Koyo Seiko was founded in 1921 by Mr. Ikeda. In 1938 the company opens a plant in Kokubu and in 1958 established the US office as the first affiliate overseas (presently Koyo Corporation of U.S.A.). Over the years, Koyo developed its manufacturing by opening a number of plants. It established partnerships and joint ventures with companies like Toyota Motors Corporation, Denso Corporation, Toshiba Corporation, Renault, etc.
With the merge of Koyo Seiko Co., Ltd. and Toyoda Machine works, Ltd. on January 1, 2006 JTEKT Corporation came into existence. Nowadays with a Head Office in Osaka, Japan, JTEKT Corporation has global operations in Europe, Asia, U.S and Latin America. With activities focused on four major areas: bearing, steering, driveline and machine tools, JTEKT aims at meeting the high expectations of its customers and winning the trust of the society.
JTEKT Corporation is presently the leading steering systems maker in Japan and the No. 2 maker worldwide. Through consistently high levels of product quality and performance, JTEKT has earned the respect and trust of automakers and industrial manufacturers around the world.