KYB appoints new General Manager

Shock absorber manufacturer KYB has promoted Andrew Marpole to the position of General Manager for the UK branch, with effect from 1st June 2012.

Andrew Marpole, the new General Manager of KYB UK

Andrew joined KYB as a Business Manager, followed by promotion to the positions of Senior Business Manager and latterly Sales Manager. His work experience and achievements in these job roles provide him with the ideal background for his new challenge as General Manager of the UK branch.

Mike Howarth, Vice President of KYB Europe said: “I am delighted that Andy is going to step up to lead the excellent KYB UK team into the next phase of its development.”

KYB supplies shock absorbers to numerous original equipment vehicle manufacturers (OEMs) around the world, including Audi-VW Group, Ford, Mitsubishi, PSA Peugeot Citroёn, Renault and Toyota. A quarter of all new cars leaving production lines worldwide are fitted with KYB shocks as original equipment making KYB the world’s largest supplier of OE shock absorbers to vehicle manufacturers. KYB UK also supplies a comprehensive range of coil springs and suspension mounting kits.

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