Kubota has formulated its long-term vision “GMB2030” and has been carrying forward initiatives to realize smart agriculture with the aim of providing solutions that will improve productivity and safety of food. Agricultural machine automation is one of the key pillars of these initiatives.
AgJunction is a solution provider specializing in the development and sale of hardware and software necessary for automated machine control applications, primarily for agricultural and construction machines in North America. AgJunction has numerous patents related to automatic operation control systems and has particular strengths in technologies for automated machine control and path planning.
By making AgJunction a company of the Kubota Group, Kubota aims to strengthen its development structure for technologies related to automation and autonomy, connectivity, and data. Through the acquisition, Kubota will combine AgJunction’s technologies with Kubota’s products to speed up the development of automated technologies aimed at North American markets.