Koito, a leading company for lighting equipment for transportation vehicles and various crafts, manufactures automotive headlamps and other products building on its cutting-edge technologies and production systems.
Lighting for your safety
Koito Manufacturing Co., Ltd. celebrated its 100th anniversary in 2015. As a pioneering manufacturer of automotive lighting equipment, we have always led the industry and created the most advanced technological innovations. In 2007, we were the first in the world to start mass-producing LED headlamps. In 2012, we successfully developed adaptive driving beams (ADB), the first in Japan to do so, that enable the driver to keep driving with the high beams on without dazzling oncoming or preceding vehicles; this is achieved by identifying vehicles ahead with an onboard camera and automatically masking them out from the headlamp illumination.
Further, in 2014, Koito succeeded in the world's first mass production of a single-LED, bi-functional projector that switches the headlamp's high beam and low beam with only one LED. In the years ahead, we will keep innovating safe and smart lighting devices for motorized society, led by our motto Lighting for Your Safety.
A World Leader Supplying the Globe
In the automotive lighting business, which is the core of our global expansion, Koito has established a development system with five R&D bases worldwide (Japan, North America, Europe, China, and Asia) led by a tech center in Japan as well as production bases in Japan and 11 other countries. These enable us to deliver products around the world as a global supplier.
Further, we have opened a laboratory in Silicon Valley in the U.S. as a center for gathering information on automated driving and the latest data processing technologies. In the years to come, we will continue expanding and strengthening our global network, including starting production in Brazil (2018) and Malaysia (2019), to deliver the most advanced lighting technology to customers around the world.
An Integrated Developer and Manufacturer of Automotive Lighting Systems
As a total supplier of automotive lighting equipment, Koito integrates all production processes of light sources and light distribution control parts, from the development phase to mass production, so we can achieve optimal lighting. We have established a system for developing and producing all components of a lamp, each in the best location in the world. Our R&D ranges from gathering technological trends to design and development, and production ranges from bulbs to light sources to ECUs that control the light distribution.
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