JTEKT Corporation TYO: 6473.T is a Japanese multibillion corporation created in January 2006 through the merger of Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd., a world-class bearing manufacturer, and Toyoda Machine Works, Ltd., a machine tool manufacturer excelling in world-leading machining technologies. Combining the most advanced technologies and the manufacturing passion of both companies, today JTEKT manufactures innovative products such as steering systems, driveline components, bearings, machine tools, electronic control devices, home accessory equipment, etc. that satisfies the most demanding customers all over the world.
With activities focused on four major product technologies: bearings, steering systems, driveline components and machine tools, JTEKT aims at meeting the high expectations of its customers and winning the trust of society. The highest business standards and a firm technological base, combined with advanced engineering capabilities are JTEKT’s bedrock for growth and innovation. JTEKT’s ambition is to be among the world's top 10 automotive parts suppliers in all four product categories and is presently the leading steering systems manufacturer in Japan and No. 2 globally. Through consistently high levels of product quality and performance, JTEKT has earned the respect and trust of automakers and industrial manufacturers around the world. JTEKT is also the first steering manufacturer to develop electric and hydroelectric power steering systems.
JTEKT is headquartered in Nagoya, Japan and employs more than 44,523 (Consolidated as of March 31, 2017) people in 27 countries.
JTEKT has a large presence across the world and as of today, comprises 132 subsidiary companies outside Japan including India. It has been making in India for over three decades through a technical and financial collaboration with Sona Koyo Steering Systems, the erstwhile flagship company of The Sona Group set up in 1986.
JTEKT India Limited:
JTEKT India Limited (formerly known as Sona Koyo Steering Systems) is a part of JTEKT Corporation Japan and operates as part of JTEKT Group India. It is engaged in the business of manufacturing / production, supply and sale of steering systems, viz. steering gears, columns and RPS assemblies, axle assemblies and other auto ancillaries to almost all Indian passenger car and utility vehicle manufacturers.
JTEKT India has seven plants strategically located across Gurgaon, Bawal, Dharuhera, Sanand and Sriperumbudur from where it caters to key customers across India and in major auto clusters across the country. Its major customers include large vehicle manufacturers in India such as Maruti Suzuki, Toyota, Honda, Tata Motors and Mahindra & Mahindra etc. to name a few. Independently, as well as through its network of overseas joint-venture partners, JTEKT India Limited exports high quality precision products to USA, Europe and Japan.
Earlier in 2017, JTEKT Corporation successfully completed the strategic acquisition of its partner Sona Koyo Steering Systems Limited to cement its positioning in the Indian auto components market. It is committed to growing India as a critical centre of its operations in South Asia. As a global brand, JTEKT will be bringing into India its proprietary technologies to further address the evolving needs and customer dynamics. The company will continue to grow its focus on India becoming a key manufacturing and distribution hub.
JTEKT Group in India:
JTEKT Group India is present across four major product technologies: Steering systems, Bearings, Driveline components and Machine tools. Under the banner of ONE JTEKT, five companies are a part of JTEKT Group India
- JTEKT India Limited (Formerly known as Sona Koyo Steering Systems Ltd.) - Manufactures Rack and Pinion Steering systems for manual, Hydraulic Power Steering, Driveline products & Others
- JTEKT SONA Automotive India Limited - Manufactures Column type Electric Power Steering which is a next generation technology for Automobiles.
- Sona Fuji Kiko Automotive Limited - Manufactures Jacket Assembly for CEPS and Manual Columns
- Koyo Bearing India Private Limited - Manufactures Hub, Tapered Roller Bearings and Single Ball Bearings
- Toyoda Micromatic Machinery India Ltd. - Provides Sales and Service for machine tools