Kubota Corporation

The Kubota Corporation is the world’s largest manufacturer of small-to-medium-scale wastewater treatment plants.

Kubota is an international industry leader with more than 50 years of research and development in Johkasou wastewater treatment technology. True Water is the exclusive provider of this world-leading wastewater technology throughout Australia and the Pacific.

  • Founded in 1890 (130+ years of operation)
  • AAA-rated multinational company
  • Manufactured more than two million Johkasou
  • Provides comprehensive warranties and performance guarantees

The multinational is headquartered in the Japanese city of Osaka, which is historically referred to as the “City of Water”.

In 1870, Gonshiro Ohde was born on a small Japanese Island where he spent his childhood watching steamships. At age 14, the tenacious Gonshiro left for Osaka where he became a Blacksmith apprentice. Businessperson and engineer, Toshiro Kubota, immediately took an interest in Gonshiro and began to serve as his mentor. It was a relationship that resulted in Gonshiro being adopted by Kubota.

In 1890, Kubota Iron Works was founded by 19-year-old Gonshiro Kubota who specialised in metal casting and machining. One of his crowning achievements was the domestic production of iron pipes that delivered clean water; a product that was in high demand at the time due to a crippling Cholera epidemic. Gonshiro Kubota devoted his life to manufacturing products that benefitted society, applying his expertise across various sectors, before passing away in 1959.

True Water and Kubota enjoy a long-standing, committed, and trusted partnership.

Nowadays, the Kubota Corporation continues to innovate in the sectors of food, water, and environment. This includes building a global research and development program; including the Kubota Global Institute of Technology (pictured left) research and development centre based in Sakai City, Osaka. It is a strategic business expansion that aims to develop specific products in targeted global regions, inclusive of Australia, Asia, Europe, and the Americas.

Kubota offers a broad range of products in areas where sewage infrastructure has not yet been improved, to meet all required treatment levels, applications, and purposes. The Kubota Manufacture Plant is both ISO:9001 and ISO:14001 certified, ensuring the quality of manufacture and protection of the environment. Our shared approach to technological development, and sustainability, guarantees you a site-specific wastewater solution that demonstrates world-leading quality, performance, and sustainability.


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