Profile of Aichi Quality Companies
Certification No. 212 Manufacture of general machinery


A specialized manufacturer of universal joints with No. 1 market share in Japan

Address 1-31 Bozuyama, Yokone, Obu, Aichi 474-0011 JAPAN
Tel +81-562-47-1241

■Company Outline

KYOWA KOGYO is a specialized manufacturer of universal joints. The company turned universal joints (once considered consumable supplies) into high-performance, multi-function components through its unique method. Customers of KYOWA KOGYO include major manufacturers of various industrial machines. The company sells its products in overseas markets. The company holds 100% of domestic market share in agricultural equipment and industrial vehicles.

■Main Products


Universal joint


Steering joint


Steering column assy


40th Tokyo Motor Show

■Core Competence

Kyowa Kogyo turned universal joints into functional components by using innovative methods in 1952. Based on these methods, we developed steering joints by cold forging in 1972 for the first time in the world. However, these steering joints were not diffused in the automobile industry due to their excessive quality that is difficult to apply. These products, on the other hand, were adopted in agricultural equipment and industrial vehicles that normally require strict criteria, gaining 100% market share. Our steering joints were then recognized for their high quality by Toyota at the Tokyo Motor Show, and began to be used in the Carolla and Prius models in 2000. Furthermore, they were adopted by Honda and used in vehicles such as Accord, Civic, and Fit, and in Nissan vehicles also. As cutting-edge steering joints, our products are gathering global attention.