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Yazaki

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Yazaki
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Full Company Name: 矢崎総業株式会社 (Yazaki Sōgyō Kabushiki Kaisha)

A manufacturer of vehicle electronics, wiring systems, and wiring harnesses.

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The following section is an excerpt from Wikipedia's Yazaki page on 2 August 2016, text available via the Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Yazaki Corporation is a global automotive parts supplier with a focus on wire harnesses, instruments and components such as connectors and terminals. The company's origin and headquarters are in Japan, but in 2011, roughly 90% of its employees are outside the home country.

Yazaki ranks among the largest worldwide automotive suppliers, ranked 10th by the industry journal Automotive News in 2013.

The company's product lineup includes electrical cables, meter and auto instruments, gas equipment, air-conditioning, and solar-powered systems. As a first tier supplier, Yazaki sells chiefly to auto makers, and, to a lesser extent, electric power, gas, and general construction companies. Yazaki is among the top 100 companies receiving the most US patents.

With "A Corporation in Step with the World" and "A Corporation Needed by Society" as their corporate policy, Yazaki is committed to being environment-friendly in every aspect of their business. Yazaki has developed and produced a long line of eco-friendly and energy saving products, inventing the world's first solar thermal powered air conditioning system in 1974, and the world's first wood biomass energy air conditioning system in 2008.

The Yazaki Group is headquartered in the Mita-Kokusai Building (三田国際ビル Mita Kokusai Biru) in Mita, in Minato, Tokyo, Japan. The company has its European headquarters in Cologne, Germany and the North American headquarters in Canton, Michigan.


Article Index

DateArticleAuthor/Source
28 April 2002Yazaki Successfully Deploys CAE Wire Harness Production Application Based on Open CASCADEOpen CASCADE
30 January 2012Two Japanese Companies, Four Execs Guilty in Automobile Parts Bid-Rigging and Price-Fixing ConspiraciesFederal Bureau of Investigation
30 January 2012Yazaki Corp., Denso Corp., and Four Yazaki Executives Agree to Plead Guilty to Automobile Parts Price-Fixing and Bid-Rigging ConspiraciesU.S. Department of Justice
6 June 2012Autoliv Inc. and Yazaki Corp. Executive Agree to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Automobile Parts Installed in U.S. CarsU.S. Department of Justice
16 August 2012Yazaki Executive Agrees to Plead Guilty to Price Fixing on Automobile Parts Installed in U.S. CarsU.S. Department of Justice
23 June 2016Yazaki Names DuPont as 2016 Green Supplier of the YearDuPont


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