NKN from the land of the rising sun – Japan, is the world’s largest C. V. Joint (Constant Velocity Joint) OEM supplier to major Japanese, Korean & European vehicle manufacturers. Here in Bahrain they are officially represented by Auto1, in addition to more than 80 countries in Asia, Africa & Central Europe.
According to Mr. Y Venkat, Vice President of Auto1-Parts:
“The ‘Joint Success Tour’ is an Auto1-NKN joint initiative aimed at enlightening & equipping, our core customer base of distinguished and established dealers & their partners, in increasing their business. Particularly in equipping them to handle consumer queries, through enhancing their knowledge of the ISO certified precision engineering processes deployed by NKN, in producing world class C. V. Joints that last for a life time with simple maintenance.”
One would need to understand the use of a C. V. Joint in a vehicle to appreciate the crucial function it plays in ensuring a smooth drive. In simple terms, this is the joint that powers the wheel to accelerate & decelerate while turning or going straight. This joint connects the wheel & the shaft that comes from the engine.
“The technological & research efforts undertaken by NKN, to promptly react to continuous demands and changes of the automotive market, offers customers a very wide range of applications,” stated Mr. Tadao Nakatsuji, Executive Director-Production Department and owner of NKN. The NKN range includes Full Shaft Axle, Half Shaft Axle, In-Board & Out-Board Joints and Boot Kit; along with industrial joints.
“Some of the key features of NKN Joints are the usage of only high grade Chromium Molybdenum steel for strength, top quality rubber boots, unique carburization & quenching process for durability, coating all joints with Molybdenum & special chemicals for corrosion protection, etc., through completely mechanized production. This helps us in supplying specific customers’ requirements at competitive prices with unparalleled quality and quick delivery times,” added Mr. Haruhiko Hirai, Executive Director-Overseas Department, during the presentation.
The above was amply demonstrated by “Hit Test”, where in a person from the audience was asked to come forward and hit two NKN-C. V. Joints against each other to see that not even a single dent would appear, where as a counterfeit joint was taken and hit against each other to immediately see the dent appearing on the joints. So convincing was the demo that the surprise ‘Happy Hour’ Scheme announced was an instant success among the dealers & their partners.
In addition to the presentations and question answer sessions by both Auto1 and NKN teams, the evening comprised of honoring the visiting NKN team by presenting them with country souvenirs by Mr. Abbas Baksh the local partner for Auto1. Also during the event, 3 of the top performing distributors were awarded along with the presentation of recognition awards to 2 other distributors by the NKN team. Plus there was a raffle draw for all the invitees that were an enlightening moment that was followed by diner.
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