KYB has further improved its data and visibility by retaining its status as an ‘A’ rated supplier to TecAlliance. A dedicated team of people work full time to ensure that the KYB catalogue data is up to date and accurate, ensuring customers have access to the most relevant data. To be awarded as an A rated supplier, product descriptions must conform by at least 99 per cent to TecAlliance standards.
In addition to the above, KYB has been chosen to be included in a TecAlliance pilot scheme that will see new data added to Tec Doc in the next six days. KYB is a market leader when it comes to new to range shock absorbers, with recent car parc data showing the KYB range has over five million more European cars covered under five years old than its nearest competitor.
“KYB is able to get new shock absorbers quicker to market than any other manufacturer for a number of reasons” explains Jean François Huan, General Manager of Product Management for KYB Europe Aftermarket. “KYB is OE to one in five cars worldwide, meaning we are first to market with these units immediately. For all others, we have research departments situated across the world, a huge development facility in Japan and a fitting and testing centre here in France. Being able to add new data on TecDoc in six days is the next step in getting our product available and visible for our customers quicker than anyone else.”