Kubota, Yanmar Boosting Small Diesel Engine Capacity
According to press reports in Japan, Kubota Corp. and Yanmar Co., two of
This will be the first time in seven years Kubota’s capital spending has topped 10 billion yen. Further production increases will be considered after fiscal 2008 if engine demand continues to grow. The expansions come in response to rapid growth in demand for construction machinery powered by small and midsize engines, especially in the
Yanmar aims to increase small engine production volume 50% to 450,000 units by fiscal 2007. To accomplish this, it will invest 3-4 billion yen over the next two years to add more parts processing and assembly lines at its main plant.