KYB Corporation is stepping up efforts to optimize its production system. It has decided to discontinue the production of unprofitable electric power steering models and realign the production system for hydraulic pumps, for which demand is declining.

KYB is striving to recover from its scandal involving base-isolating and vibration-damping devices, which was revealed in A series of reorganizations had been underway since before the Ckmpany of the scandal, but the company is accelerating the realignment with a reform of corporate awareness. From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on February 13, While realigning its operations to improve profitability, the company has determined that the withdrawing of production of EPS systems from Japan Company Conflict necessary.

From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on June 24, KYB announced that it has developed a swing valve which can control compression and expansion force independently at extremely low piston speed.

The product improves drivability by generating appropriate damping force from the beginning of suspension movement. From a press release on May 27, KYB announced that its shock absorber with newly developed valve structure was received a technical award at the Toyota's new Crown project award ceremony. KYB was recognized for its outstanding technology development to improve competiveness of all-new Crown.

From a press release on August 24, KYB announced that its newly developed shock absorber was received a technical award at the Toyota's new Corolla Sport project award ceremony.

KYB was recognized for its outstanding technology and development to improve competiveness of all-new Corolla Sport. From a press release on August 1, Aisin Seiki developed two products of the three: a damping force adjustment type Compaby and an outside door handle. The supplier developed the absorber as a system consisting of an algorithm, absorber, and electronic control unit ECU.

The brain of the system was developed internally while the new valve was jointly developed with KYB Corporation. Kyb Company absorber was chosen for the Crown RS grade. The outside door handle has a luxury texture realized by optimizing the grip thickness and form. The Felco high-strength adhesive for steel plates was developed by Aisin Chemical Co. The adhesive enhances vehicle body rigidity. The combination of self-piercing rivets and the Felco prevents electrolytic corrosion and enhances rigidity.

From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on July 10, Indo Company Manesar two companies will establish a joint venture in June and start production of EPS systems in September. Both companies will also cooperate in the development of products for autonomous driving. KYB will jointly develop products with Hubei Henglong. The joint venture will manufacture EPS systems and related parts for China and other overseas markets.

From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on April 27, The new technical center will begin operations on April 3, with an aim to expand the company's development capabilities for automotive components like shock absorbers and Ky its products to European OEMs like German premium automakers.

KYB primarily markets shock absorbers among other automotive components. With an aim to increase the market share, the supplier will place designers at the Europe Technical Center and establish a system to quickly respond to customers' technical requests. KYB holds technical centers in Japan, the U. The new center Kyg Munich, Germany will be the company's fifth technical center. From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on March 29, InKYB, in a joint venture with Mando of Compang Korea, established KMB, a manufacturer and seller of shock absorbers for automobiles, and has jointly operated the company with Mando since its establishment.

Through these actions, KYB will attempt to further expand its business in Brazil and other Mercosur Copany. From a press release on January 29, KYB aims at sales expansion by achieving products competitiveness at a world level through the integrated manufacturing system casting, processing and assembling gained by this centralization.

The centralization will be completed in October From a Compqny release on May 18, Kayaba Industry, Co. KYB announced that its shock absorber with improved damping force performance has been adopted for Toyota Motor Corporation's new Prius. KYB optimized the shape of shock absorber components with computer analysis, and improved the response by rectifying the operating oil flow.

The company realized a weight reduction of about grams per vehicle by adopting hollow piston rods. From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on May 28, KYB Corporation developed a new communication terminal for vehicles Xerox Company Bangalore trucks, buses and taxis. Information is communicated between the terminal and the server via mobile telephone networks or satellite communication systems.

Commercial production will begin in the fall of after the evaluation of on-going monitoring tests with concrete mixer trucks. From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on November 20, The new strut shock absorber features a plastic-made outer tube. KYB deems the new shock absorber to be one of the future technologies for making shock absorbers lighter and will propose this to OEMs. The complex shape of the outer tube is achieved by injection molding of carbon-fiber reinforced thermoplastics CFRTP.

A strut shock absorber links a car body to a tire. Thus, strut shock absorbers are required to possess high strength. The new strut shock absorber offers strength and durability on a par with a traditional product. The company, however, confirm the degree of durability of the new Kyh shock absorber because plastics deteriorate with time. From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on November 6, KYB Corporation announced that it has developed new United Illuminating Company for drive recorders and released it to truck and bus fleet operators for use in not only recording collisions but also preventing accidents.

Elmbridge Pump Company software has two new features. The radius of dangerous spots can be arbitrarily set Clmpany the user. The other new feature sends images and data to fleet dispatchers through a Wi-Fi connection and allows them to monitor driving situations in real time. From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on October 26, A further increase in shock absorber sales for mini vehicles is expected in FY and beyond.

Compared to non-mini vehicles, price competition of mini vehicle parts is fierce. KYB will further enhance its cost competitiveness in production and design, hoping to expand its share in the emerging markets. From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on October 7, Kayaba Industry Co. KYB announced on September 17, that the company entered into a plea agreement with the U. With regard to this case, JPY 7, million is recorded Commpany an extraordinary loss in the second quarter of the fiscal year ending in March KYB has fully cooperated with the DOJ during its investigation that began in April on the price cartel of automotive parts.

The DOJ says KYB was involved in the price manipulation of shock absorbers for cars and motorcycles during the period from the mids to Oldest Oil Company an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on September 18, The shock absorber provides good ride comfort and ensures stable handling even when a vehicle's payload changes.

KYB expects that demand for the new shock absorber Kyb Company come from minivans and wagons. The shock absorber automatically switches the damping force between two levels depending on the vehicle's payload. It applies a weak damping force when the payload is light, and a strong damping force for a heavy payload. The shock absorber also has a mechanism to prevent instantaneous switching of the damping force. Thus, the shock absorber keeps the damping force unchanged even if it expands or contracts during driving operations.

From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on August 25, KYB plans to boost its annual production capacity of automotive shock absorbers to 6 million units in Mexico ina threefold increase from the target. KYB will enhance its local supply capacity to join the wave of Japanese automakers' production expansion in the country, and to meet increasing demand for the Kyb Company for new vehicles and the aftermarket.

Automakers Copmany increasingly using Mexico as a hub to export their small cars to the U. Toyota Motor Corporation will also go into full-scale production in the Annapolis And Company. From an article in the Nikkan Kby Shimbun on Good Oil Company Stocks To Buy 19, The new technology is based on steer-by-wire technology, which provides electronic control of steering Compan.

KYB was the first company Cimpany commercialize steer-by-wire 1099 Company. The new technology allows the coordinated control of an electronically controlled shock absorber Compamy a steering system, thus improving driving comfort and stability. KYB will research and develop the new technology with plans to commercialize the technology, as it believes the new technology is vital for advanced driver assistance systems and future autonomous driving applications.

From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on July 27, The company successfully received the new orders for the Civic by organizing a global development team. KYB will manufacture shock absorbers at its plants in the U. The annual supply volume is expected to total 2. From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on July 14, A manned process of the existing Kyg was replaced with a robot process to fully automate the line. With the new plant In MexicoKYB established four production bases in Japan, Thailand, China and Mexico, boosting its total annual production capacity to 5, units, 1.

From an article in the Nikkan Jidosha Shimbun on October 28, KYB will introduce new compact production lines for efficiently producing a variety of shock absorbers in small lots at the Gifu North Plant.

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