Highlight 2012

CSR Activity Highlight

Customer evaluation of Topy' s performance[Topy Industries, Ltd.]

Development and commercial production of wheels with an innovative structure

BF™ wheel

We have succeeded in developing a wheel, "BF™ wheel" (Bead-Fitting wheel), with an innovative structure by examining wheel design from a different angle. The new design allows the welding joint between the disc and rim to be moved closer toward the outer board of the rim flange where the rim slants toward the outer board flange, resulting in a shorter disc flange (a new wheel structure design – applied international patent related to automated mass production technology).

Cost reduction achieved by the new design

We have received an award from Hino Motors, Ltd. and Isuzu Motors Ltd., appreciating cost reduction achieved by developing "New Product BF™ Wheel".