Founded in 1984, the company was formed under the name Gleason Power Systems.
This was a small division of the Rochester, NY based Gleason Corporation.
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Gleason Power Systems was
acquired in 1989 by Diesel Kiki, who then changed their name to Zexel.
Torsen was adopted in the name to better distinguish what our division does
compared to the rest of Zexel Corporation.
Zexel Torsen, Inc.
was a part of the worldwide Zexel Torsen business which
was majority-held since 1999 by
the Robert Bosch Corporation.
Torsen designs and manufactures the
Toyoda Machine Works
Ltd., in 2003, purchased the worldwide Torsen division from Robert Bosch / Zexel
Corporation. Zexel Torsen, Inc. was then renamed Toyoda-Koki Automotive
Torsen North America Inc. to reflect this change. The company name
change became effective on September 1, 2003.
Koyo Bearing Corporation
merged with Toyoda Machine Works and formed JTEKT. This new company has its focus on four major product lines of which Torsen is part of their
Automotive Driveline business. Our Rochester, NY division has been renamed JTEKT Torsen North America,
Inc. which is responsible for sales of Torsen differentials in North America.
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