Japanese data scandal deepens as Toray becomes latest to admit cheating

By Tom Davis Tokyo, Japan — December 4, 2017 — Toray Industries has become the latest company to be embroiled in the Japanese fake data scandal. Toray Hybrid Cor, a subsidiary of the company, admitted it had overwritten data that was provided in inspection reports to customers. The car-parts manufacturer said it had investigated approximately […]

Mitsubishi Materials admits to falsified product data

Mitsubishi Materials

By Tom Davis Tokyo, Japan — November 24, 2017 — A division of the Mitsubishi Group has become the latest Japanese company to admit to falsifying product data, after it called a press conference in the wake of the Kobe Steel scandal. Mitsubishi Materials said three of its subsidiaries – Mitsubishi Cable Industries, Mitsubishi Shindoh […]

Survey: Are you worried about the future impact of Kobe Steel’s data scandal?

Kobe Steel

By CRM Staff Toronto, Ontario — November 14, 2017 — The recent and well-publicized faked data scandal involving Kobe Steel has impacted 525 companies across the automotive, aerospace, transport and nuclear industries, but will it affect collision repairers? The company blamed a focus on profits and a rigid organizational structure after it found thousands of […]

Kobe Steel blames management for faked data scandal

Kobe Steel

By Tom Davis Tokyo, Japan — November 13, 2017 — Kobe Steel has blamed a focus on profits and a rigid organizational structure as the reason behind its quality control scandal. A 27-page document released by the company – the result of an internal investigation – said inadequate quality control processes, as well as a […]

Kobe Steel: Aluminum plates ‘meet standards,’ claims Toyota

Kobe Steel

By Tom Davis Toyota City, Japan — October 24, 2017 — Toyota has confirmed in a statement that aluminum plates supplied by Kobe Steel with falsified quality data have satisfied safety and durability standards. Toyota Motor Corporation, which is one of the world’s largest automotive manufacturers, released an update regarding its investigation into the impact […]

US Justice Department requests info on Kobe Steel falsified data

Kobe Steel

By Tom Davis Tokyo, Japan — October 18, 2017 — The United States Department of Justice has demanded that Kobe Steel provide documentation in regards to its faked product data scandal. The news comes after the company, which is based in Japan, released a statement last week reporting that its aluminum and copper business had […]

Kobe Steel falsified data for metals supplied to OEMs

Kobe Steel Chairman

By Tom Davis Tokyo, Japan — October 12, 2017 — Kobe Steel has announced that its aluminum and copper business has supplied thousands of tons of materials to OEMs that did not meet the required specifications. The company, which is based in Japan, said that data in inspection certificates had been “improperly rewritten” for 19,300 […]