KYB is a Japanese manufacturer of high-quality shock absorbers and suspension components based in Tokyo. The company was founded as the Kayaba Industry Co. by Shiro Kayaba on November 19th, 1919, and has since grown into a massive multinational corporation with 34 manufacturing plants around the world. The company was listed on the Japanese Stock Exchange in 1959 and had been known collectively as KYB since 2005.
In addition to high-performance automotive and motorcycle shock absorbers, KYB manufactures a wide variety of other equipment such as hydraulic systems and electronic components through subsidiaries. KYB is one of the world’s largest shock absorber manufacturers and is active in 21 countries around the world. It also holds 85% of the Japanese cement mixer truck market.
Why Buy KYB
KYB produces a huge range of products that all share one thing in common: they need to be dependable, well made, and able to perform to the highest standards. From the aeronautical and marine industries to mining and other heavy industrial activity, KYB’s products are found in machinery that must be extremely tough and durable. The company has an extensive history of manufacturing products that can stand up to the expectations and demands of global industry.
Motorsport is a huge part of what defines KYB’s shock absorber business. KYB shocks can be found in the S1 Quattros fielded by the EKS Audi Sport team in the FIA World Rallycross Championship which are some of the quickest accelerating racing cars in motorsports today. Handling 0-60 times of 2 seconds flat as well as the jumps, powerslides, and bumping of the WRX circuit is not easy but KYB shocks are well up to the job.
The KYB Range
KYB’s range of products is absolutely massive. Within the automotive world alone KYB offers high-performance shock absorbers, air suspension, power steering systems, cylinders, valves, four wheel steering actuators, solenoids, and sensors. That’s without mentioning the hydraulic pumps and motors used in industry across the world, the company’s aircraft and marine components, and even disaster prevention products like trucks that can simulate earthquakes to test building strengths. Safe to say, then, that KYB’s shock absorbers are up to just about any task you could ever ask of them. Use the parts finder above to find the right KYB product for you or contact us and let one of the Automotive Superstore product specialists help you today!