April 29 2009.

Keihin Corp. has announced that it will close a fuel system plant in Iwate Prefecture by next January and a motorcycle parts factory in Kawasaki by August. Production and employees will be transferred to remaining factories.

The Kawasaki plant's development operations will shift to the company's hub in Tochigi Prefecture.

The consolidation will reduce the company's domestic factories from eight to six and its development facilities from three to two.

Source: Nikkei Daily