For almost a century KYB has specialized in hydraulics, with technology widely used in the aeronautical, rail and maritime industries. KYB is Japans leading hydraulics company.
KYB is one of the world's largest suppliers of shock absorbers to vehicle manufacturers. Over 1 million KYB shock absorbers are manufactured every week. KYB Europe GmbH provides world class product quality and customer service to the aftermarket in Europe, the Middle East and Africa.
KYB Europe is based near Dusseldorf, Germany, and together with its 6 branches supplies shock absorbers and coil springs to the European aftermarket.
The KYB group, which has 8,200 employees worldwide, turns over $2.6 billion, of which 60% is from sales of automotive shock absorbers.
From its 15 factories in Asia, Europe and the United States, KYB has an annual production capacity of more than 75 million shock absorbers. KYB has the largest shock absorber factory in the world (in Gifu, Japan), with a capacity of over 50 million pieces. It is highly automated and can change from producing one strut to another in 15 seconds.
KYB Corporation is listed on the Tokyo stock exchange and exports its products to more than 100 countries across the world.
KYB Europe is based near Dusseldorf, Germany. It has 7 branches, providing sales and support across Europe and Africa.
KYB is the worlds largest supplier of shock absorbers to vehicle manufacturers, with 1 in 4 of all vehicles leaving production lines worldwide fitted with KYB as standard. KYB is also the largest OE shock absorber supplier in Europe.
KYB aftermarket shock absorbers are manufactured using the same factories and technology as for OE. The valving is uprated to allow for the fact that the shock absorbers will be fitted to a vehicle with other worn suspension components, in order to restore the ride as close as possible to how the vehicle was when it was brand new. This means that KYB aftermarket products are the same as – and in many cases better than OE supply.
All KYB factories are certified with ISO9001, QS9000 and ISO14001.