KYB is the largest hydraulic manufacturer in Japan, and one of the world’s largest suppliers of original equipment (OE) shock absorbers to vehicle manufacturers. Over 1 million KYB shock absorbers are manufactured every week from our factories across the world, including our Japanese Gifu plant- the largest shock absorber factory in the world.

KYB also has 3 shock absorber factories in Europe producing for both the aftermarket and for vehicle manufacturers, as well as a state of the art coil spring factory. Over 3 million pieces of KYB stock is stored and distributed via our 9 branches across Europe, with our world class product quality backed up with world class customer service and technical support.


  • More than 1 million shocks manufactured this week for original equipment and the aftermarket
  • 89 Worldwide Bases
  • KYB is the original equipment supplier to 1 in 5 cars in the world
  • 4,500,000 units stocked across our European warehouse network
  • KYB aftermarket products are fitted to a car in Europe every second

Suspension plays a crucial part in your vehicle’s safety

1 in 5 of all cars leaving production lines worldwide is fitted with KYB shock absorbers as standard – you can rely on KYB to provide the same world class product quality for your replacement parts.
A vehicle’s suspension is made up of three components, the tyre, the spring and the shock absorber. All three components need to be in good working order to keep the tyre properly in contact with the road.
Just 1 worn shock absorber can increase a vehicle’s stopping distance by up to 2 metres – that’s the difference between stopping safely and hitting a hazard.

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