KYB Americas Corp. Announces Expanded Truck/SUV Monotube Coverage

KYB Americas Corp. recently announced the expansion to its already robust coverage of the growing Truck, SUV and Crossover market.  The expansion includes growth in the twin-tube Excel-G and Strut-Plus lineups as well as additions to KYB’s popular monotube lines of Gas-a-Just and MonoMax

Inclusions to KYB’s already industry leading coverage for monotube shocks and struts include applications for half and three quarter ton domestic and import trucks and SUV applications as well.

“The growth of our coverage for the truck and SUV market in North America is vital to the overall success of the KYB brand”, KYB Product Manager Tim Oldiges commented “Listening to our customers is paramount to what we include in our product lineup when it comes to the truck market.  When we announce a coverage expansion, particularly in our Gas-a-Just or MonoMax lineups, it is our customers who have spoken up about the benefits of having an upgraded KYB unit to help the vehicle.  We feel strongly this recent expansion will provide increased sales for our distribution partners.”

KYB Corporation is a $4.2 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is one of the world’s largest supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log onto www.kyb.com.

KYB Recognized with APA Manufacturer of Choice Award

KYB Americas Corp. is proud to announce that Automotive Parts Associates (APA) presented KYB with their 2016 Headquarters Manufacturer of Choice Award. The announcement was made at APA’s 35th Annual Conference in Orlando, FL. This award recognizes KYB for having the fastest turnaround time from application of part to product availability, ease of doing business and responsiveness to member and APA headquarters needs.

“KYB was recognized with this award for their very meaningful partnership with APA.  KYB provides great support to APA and our shareholders and we appreciate everything from their high quality products to their exceptional service.”  said Gary Martin, President & CEO of Automotive Parts Associates, Inc.

KYB Corporation is a $4 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log onto www.kyb.com.

KYB Americas Corp. Expands Domestic Vehicle Coverage

KYB Americas Corp. is excited to announce recently expanded coverage for domestic vehicle applications.  While KYB has consistently been a top full-line supplier across all vehicle makes and models, the recently released part numbers include an enhanced domestic coverage focus for Strut-Plus Complete Assemblies, and the OE performance-restoring Excel-G lines.

The recent part number releases include 20.6 million vehicles on the road in North America today. Included in this release are new part numbers for KYB Strut-Plus complete assembly, Excel-G, and Gas-a-Just lines.  There was also an expansion of KYB’s leading Strut Mount and Boot lines covering an additional 80 million vehicles.  All of the new part numbers are specifically calibrated to compensate for worn suspensions to help restore or improve the vehicles original handling and control.  Also, all KYB products are manufactured to work within the demands of the vehicle’s Crash Avoidance Systems.

“Our product and R&D teams work tirelessly on making sure that we stay current with vehicle coverage and our customers demand” said KYB Vice President Mike Fiorito. “It is KYB’s goal to be our customer’s best supplier and you can’t do that without having great coverage. We continue to strive to deliver industry leading coverage for all makes and models in North America.”

For more information visit the KYB Catalog at www.kyb.com

KYB Corporation is a $4 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log onto www.kyb.com.

Federated Names Co-Man Vendors Of The Year; KYB Takes Top Honors

June 17, 2015 11:37 AM
Posted by Bacbox aftermarketNews Staff 

KYB Americas Corp. has once again been honored by Federated Auto Parts as its Outstanding Co-Man Vendor of the Year.

“The Federated Co-Man program is instrumental to the success of Federated and its members. This year’s winners have embraced the Co-Man philosophy and have consistently delivered,” said Rusty Bishop, CEO of Federated Auto Parts. “Top honors go to KYB for overall excellence. The entire KYB team works closely with our staff to ensure that the Co-Man program functions productively for the Federated membership. It is only fitting that they be honored once again with this important award. We thank them for their partnership and continued support.

Presented annually, the prestigious Federated Co-Man vendor awards recognize supplier partners that have shown outstanding dedication and support of the Federated Co-Man operation and programs. The Federated Co-Man enterprise began with Federated members deciding to open a jointly owned warehouse. According to Federated, the operation has seen significant growth each year since its inception, expanding numerous times to meet the rapidly growing demand of members.

 

 

KYB Americas Receives Two Awards at Parts Authority Show

KYB Americas Corp. is proud to announce it was recently presented with two Awards at Parts Authority’s Trade Show held at Citi Field in New York. After an exciting event, KYB Northeast Territory Sales Manager Rob Africano was awarded the outstanding Service Representative of the Year and KYB was also named a Parts Authority Partner of Excellence.

“I always like to tell my customers there is price, quality and service… pick two. Rarely can a supplier deliver all three. KYB’s quality, at their price point, coupled with the superb representation supplied by Rob Africano, allowed the triple play to occur!” said Parts Authority President and CEO Randy Buller. “We were very pleased to award KYB the Parts Authority Partner in Excellence Award, as well as Rob Africano the Parts Authority Representative of the Year. The 40 year partnership between KYB and Parts Authority makes us that much prouder! ”

“We are honored to be recognized by Parts Authority for not only our partnership with their great organization, but the efforts of Rob Africano as well. Parts Authority is a valued customer and it’s great to see the results of our joint efforts,” commented KYB Vice President Mike Fiorito. “We also weren’t surprised Rob received an award for his commitment. He is a very talented and dedicated individual and we are proud of what Rob has accomplished for the KYB Team.”

Rob Africano joined KYB Americas in June of 2006 covering sections of the Northeast that includes New York, Maryland and DC. Since 2006, Rob has earned many individual company sales awards. Prior to KYB, Rob held manager roles at IBF, Beck/Arnley and Interco Parts Corp.

KYB Corporation is a $4 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log onto www.kyb.com.

KYB Americas Awarded National Pronto Association Partnership Award

KYB Americas Corp. is proud to announce it was recently presented with the National Pronto Association’s Partnership Award.  The announcement was made at the Pronto Fall Shareholder’s Conference and Expo in San Francisco, CA.  The award is voted on by Pronto’s members across North America using relevant criteria that help members achieve their goals.

“Partnership is a concept that sometimes carries a nebulous meaning, due to the overuse of the term:  Not so at Pronto,” said Mike Mohler, Vice President, National Pronto Association. “When members vote for this prestigious award, they are asked to concentrate on “that” vendor who is indispensable to their business – one who transcends the boundaries of a mere seller and buyer relationship, steeping solidly into to the realm of:  consultant, analyst, category manager, and confidant.  We are thrilled to honor the folks at KYB for delighting our members and exceeding our lofty expectations.”

“We are incredibly honored to be recognized by Pronto’s membership as their Partner of the year,” commented KYB Vice President Mike Fiorito.  “Everyone in our organization has a hand in helping KYB provide the world class support to each member’s unique needs.  When Pronto’s members have success, we succeed.  We look forward to our continued partnership with Pronto and their Membership.”

KYB Corporation is a $4 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log onto www.kyb.com.

KYB Americas Announces Completion of Technical Center Expansion

KYB Americas is proud to announce the completed expansion of the KYB Technical Center. The Technical Center operates next to KYB’s 575,000 square foot manufacturing facility in Franklin, Indiana and houses the latest in new product development, quality control, and conditions testing equipment.

The expansion included an additional 12,000 square feet of floor space utilized by KYB engineers to run a battery of tests on new shock and strut designs.  Additional valve seal durability, stress, vibration and fatigue tolerance testing are among the many new capabilities housed in the latest expansion.  Additionally, complete CNC machining & welding allows the KYB engineering team to fully concept, build and assemble prototypes right on the tech center floor.

“Our global development team and engineers in Franklin worked side by side to create a state of the art expansion that underlines KYB’s global philosophy of Our Precision, Your Advantage,” said KYB Americas Vice President Mike Fiorito.  “By continuously improving our research and development, internal testing capabilities, manufacturing procedures and assembly processes, we are able to more effectively deliver KYB products that continue to earn quality awards worldwide.”

KYB Corporation is a $4 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log onto www.kyb.com.

KYB Americas Announces Expanded Strut-Plus Coverage

KYB Americas Corp. is excited to announce the release of expanded coverage for their popular complete strut assembly lineup: Strut-Plus.  With the addition of these new part numbers, Strut-Plus now covers over 70 million vehicles on the road today, including the most popular late model Toyota, Ford, Honda, GM, and Chrysler applications.

First introduced in 2008, the KYB Strut-Plus is widely recognized as the highest quality performance-restoring complete strut assembly available anywhere in the world. Since its launch, the Strut-Plus lineup has grown significantly by adding vehicle and corner-specific part numbers that help restore original equipment designed performance.

“With all the various components involved in manufacturing complete assemblies, it was even more important for us to integrate the same OE procedures and processes we apply to our traditional products into our complete assemblies,” said KYB Americas Product Manager Tim Oldiges.  “Our entire product team is dedicated to making sure we manufacture the highest quality ride control products our customers can go to market with… The success of this Strut-Plus lineup expansion is a direct reflection of that.”

KYB Corporation is a $4 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log onto www.kyb.com.

KYB Americas Announces Expansion of Indiana Manufacturing Facility

KYB Americas Corp., a subsidiary of one of the world’s largest manufacturers of shocks, struts and hydraulic components, and a global leader in ride control technology is proud to announce the expansion of the KYB Manufacturing facility in Franklin, Indiana. The 45,900 square foot expansion will house the latest in shock and strut assembly, machining and quality control equipment.

The expansion underscores KYB Americas commitment to additional aftermarket production capacity in North America.  With KYB’s footprint in Indiana increasing, this expansion will create about 50 new jobs within the next three years, with needs ranging from skilled labor to engineers.

“We’re really excited about the expansion of our operations and manufacturing capabilities in the U.S.,” said KYB Americas Vice President Mike Fiorito.  “This expansion is all a part of our continued growth plan.  By increasing our manufacturing capacity in the U.S. and North America we will be able to more effectively serve our customers in the form of additional inventory and new product part numbers.  Also, an additional benefit is, we’re bringing jobs to the U.S.A.”

KYB Corporation is a $4 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log onto www.kyb.com.

KYB Americas Announces New Manufacturing Plant

KYB Americas, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of shocks, struts and hydraulic components, is proud to announce the continued expansion of North American operations via a new manufacturing plant in Silao, Guanajuanto, Mexico.  The plant will begin by manufacturing hydraulic pumps for automobile continuously variable transmissions.  In the future the plant will also manufacture automotive shocks, struts and steering components.

The new plant is currently under construction with completion set for December 2013.  Actual manufacturing in the new plant is slated to start in 2014. The plant is expected to add 130 employees once completed.

“Over the last 10 years KYB has been very aggressive in expanding our capabilities and operations in North America and this new plant is a confirmation of our continued commitment,” said KYB Americas Vice President Mike Fiorito.  “We’re particularly excited about the KYB manufacturing technologies and quality control processes that are being integrated into the design of this new plant. The plant will produce the very same high quality premium products that KYB customers expect.”

KYB Corporation is a $4 billion global hydraulics manufacturer with over 8,100 employees and sells its products in over 100 countries. The company is a world leading supplier of shocks and struts to vehicle manufacturers and has a full range of domestic and import shocks and struts for the aftermarket. For more information, log onto www.kyb.com.