Since commencing its pump business in 1952, Kubota has worked on developing and manufacturing pumps for water supply, sewerage, rainwater drainage, power generation and steel production. Meanwhile, Kubota has also built pump plants by taking advantage of its general engineering capabilities. Thus far, Kubota has developed its business in Japan, Southeast Asia, and Middle/Near East. To further expand business in rapidly growing China and Southeast Asia, Kubota established a joint venture in China and commenced production. The company develops its business in the sewerage and rainwater drainage market in China, as well as in the booming markets in Southeast Asia, where projects are underway to expand the infrastructure network to local cities. Kubota also markets small hydropower generation facilities that utilize the gravitational force of water falling naturally or are fed by pumps.