Nagasawa takes over from Howarth as KYB Europe Vice President

KYB Corporation has appointed Tetsunosuke Nagasawa as the new Vice President for KYB Europe Aftermarket, replacing Mike Howarth who has now left KYB for pastures new after 22 years.

Nagasawa joined KYB in 2005, in the Tokyo based aftermarket business department. He transferred to Europe in 2007, when he was responsible for export sales in Balkan and CIS areas. From April 2013 – March 2019 he was responsible for KYB Russia where, following a restructure, he successfully improved the branch performance and brand perception, and increased the market share to 30%.

Speaking about his new role at KYB Europe, Nagasawa commented “it is important to remember that KYB Europe not only sells our brand products to the aftermarket, but also support, logistic and sales services. Therefore we must create additional value for our products to make a difference for our customers. To succeed, we must be open minded and proactive. We will continue our principle to be quick and aggressive”.

KYB Europe aftermarket now has over 250 employees, with offices in 9 countries and 6 warehouses.