JTEKT India (formerly known as Sona Koyo Steering Systems) has appointed Akihiko Kawano as its Managing Director with effect from 1st July. He joins JTEKT India after heading JTEKT’s Nara operations in Japan. Prior to this, he has served as President for JTEKT Group company in Malaysia, and as President for JTEKT in the Czech Republic. The appointment of Kawano has been approved by the company's board, the company said in a statement.
A part of Japan's JTEKT Corporation, JTEKT India manufactures and sells various auto components, including steering systems, bearings, machine tools, and electronic control devices.
On his appointment Kawano said he is excited to join the JTEKT India team, and is keen to build on its growth potential. JTEKT India is extremely focused and ambitious about its future roadmap, he added.