What is KYB?
KYB , founded in Japan in 1919 by Shiro Kayaba originally called Kabaya Research Center. Having established itself in the market for hydraulic dampers, the company became known as Kayaba Manufacturing Co.
Kabaya had steady growth through the years and in 1959 it was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange. Today it is counted as one of the world 's largest manufacturers of shock absorbers for original parts. KYB manufactures many other hydraulic products as original equipment for specialized vehicles such as aircraft parts and marine equipment. KYB 's products are sold in over 100 countries and have the largest factory in the world producing shock absorbers located in Gifu , Japan.
KYB also has manufacturing facilities in the U.S. and Europe, with all 15 plants counted KYB has an annual production capacity of more than 75 million shock absorbers. Technological innovation and manufacturing excellence are the components of KYB 's success story and KYB is also the first hydraulic manufacturer to receive the prestigious "Deming Prize" for best quality.