EXEDY Corporation, established as the Daikin Manufacturing Company in 1950, markets OEM/race clutches, flywheels, torque converters, dual mass conversion kits and automatic transmission plates, across the world. EXEDY also produces motorcycle clutches and auto parts for construction and agricultural machinery. The company has its original basis in Japan but has expanded its production facilities to about 23 countries over its 60 years of service. EXEDY Globalparts Corporation is a subsidiary of the company, headquartered in Michigan, United States. EXEDY's excellent service and achievements in the auto parts market have fetched much recognition to it. The brand won the Global Innovation Award from Nissan Motor Company Limited in 2011. It has also received the Supplier Award from the companies, Daimler and JATCO. EXEDY's outstanding commitment towards quality has been recognized by Daihatsu Motor Company Limited. EXEDY has been presented with the Excellence in Quality Award and Special Award for Excellence in Continuous Quality for 13 years in a row by Daihatsu.
EXEDY parts are marketed under the brand names: EXEDY, Daikin and Dynax. The firm's OEM and racing clutches are offered for brands such as Nissan, Ford, Suzuki, Mazda, Toyota and General Motors. The sport clutch kits are made of organic or cerametallic materials that offer better performance. All clutches from EXEDY are thoroughly tested in different driving conditions and undergo a robotic and visual inspection. These intense testing procedures make EXEDY deliver flawless and quality clutches.
The brand produces 2 mass flywheels, diaphragm spring (DSP) type multi-plate clutches and hyper-single VF clutches for vehicles with manual transmission. For passenger cars with manual transmission, the brand manufactures clutch covers of DST, small pull, and peak-cut types. EXEDY offers forward and reverse clutch packs for automobiles with continuously-variable transmission. The company supplies power shift transmissions, retarders and damper discs for construction applications. Power shift transmissions are also manufactured for industrial vehicles.
The clutch mechanism in an automobile is integral to controlling the manual transmission. The clutch is used to control the flow of power from the engine to the transmission. It is responsible for switching between the various gears when the clutch pedal is pressed. The clutch housing includes the flywheel which is the integral gear of the clutch mechanism. The flywheel is a heavy metal disc that helps in starting the engine and dampens the vibrations caused in it. It also reduces the wear on other drivetrain components. Torque converters in automatic transmissions are employed for the same purpose as clutches in manual transmissions.