KYB Americas Corporation is the new name for KYB in North America when it integrates manufacturing, sales, and distribution under a new corporate structure October 1. KYB America LLC is the current name of the aftermarket sales, warehouse, and distribution company operating in Addison and Carol Stream, Illinois and Mira Loma, California. KYB America LLC will integrate with KYB Manufacturing North America, Inc. to create KYB Americas Corporation. This new entity will continue to operate KYB’s companies in Mexico and Panama, providing improved regional strategy development for the Americas region. “The execution of this merger will establish a larger scale company to fund improved business practices, increase regional decision-making capacity and achieve greater synergies between our OEM and aftermarket businesses,” said KYB vice president Mike Fiorito. “It will also create a stronger company and allow our world class facilities to firmly pursue a growth plan that will allow KYB Americas Corporation to continue as the best damper manufacturer and distributor in the Americas region.” The new combined organization will be headquartered in Franklin, Ind. and will serve as KYB’s main regional coordination point for the remaining KYB businesses in the Americas region for OE and aftermarket.