ONE OF THE WORLD'S LARGEST MANUFACTURERS OF SHOCK ABSORBERS
KYB began as Kayaba Research Center, founded in Japan on November 19, 1919 by Shiro Kayaba. Having established itself in the manufacture of hydraulic dampers, the company became known as Kayaba Manufacturing Co., Ltd. in 1935. The company grew steadily, and in 1959, was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
In 1974 a sales subsidiary was established in the United States. Today, that company is known as KYB Americas Corporation.
In 2005, the brand name KYB was adopted as the official corporate name.
A commitment to engineering innovation and manufacturing excellence has helped KYB to become the world’s largest supplier of shocks and struts for auto manufacturers and the aftermarket. Nearly one in every four autos built comes with KYB shocks and struts. KYB has manufacturing facilities in Japan, the United States, and Europe.
KYB Corporation produces a variety of ride control, hydraulic, and electronic products for use as original equipment and replacement parts in automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, specialty vehicles, buses, aircraft, railroad cars, industrial applications, agricultural applications, and civil engineering projects. Our global headquarters are located in Tokyo, Japan.
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By consistently developing world class ride control products, KYB has become the world’s largest supplier of OE and aftermarket shocks and struts. Today, our annual sales exceed $3.8 billion. We have 32 facilities in 21 countries, and 15 manufacturing plants in Asia, the United States, and Europe.
While much of KYB’s overall sales are from automotive shock absorbers, we also produce a wide range of hydraulic and electronic equipment used in a variety of applications in many aspects of modern life. Vehicular and transportation applications include power steering systems, automotive electronics, construction equipment, agricultural equipment, special use vehicles, railroading, aircraft, and maritime shipping.
Other KYB product applications include hydraulic equipment used in manufacturing, testing, lifestyle, and civil engineering projects, as well as special needs equipment such as wheelchairs. The varied uses and applications of KYB products and equipment demonstrate our commitment to helping create a safer, more efficient, and more comfortable society.
KYB TURKEY CORPORATION – AFTERMARKET
KYB’s Turkey sales subsidiary, KYB Turkey Corporation, was established in 1989. KYB Turkey Corporation is the headquarters for KYB’s Turkey aftermarket distribution of automotive shocks and struts. Shock and strut sales for KYB Turkey continues to grow, as KYB continues to increase market share in Turkey.
KYB’s Turkey marketing, sales, and distribution are managed by Tok Auto.