

Opas Thanwarashorn, V-P at Siam Kubota, added that he believes that by next year the Thai market would grow continuously for sugarcane and cassava farmers to require more agricultural machinery due to outstanding produce prices.

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