Kayaba Research Center was founded by Shiro Kayaba.
Kayaba Seisakusho was established for manufacturing of hydraulic dampers, catapults, etc. for aircraft.
Kayaba Manufacturing Co., Ltd., was established.
Kayaba Auto Service Co., Ltd. (presently KYB Engineering and Service Co., Ltd.), was established.
Niterra Australia began distribution of KYB suspension components (Excel-G, Premium, Gas-a-just and AGX)
Automobile shock absorber manufacturing and sales company established
Operations started at Developmental Experiment Centre, an exclusive test track for automobile and motorcycle components.
The trade name was changed to KYB Corporation.