Akrapovič is the market-leading manufacturer of premium exhaust systems for motorcycles and performance cars. It is a pioneer in the innovative use of titanium and super-alloys, and is at the forefront of carbon-fibre components. Akrapovič exhaust systems are renowned for increasing performance, unmistakable sound, innovative design, lightweight construction, quality workmanship, and durability.
Founded in Slovenia 29 years-ago by former motorcycle racer Igor Akrapovič, the brand has grown to international prominence. Through racing, which has led to winning major world championship titles and setting the highest design standards – leading to Akrapovič winning nine Red Dot awards in the last six years – Akrapovič is consistently at the forefront of exhaust technology.
The technical ability and support Akrapovič provides to racing teams to give them the competitive edge follows the same heritage and knowhow that is transferred into road and off-road systems. Increased performance, improved throttle response, more power, and greater durability are all directly related to the research, development, and testing that every Akrapovič exhaust is subjected to in the racing arena, giving it a pedigree that few others can match.
The company operates from state-of-the-art factories in Slovenia, where facilities include an on-site titanium foundry, metallurgical laboratory, and hi-tech production machinery. Akrapovič employs over 1,300 staff and distributes its products in more than 80 countries.
Right in the heart of the Honda RC213V’s engine, at the critical point where air-fuel mixture is ignited to produce power, you will find NGK spark plugs. It’s a precision process requiring components of the highest quality and reliability.
Company Profile NGK SPARK PLUG CO., LTD., headquartered in Nagoya, Japan, is acomprehensive ceramics processing manufacturer. We hold a world leading share of spark plugs and automotive sensors for internal combustion enginesand also offer a broad lineup of semiconductor packages, cutting tools, bio ceramics and industrial ceramics. Our global network of sales and manufacturing organizations with over 15,000 employees offer value creation to the world. We are now contributing to a sustainable society by developing products related to the environment energy, next generation vehicles and the medical field. The company’s belief is to embrace the challenge of new era under the catch-phrase of “manufacturing only one and number one product”.
RK Japan Biography
RK JAPAN supply Honda Racing Corporation with the chains fitted to the RC213V FACTORY machine, delivering over 170kw of power from the engine to the rear wheel. This critical element of the bike’s drive train requires components that are incredibly strong whilst being weight efficient, and also very reliable at the same time maintaining durability. RK JAPAN is an essential link in the performance chain.
Philosophy: “Advanced technologies are always used as the basis for high quality and high performance for our chains. The company opened the Saitama Factory and started operations in 1951. Since then, we have consistently manufactured superior products such as motorcycle chains, kart chains, industrial chains, etc.
With the support of motorcycle enthusiasts and after incorporating over 60 years of achievements and experience, RK JAPAN offers superior technology that meets the demands and desires of today’s motorcycle riders. RK JAPAN has crossed many borders and has expanded throughout the world to become known to motorcycle fans as the very best in drive chain performance.”
Since its founding in 1949 in Tokyo, Japan, Shindengen Electric Manufacturing Company Limited has established power electronics, such as power semiconductors, switching power supplies, and car electronics devices as our primary business.
Over the years, we have developed countless products that utilise original technologies, and have been relentless in our dedication to meeting the expectations and earning the trust of our customers worldwide.
Shindengen offers an expansive product line from diodes, thyristors for surge protection to power ICs, MOSFETs, and Power Modules, as well as car electronics devices for motorcycles to hybrid electric vehicles, EV charging station, and high-efficiency power supplies for telecommunication.
Powered by meeting various needs of our customers and constantly taking on new challenges, we continue to enhance our corporate value as the world’s market leader. Shindengen’s energy source is our highly held mission: “Maximising the energy conversion efficiency for the benefit of humanity and society.” We believe by living up to this mission, power supply devices can change the world into a better place.
ASICS was founded in 1949 by the Japanese pioneer and innovator Kihachiro Onitsuka. Inspired by the proverb ‘Anima Sana In Corpore Sano’ – sound mind, sound body, his vision was to promote the health of young people through sport. A ‘True Sport Performance Brand’, ASICS remains committed to this philosophy today. Through continuous development of new technologies, based upon research from the ASICS Institute of Sports Science, ASICS produces high-quality and high performance footwear, apparel and accessories that support and enhance athletic performance.In addition to the ASICS brand, Onitsuka Tiger and ASICS Tiger have also established as a Japanese sports fashion brands. ASICS group is headquartered in Kobe, Japan with more than 50 offices distributing products to over 150 countries worldwide and continues to step up the pace of growth as it put in motion the ‘ASICS Growth Plan 2020’.