Why Did Kubota Start Making Engines?

Having established itself as a manufacturer of iron pipes for waterworks and expanding its business, Kubota was looking for new opportunities. The company's automobile manufacturing business continued to stagnate and they were looking for a way to break out.Also, at that time, the post-WW1 recession combined with a drought took a heavy toll on both Japanese industry and agriculture.It was here that Kubota faced a major turning point.