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. Announces Winners of Win With KYB Sweepstakes

KYB Americas Corp. is excited to announce the winners of the ‘Win with KYB Sweepstakes’ promotion, which offered Automotive Service Provider Owners the opportunity to win over $50,000 in prizes including a brand new 2016 Toyota Tundra Limited pickup truck.  The Sweepstakes ran during September & October and winners were notified in November. To enter, Service Providers registered their shop at www.winwithkyb.com.  There was no purchase necessary to win.

The grand prize was awarded to Jorge Ramirez of California Auto Repair in Van Nuys, California. Jorge picked out his brand new 2016 Toyota Tundra Limited pickup truck at a local Toyota Dealership.  The Tundra comes equipped with KYB shocks and is valued at over $43,000.  A press event was held on Wednesday November 18th in Van Nuys to officially hand the keys over to Jorge.  The two First Prizes of a trip for two to the Historic May Race in Indianapolis were awarded to Greg’s Classic Auto in Durham, NC and The Carwash Depot & Auto Repair in Ponchatoula, LA.

“Win With KYB was a treat to run and really created a buzz for the KYB brand among shop owners.” said KYB Vice President Mike Fiorito. “KYB is proud to have awarded these wonderful prizes to these great Automotive Service Providers.  Our distribution partners did an outstanding job of spreading the word about this promotion. We look forward to building on this program in 2016.”

For more information visit www.winwithkyb.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.

KYB Americas Corp. Launches Crash Avoidance Systems Awareness and Training Campaign

KYB Americas Corp. launched a new Crash Avoidance Systems Awareness and Training Campaign during the 2015 Automotive Aftermarket Industry Week in Las Vegas. This new campaign is aimed at helping service providers communicate the importance of ride control maintenance to help keep a vehicle’s computerized crash avoidance system working within its designed capabilities. The campaign was announced to KYB’s Distribution partner customers as well as members of the media.

KYB offers two new service provider training opportunities to support this campaign: KYB’s distribution customers can arrange a :30 minute in-shop live training clinic or provide a group code to attend an interactive on-line self-paced study clinic that includes download-able handouts. Interested car care professionals are able to access the training through a directed link on www.kyb.com.

“Statistics show that vehicles 4 to 8 years old are the most likely to be involved in an accident and vehicle accident fatalities are on the rise. We believe one of the causes for this is under-maintained ride control.” said “Mac” McGovern, the KYB Director of Marketing & Training. “Alerting the motorist and educating the shop on the need to maintain ride control performance is becoming critical as more & more crash avoidance systems-equipped vehicles become older. KYB is committed to providing this awareness and the needed communication materials to help the motorist stay in control.”

For more information, please visit the online KYB Training Center at www.kyb.com/training

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.

KYB Americas Announces Win with KYB Sweepstakes

KYB Americas Corp. is excited to announce the ‘Win with KYB Sweepstakes’, which offers hard-working Automotive Service Provider Owners a unique opportunity to win over $50,000 in prizes including a brand new 2016 Toyota Tundra Limited pickup truck.  The Sweepstakes kicked off August 1st and Service Providers in the U.S. and Canada will have until September 30th to enter. 

To enter, Service Providers will need to register their shop at www.winwithkyb.com.  There is no purchase necessary to win, but the chances of winning get better with each KYB purchased during the promotion. The grand prize is a brand new 2016 Toyota Tundra Limited pickup truck for the winning Service Provider.  The Tundra comes equipped with KYB shocks and is valued at over $43,000.  Some of the other prizes include 2 race event trips for two and 5 sets of four KYB shocks and struts.

“Automotive Service Providers are the key focus of our company” said KYB Marketing Manager Kyle Freund. “We are beyond excited to offer them an opportunity to win some great prizes in the form of our first ever Win with KYB Sweepstakes.  We also really love the idea of offering a new truck for their shop’s use, and what better truck than one factory-equipped with our great products.”

For more information visit www.winwithkyb.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.

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 Launches 2015 $40 for 4 Motorist Promotion

KYB Americas Corp. – During March and April, KYB Americas will offer motorists $40.00 via a mail-in-rebate with a single purchase of any four KYB shocks, struts and Strut-Plus complete assemblies.  The KYB $40 for 4 promotion will be available at participating automotive service providers and automotive parts retail locations across the U.S., Puerto Rico and Canada.

“We had tremendous success with this program in 2014,” said KYB Americas Marketing Manager Kyle Freund. “We hope to continue the momentum and exposure that this promotion created last year and of course offer a great motorist rebate for KYB’s Original Equipment for the Aftermarket shocks and struts.”

KYB shocks and struts has a long history of supplying ride control components to new vehicle manufacturers and top automotive service professionals around the world. Original designed performance is important so KYB offers products that are built to either help restore the vehicle’s original control & handling or increase performance above the original design.

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.