Keihin Corporation

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Keihin Corporation
Native name
Type Public (K.K)
TYO: 7251
ISIN JP3277230003
Industry Automotive
FoundedDecember 19, 1956;65 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
RevenueIncrease2.svg JPY 351 billion (FY 2017) (US$ 3.1 billion) (FY 2017)
Increase2.svg JPY 17.8 billion (FY 2017) (US$ 160 million) (FY 2017)
Number of employees
22,310 (consolidated, as of March 31, 2017)
Website Official website
Footnotes /references
[1] [2]


The Keihin Corporation (株式会社ケーヒン, Kabushiki-gaisha Keihin) is a Japanese automotive and motorcycle parts company headquartered in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. The company is a major supplier to Honda, [3] who owns nearly half of Keihin's shares, [4] but also supplies other motorcycle manufacturers, 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 engine control units. [5]

Keihin carburetor assembly for a Honda CB750 Keihin carburetor.jpg
Keihin carburetor assembly for a Honda CB750


Keihin was founded in 1956 and 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]

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  2. "Company Profile". Nikkei Asian Review . Nikkei Inc. Retrieved May 23, 2018.
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