KYB’s journey began in Japan over 100 years ago.

In November 1919, our founder Shiro Kayaba left the prestigious Waseda University in Tokyo, at the age of 21 to open the Kayaba Research Centre with 30 researchers. Today KYB is one of the biggest hydraulic companies in the world, present in 89 countries and employing over 15,000 people.

Here, you can see some of the key milestones on our journey: