Kawasaki USA Announces HQ Move During 50th Anniversary


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Since 1969, Kawasaki Motors Corp. USA has been a fixture of the Orange County, California landscape. Their massive facility and operations headquarters in Irvine located “on the other side of the tracks” and its Kawasaki museum has been a place to behold for decades. Now, just in time for the company’s 50th anniversary in the United States, Kawasaki will be moving to a new North American corporate headquarters in Foothill Ranch.

Mail AttachmentKawasaki signed a new 15-year lease on a 200,000 square-foot facility a mere four miles from its present location in Irvine, and will finally move into the fully-renovated complex (officially) June 27th, 2016. The new complex (26972 Burbank, Foothill Ranch, CA 92610-2506) will retain the same PO Box mailing address and phone number, as to stave off further confusion.

“Our purpose in securing a new corporate headquarters is centered around two primary objectives,” stated Masa Nakagawa, president and CEO, Kawasaki USA. “First, with more than 300 of our staff being based in or around Orange County, it is critical that our new location remain central to the community. Second, as Kawasaki celebrates its 50th Anniversary in the US in 2016, we wanted to cultivate a new environment that creates and exemplifies the Kawasaki brand and products, and we believe this new space will do just that.”

As per a report in DealerNews.com, “the new headquarters will be a prominent fixture in the heart of Foothill Ranch, which is part of the city of Lake Forest, and is adjacent to the Foothill Ranch Towne Centre and other amenities. H. Hendy Architects will handle the internal design that will include all new finishes, modifications to allow more natural light, second floor offices, an expansive ground floor and a host of environmentally-friendly additions. The building will feature a mix of corporate offices, research and development facilities, racing and technical workshops, warehouse space and parking.”

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Kevin Shaw

Kevin Shaw

Editor-in-Chief – kevin.shaw@shawgroupmedia.com Kevin Shaw is a decade-long powersports and automotive journalist whose love for things that go too fast has led him to launching The Watercraft Journal. Almost always found with stained hands and dirt under his fingernails, Kevin has an eye for the technical while keeping a eye out for beautiful photography and a great story.

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    Faxon 21 June, 2016 at 21:19 Reply

    Maybe they will finally get inspired to make great jet ski products like the 1980’s and 1990’s. I think the whole market is ready…enough with the boring, over priced couches! Bring back the fun!!!!

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    Johnny Cutrera 21 June, 2016 at 22:02 Reply

    So correct! I have a 2011 300X. It’s awesome! SO OUTDATED!!! Come on Kawasaki I’m holding off long as I can!!! I want brake and reverse on the handlebars! Come on!

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    Johnny Cutrera 21 June, 2016 at 22:02 Reply

    So correct! I have a 2011 300X. It’s awesome! SO OUTDATED!!! Come on Kawasaki I’m holding off long as I can!!! I want brake and reverse on the handlebars! Come on!

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