News Releases


JTEKT North America Tennessee and Georgia Facilities Receive Supplier Awards from Toyota

Company receives three awards and six certificates in crowded field of suppliers.


JTEKT Corporation Recognized as a “TOP 100 Global Innovator” for the Third Consecutive Year

As a "Top 100 Global Innovator" companies are recognized for excellent R & D activities and intellectual property management.


JTEKT North America Corporation Appoints John Connor as Executive Director of Industrial OE and Aftermarket Sales

JTEKT North America Corporation, is proud to announce the appointment of John Connor as the company’s Executive Director of Industrial OE and Aftermarket Sales.


Automotive News Announces Toyoda Americas as 2017 PACE Award Finalist

The PACE award, now in its 23rd year, honors suppliers' innovations in products, information technology, manufacturing processes and capital equipment, all aimed to revolutionize the automotive industry. This year marks a record high for award submissions, with 30 automotive suppliers from seven different countries being named finalists.


JTEKT Opens New Proving Ground in Europe

As a pioneer of EPS, Electric Power Steering Systems, JTEKT Corporation has launched a new proving ground in Irigny, France to assist in analysis of new products and technologies.


JTEKT Ranks as Top 15th Supplier to Global Automotive Market

In Automotive News' most recent Top 100 Global OEM Parts Supplier Report, JTEKT Corporation ranked #15.


JTEKT North America expanding Greenville Operations

Company investing $1.75 million to establish North American headquarters in Greenville County.


BSA Releases New Bearing Brief Focused on Counterfeit Bearings

Think Counterfeit Bearings Don't Matter...Think Again!


JTEKT Targets Diversification and Steer-by-Wire Technology (Automotive News)

JTEKT Corp. is not just the world's biggest supplier of steering systems but the world's 19th largest auto parts supplier, period. The Toyota-affiliated company also employs some 43,000 people worldwide and has 139 subsidiaries in more than 20 countries.


JTEKT’s Historic Expansion Underway (The Advocate & Democrat)

The company’s $200 million investment in a new production facility will add about 100 more jobs to the more than 1,100 employees JTEKT already has. JTEKT plans to have the new facility operational in the fall of 2016.


Koyo Bearings’ Employee, Nick Szczechowski Becomes Certified Bearing Specialist

Koyo is proud to congratulate Nicholas Szczechowski for successfully completing the Bearing Specialists Association’s examination to become a Certified Bearing Specialist. Nicholas Szczechowski joins other individuals as one of the first certified bearing specialists in the world.


Koyo Hosts Torque Converters Rebuilders Association

Koyo was selected to be this years supplier host of the TCRA's Annual Seminar held in Greenville, SC. During the event Association members toured Koyo's Greenville Tech Center and Walhalla production facility.


Four decades of partnership: Koyo Orangeburg Plant upgrade to total $10M

February 1st 2015 Article from the The Times and Democrat (Orangeburg, SC) - detailing $10 Million expansion plans for Koyo's Orangeburg Plant.


JTEKT Corporation doubles size of manufacturing facility in Richland County, South Carolina

JTEKT Corporation, a leading producer of bearings, automotive steering systems and all-wheel drive couplings, has expanded its Koyo-brand bearing manufacturing facility in Richland County, South Carolina.


JTEKT Announces First Manufacturing Plant in Mexico

Nagoya, Japan, December 24, 2013 – JTEKT CORPORATION (JTEKT; Headquarters; Nagoya, Japan; President: Tetsuo Agata) is pleased to announce the establishment of manufacturing facility in Mexico named “JTEKT AUTOMOTIVE MEXICO, S.A. DE C.V. (hereafter JAMX) in February 2014.

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