Koyo Bearings Europe in the UK has changed its name to JTEKT Automotive England. It decided in 2021/2 to stop serving European market and transfer some production to continental Europe. UK employees at Koyo Bearings Europe have fallen to 205 from 279 in 2016. Koyo UK has become JTEKT Sales UK and has 20 employees.
JTEKT ‘s European headquarters is in the Netherlands, coordinating 28 subsidiaries across the region, employing 6,699 people in 2022 – of whom 365 are in the UK, across 4 subsidiaries.
Koyo was the bearings brand name of JTEKT since Toyoda Machine Works and Koyo Seiko merged in 2006 to form JTEKT. Now all businesses and brands are being rebranded to JTEKT globally.
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