Founded in 1890 by Mr. Gonshiro Kubota, Kubota Corporation (Osaka, Japan) started its activity with the manufacture of water pipes to prevent the spread of infectious diseases. Around its values which are innovation, quality, service and respect for the environment, Kubota Corporation has developed three centers of activity: - agricultural and industrial machines (tractors, machines for green and gardening, construction equipment , diesel) industrial engines, - systems and industrial installations (pipes, valves), - environmental engineering (plants for the treatment and recycling of waste and wastewater, membrane filters immersion treatment stations). Kubota Europe, Kubota Corporation subsidiary is present since 1974 in the industrial area of Argenteuil, near Paris. The company has planted over an area of 40,000 m² of which 7,000 m² completely dedicated to the storage of spare parts. In April 2008, it opened its assembly line whose current installation capacity is 1,500 cars a year. Through its network of nearly 650 distributors, Kubota Europe distributes its products under the Kubota brand in all European countries. Number 1 in Europe with its mini excavators, its compact tractor and its industrial diesel engines of less than 50 hp, Kubota Europe continues its development. In May 2008, the company has decided to tackle vigorously the agricultural tractor industry with the launch of the new M series.