Keihin Corporation

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Keihin Corporation
Native name
TypePublic (K.K)
TYO: 7251
FoundedDecember 19, 1956; 64 years ago (1956-12-19)
Area served
Key people
Chitoshi Yokota
  • Fuel injection systems
  • Carburetors
  • Fuel supply systems
  • Air-conditioning systems
  • Fuel cell vehicle products
  • Hybrid vehicle products
RevenueIncrease JPY 351 billion (FY 2017) (US$ 3.1 billion) (FY 2017)
Increase JPY 17.8 billion (FY 2017) (US$ 160 million) (FY 2017)
Number of employees
22,310 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2017)
WebsiteOfficial website
Footnotes / references

The Keihin Corporation (株式会社ケーヒン, Kabushiki-gaisha Keihin) was founded December 19, 1956, and maintains its head office in Shinjuku Ward, Tokyo, Japan. It produces carburetors and fuel injection, and is a major supplier to Honda.[3] Honda owns nearly half of the company shares.[4] The company also supplies motorcycle producers, among them Triumph, Suzuki, Kawasaki, KTM, Royal Enfield and Harley-Davidson.

In addition to carburetors, Keihin supplies the automotive industry with engine, transmission and climate control products, including intake manifold assemblies, HVAC assemblies, compressors, valves, solenoids and electronic control units.[5]

Keihin began U.S. manufacturing in 1989.[5] Counting all U.S. locations, Keihin has more than 20,000 employees. Keihin North America's corporate headquarters is in Anderson, Indiana.[3]

Keihin carburetors for Honda CB750


  1. ^ "Company Overview". Keihin. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  2. ^ "Company Profile". Nikkei Asian Review. Nikkei Inc. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
  3. ^ a b Pulliam, Baylee (June 14, 2013). "Keihin 'officially here' after dedicating new facility at Flagship". The Herald Bulletin ). Retrieved January 28, 2014.
  4. ^ Klier, Thomas H.; Rubenstein, James M. (2008). Who Really Made Your Car?: Restructuring and Geographic Change in the Auto Industry. W. E. Upjohn Institute for Employment Research. p. 266. ISBN 978-0-88099-333-3.
  5. ^ a b "Keihin Corp. changes its name in the U.S." The Daily Southerner. April 1, 2009. Retrieved January 28, 2014.

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