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Through my learning and development and the support and guidance from my colleagues and the company I was able to enhance my knowledge which has given me the experience to solve problems, help our customers independently and provide them with the best service I can.

Joshua Wook

Sales Administrator, KUK

Joshua Wook

I joined Kubota as a Business Administration Apprentice in September 2016. I was very excited to be given this opportunity of learning with a large Company and being able to earn a salary at the same time in my first job.

Through my learning and development and the support and guidance from my colleagues and the company I was able to enhance my knowledge which has given me the experience to solve problems, help our customers independently and provide them with the best service I can. Some of the opportunities I have had during my short time with Kubota have included visiting one of our key shows (Saltex), operating some of our machinery, seeing products going through testing in our R&D function and spending time in each of the other departments to understand what they do and the interactions I have with them.

Through all of this I have continued my studies, which has proved difficult at times, and have recently passed my Apprenticeship and NVQ. I am now a fully operational Sales Administrator working within the Tractor and Ground care Division alongside all my colleagues.

Recently the Company have also commenced a major refurbishment programme across all areas which has now given everyone an added ‘boost’ as our working conditions are excellent.

It is a pleasure to work at KUK and with my colleagues.

I got hired by Kverneland Group in November 2012, after 5 years in the Electronics Industry as a salesman and assistant shop manager.

Sindre Nicholas Ruud

Salesman and assistant shop manager

Sindre Nicholas Ruud

I got hired by Kverneland Group in November 2012, after 5 years in the Electronics Industry as a salesman and assistant shop manager. Started as an industrial engineer in the main assembly at Kverneland Group Klepp, this was a big change for me. Going from selling products to assembling plough was challenging. Gradually I got more responsibility and got to take on other areas of the main assembly. From printery to planning and organizing the main assembly. Incredible co-workers that helped me develop with the training, openness and always in a good mood. During this last year I’ve been substituting as a process coordinator in the main assembly, this has been by far the most challenging and educational period for me. Working close to Kubota employees from Japan and learning from them. Changing from standard assembly to line assembly, and a inspiring team leader who has given me good advice and shared important knowledge from the working life. Got a permanent contract as a operations coordinator as my substitute year was over. And really looking forward to new challenges and good workdays at Kverneland Klepp. And a big thank you to Kverneland Group Klepp for giving me the opportunity to develop under their platform.

The company made sure that I received education as an industrial engineer in 2013, they also made sure I got educated in project management and as Quality Leader.

Atle Årsland

industrial engineer

Atle Årsland

I started at Kverneland Group Klepp in 2011. The company made sure that I received education as an industrial engineer in 2013, they also made sure I got educated in project management and as Quality Leader. Two years after I graduated as an industrial engineer, I got a job in the quality department where I took a certificate in dimension control. In 2018 I was offered a position as Team Leader, where I work systematically to achieve the goals of Kverneland Group Klepp. My company is good at providing opportunities for competence raising. I am very grateful that I get to say I work in Kverneland Group Klepp.

The most interesting thing in working here is the dynamism.

Katia la Porta

inbound Outbound Coordinator-Kverneland Group Ravenna – Italy

Katia la Porta

Hello, I’m Katia and I started my experience here 3 years ago. My main task is to coordinate inbound and outbound. The inbound department deals with transport organization transport for the incoming goods necessary to supply the assembly lines. After counting and sorting the materials the inner logistical flow starts towards the painting department and the warehouses. The outbound department organizes the exit process of all the final products; this means organizing transports (by sea and land), preparing and loading up the machines. The most interesting thing in working here is the dynamism. Every day we face many challenges in optimizing logistical flows and in trying to lower the environmental impact and costs, but at the same time we want to maintain a high level. Working in Kverneland allowed me to face a really dynamic and complex reality where, at the same time, you can grow up developing your job profile and the potentiality of a great team job in resolving problems. The company structure needs a continue communication among all departments and this necessarily implies a confrontation among different professional roles. The seasonal production requires logistical flow elasticity and organization stimulating a continuous search for improvement. When you come in Kverneland, even as a trainee, you feel immediately you belong to a working group and the assigned tasks usually are part of a company project keeping into consideration the preferences of the candidate. Each project is supervised by a manager who guides and supports new workers thus creating continuous learning opportunities. Everytime I talk with people about my job, they are surprised by the passion I show toward it, a very stimulating work totally lacking in boredom.

I started working in this factory 35 years ago just after graduating in Mechanical Engineering at Bologna University-Italy and now I’m still here after some changes of ownerships and management over time

Massimo Baldini

Project Leader Variable Balers – R&D Department Kverneland Group Ravenna – Italy

Massimo Baldini

I started working in this factory 35 years ago just after graduating in Mechanical Engineering at Bologna University-Italy and now I’m still here after some changes of ownerships and management over time, All of them however always conjoint by the same constructive, united and dynamic mind, passion and targets. I was born in a small village in the countryside close to this area where my grandparents owned a small farm, and I’ll be always grateful for their simple, fair and wise principles, which led to a fundamental appreciation of the agricultural world and to realize that the farmers’ daily hard and heavy duty job deserves the maximum respect.

I could summarize my activity and experience in Kverneland Group through four main topics: 1- respect, careful listening and serious care towards the customers 2- trusting colleagues, mutual support and friendly human relationships 3- humble adaption and determined will for a continuous learning and a growth 4- motivating challenges and innovative products in line with actual changes1- I’m firmly convinced that we always need to try to do our best with all the necessary efforts to cover the customers’ needs, requests and expectations as much as possible, hoping that our strong engagement makes them feel we commit ourselves in supporting and taking care of them, in order to obtain step by step their sincere esteem and appreciation. Customers are indeed the most essential heritage and the “real owners” of every factory and this thought fully matches one of the most important milestones of Kverneland Group’s mission.2- My staying in the same factory for such a long time is not only due to the interesting type of job involving varied features, tasks and challenges to be dealt in direct contact with dealers and customers (whose thanks are the main motivation to go on), it’s mostly due to the eager chance to be supported by competent, friendly and skillful colleagues from various countries, working with whom is a deep pleasure and privilege. The importance of human resources and relationships reflects another basic and focus point of Kverneland World, who trusts and believes in each employee, enhancing and bringing out his/her best skills, optimizing capacities, in order to feel good allowing positive and fruitful benefits also in private life. This matter is also a convinced suggestion for encouraging and motivating a person to start working in this company and I’m really proud and honored to be part of this Group which represents a kind of cozy, pleasant and well assorted family.3- Furthermore, meeting and contacting people having different cultures, experiences and knowledges gives the exciting opportunity to share helpful synergies with diversified and worthwhile capabilities, expertness and competences for a profitable exchange and comparison of opinions with the possibility of a continuous learning and a relevant constant personal development and growth from a professional and human perspective.4- About the range of Balers, Wrappers, Choppers and Rotary Tillers, which cover the equipment currently designed and manufactured in Kverneland Group Ravenna, the innovative products and devices implemented during the latest years and the new ones in the coming times, try to keep up with both the changes in agricultural activities, conditions, crops and the increasingly pressing and demanding desires and expectations from dealers, farmers and contractors. At the same time our commitment also concerns the maintaining of some characteristics and specifications we deem remarkable to distinguish every product and to make it well accepted and noteworthy, like the ergonomics and safety of the end users, the performances and the achievement of the required reliability, the friendly use and maintenance due to a simplified and industrialized construction with a particular focus on the productivity, the saving of resources, time, costs and fuel with the respect for the environment.Wishing all the best for sharing a stable present and a prosperous future.

Our team’s main responsibility is to help improve the design of our current range of products and to design production tools for use in our local manufacturing plant.

Jeffrey Goedhuys

Engineer Aftercare and Production Engineering, Kverneland Group Nieuw Vennep

Jeffrey Goedhuys

After graduating from my MSc degree in Industrial Engineering & Management in 2016, I started working for the department Research & Development at Kverneland Group Nieuw-Vennep. Here I work as an engineer for the team Aftercare & Production Engineering. Our team’s main responsibility is to help improve the design of our current range of products and to design production tools for use in our local manufacturing plant. During the design, the Kaizen philosophy (based on Kubota’s 5-Gen principle) is applied to improve the efficiency of the production processes. This can be quite challenging because many factors, such as quality, production time, safety and simplicity have to be taken into account. Dealing with this complexity, building our own prototypes and producing tools the mechanics are happy with, are the most interesting and satisfying parts of my job here at Kverneland. Kverneland offers a very dynamic and informal working environment. If you like to take initiative and can handle a lot of responsibility on your projects, this could be a good company for you. I think this is a place where a creative individual has the freedom to thrive.

Das Interessanteste an meinem Beruf als Gesamtmontageleiter ist, dass jeder Tag anders ist. Jeder Tag bringt neue Herausforderungen, unsere Maschinen auf die effizienteste Weise und mit der besten Qualität zu montieren, um unsere Kunden glücklich zu machen.

Marcel Seifert

Manager Assembly Lines, Kverneland Group Soest

Marcel Seifert

Das Interessanteste an meinem Beruf als Gesamtmontageleiter ist, dass jeder Tag anders ist. Jeder Tag bringt neue Herausforderungen, unsere Maschinen auf die effizienteste Weise und mit der besten Qualität zu montieren, um unsere Kunden glücklich zu machen. Die Möglichkeit sich selber weiter zu bilden, die netten Kollegen im gesamten Konzern und die Bandbreite der verschiedenen Tätigkeiten sind nur einige der Vorteile, die man hat, wenn man für Kubota / Kverneland arbeitet. Die Vision ein führender Anbieter für Agrarmaschinen zu sein ist großartig. In unserem Konzern haben wir das Knowhow und den Willen dieses Ziel zu erreichen. Im Jahr 2008 habe ich angefangen, als Monteur im Bereich Drilltechnik bei der Kverneland Group Soest zu arbeiten. Nach einem Jahr hatte ich die Chance mich über einen Techniker- Lehrgang weiterzubilden. 2010 musste ich die Arbeit bei der Kverneland Group unterbrechen, um meinen Grundwehrdienst zu leisten, aber es bestand kein Zweifel, dass ich hiernach wieder bei der KvG anfangen wollte. Die Techniker Qualifikation hat währenddessen in Teilzeit ca. 5 Jahre gedauert. Mit diesem neuen Wissen ausgestattet, begann ich mich im Werk um Kaizen Themen zu kümmern, sodass der nächste Schritt für mich das 5GEN Dojo in Osaka war. Das Einführen der gelernten Themen aus Osaka gab mir wiederum die Chance, die verschiedenen Kverneland Werke zu besuchen, um hier interne 5GEN / Kaizen Lehrgänge zu geben. Nach weiteren 5 Jahren bekam ich die Chance als Gesamtmontageleiter meine Karriere weiter voranzutreiben, und das ist genau die Position auf der ich jetzt arbeite. Sie haben vielleicht festgestellt, dass ein oft genutztes Wort in diesem Text „Chance“ ist, und genau das ist das Beste wenn man für die Kverneland Group / Kubota arbeitet. Wenn man seine Arbeit gut macht, bekommt man die Chancen dies zu zeigen und auch zu nutzen.

This company often provides great opportunities for employees to obtain different work experiences and discover new skills.

Veysi SESLI

Production/Logictic/Procurement Manager

Veysi SESLI

Despite being in Kubota for a short time, we learned a lot about company culture, standardization and quality. This company often provides great opportunities for employees to obtain different work experiences and discover new skills.Employees have high visibility from their first day and their creative ideas and hard work will be seen by the people at the top.Top management recognizes and appreciates our dedicated effort. That's the honor of working in a global giant... Kubota really is perfect and it's a pleasure to be working with these feelings.

I have observed that Japanese culture is clearly reflected in business life, and absolute success will come as a result of disciplined and transparent work.

Bora YUCE

Executive Senior Manager Sales and Marketing

Bora YUCE

I have been working in my company for more than 6 years. During this I worked as manager in many different positions that I believe are  important. Service, Purchasing, Spare Parts, Production .etc.In the ongoing time, I believe that mutually Kubota Brand and me have  positivly interaction.In particular, I have observed that Japanese culture is clearly reflected in business life, and absolute success will come as a result of disciplined and transparent work.The most important point for me as a success-oriented person is that my company has enabled me to achieve success.This makes us happier and more energetic.As the Kubota brand strives for success in a more motivated way for the bright future of the brand, the targets are formed by themselves.Let's get together to taste success! 

Since the beginning of my professional relationship with Kubota, the company has given me personal and professional development.

Jesús Herbosa Herbosa

Production manager

Jesús Herbosa Herbosa

After completing my studies, I had the opportunity to start my professional career with Kubota in June 1987, almost at the beginning the arrival of Kubota in Spain. In 1994, with the closing of the Factory, there was created a new commercial company of Kubota in Spain, committed to the goal of meeting the needs of customers, an objective that I fully share. In this new company I continue my career and professional development.  Throughout all these years I have had the opportunity to play different roles and functions, from administrative production to production manager (position that I am currently developing). Since the beginning of my professional relationship with Kubota, the company has given me personal and professional development, increasing my team work capabilities, listening to others opinions, debate and respectfully express my ideas. All this helps me to move towards one of my goals: achieve maximum efficiency, with continuous improvements that allow us to improve the satisfaction provided with our products, so that customer satisfaction and their needs are our main objective. Offering customers Kubota products of excellent quality and reliability will contribute to achieving the goal of making Kubota the leading brand in Europe.

Quand je regarde en arrière, j’estime que j’ai eu de la chance de rejoindre Kubota car en travaillant et en apprenant j’ai pu progresser et occuper différentes fonctions.

Hervé Gérard-Biard

Directeur de la division tracteur Kubota Europe

Hervé Gérard-Biard

J’ai rejoint Kubota en juillet 1980, l’entreprise s’appelait alors Kubota Tractor Europe. (Le chiffre d’affaires était réalisé pour l’essentiel par les motoculteurs) Nous étions une trentaine de personnes en 1980 et j’étais le plus jeune staff de l’entreprise. 38 années ont passé et je suis désormais le plus ancien employé de Kubota Europe… Quand je regarde en arrière, j’estime que j’ai eu de la chance de rejoindre Kubota car en travaillant et en apprenant j’ai pu progresser et occuper différentes fonctions, responsable régional des ventes, responsable marketing, responsable des ventes « export », Directeur des Ventes, puis responsable de l’ensemble la Division, toujours dans le domaine Tracteur. Dans ma carrière au sein de Kubota, j’ai été marqué par certains aspects de la culture japonaise, comme l’engagement et l’implication au travail ou le stoïcisme dans les moments difficiles et ce sont des valeurs que je partage. Aujourd’hui, l’ambition « agricole » de Kubota dans une Europe consolidée nous offre de de nouveaux challenges, tout en nous demandant de changer nos habitudes pour nous rassembler autour de celle-ci. C’est une belle opportunité pour toutes les générations qui œuvrent au succès de la marque en Europe et je convaincu que cette ambition se réalisera. Let’s make Kubota greater in Europe!

I very much appreciated the support we received both from the headquarters and from Japanese colleagues locally.

Andrea Ceriani

Industrial Operations Manager, Kubota Farm Machinery Europe, France

Andrea Ceriani

After graduating in Mechanical Engineering, I have built my industrial experience by successively holding positions in Methods, Product Development, Quality, Production and Project Management departments, mainly in the automotive industry. I have then held Plant Manager positions for over ten years, particularly for a welded cabin frames manufacturer for the agricultural and construction machinery business. I joined KFM at the beginning of 2016 when mass production started. I must admit that starting up a new factory, with new people, a new tractor model, new everything, and contributing to bringing it up to speed has been quite an exciting challenge. During that difficult phase, I very much appreciated the support we received both from the headquarters and from Japanese colleagues locally. Unlike many other companies I have experienced before, I found a culture here where people are respected and much attention is given on their well-being at work, the approach is based on the long term, on a step by step basis but always moving forward, facing challenges together. The team we have now in place in KFM is a strong team that has proven to be able to overcome so many difficulties by working well together. I am quite proud to work with them and enjoy working in a Group with which I fully share the core values, mission and vision.

Through the six-month internship, I was able to expand my knowledge and skills.

Christian Büttner

Service department Employee

Christian Büttner

Through the six-month internship, I was able to expand my knowledge and skills. In addition to detailed product knowledge, I also gained deeper insights into the work of the service and product management departments. Regular customer contact and demanding tasks with a high level of personal responsibility contributed greatly to making the internship a valuable preparation for a future career. Although I was the first Trainee at Kubota Germany, all those involved acted with openness, flexibility, high professionalism and constant willingness to optimize. The internship was an important experience and a great success for me!

I really appreciate the diversity of interaction I can have with my colleagues from different departments: sales, service, purchasing, spare parts.

Amaury Suarez Infiesta

Compact & Groundcare product manager

Amaury Suarez Infiesta

I Joined Kubota Company 2 years ago as my first job after studies. I work in the marketing team and I am in charge of a wide range of products which made the fame of Kubota brand in Europe. It is very rewarding to have this kind of responsibility and it makes me grow every day. I really appreciate the diversity of interaction I can have with my colleagues from different departments: sales, service, purchasing, spare parts … and from different countries in Europe or in Japan. I learn every day of my colleagues and the fact that every people are easily affordable reflect the Kubota way of mind. Nobody will close you any door in Kubota. Stay open minded and creative and it will bring you recognition and fulfillment.

Since the first day, I felt Kubota as a family-owned company because of the closeness, support and caring that I received from the management and colleagues.

Patricia González

Director of Spare Parts, Kubota Spain

Patricia González

With 23 years old and recently graduated lawyer, I started in the Spare Parts sector working in a construction company.Since this journey started, I immediately felt attracted with the Spare Parts Sales business and then, discovered that it was my true vocation. After 10 years of experience, practice and achievements, I was assigned to the position of Management of Spare Parts Department, warehouse and logistic.In 2016, I had the opportunity to be part of a selection process for the position of Spare Parts Director at Kubota Spain. The company dimension, its excellent reputation and leading position on the construction and agriculture sectors, represented to me at that moment a great career opportunity and personal development challenge. This process ended, for my happiness, with the establishment of a contractual relationship that allowed me to enter Kubota family. From that day on, I had the opportunity to apply at Kubota Spain, all my previous knowledge and enthusiastic for the business that characterizes me.Being aftermarket a “key” driver for ours and channel partners profitability, mine and my team goals are, to contribute with a great communication and teamwork  with the marketing, sales, service and financial departments, to support Kubota business growth ambitious as well as to elevate the Kubota brand to the desired "GMB" goal.Since the first day, I felt Kubota as a family-owned company because of the closeness, support and caring that I received from the management and colleagues. This offers me daily doses of motivation and it makes me proud and fortunate to be doing what I love every day.