GREENWOOD, Ind. — It has been a cold past few months for KYB Americas Corp.
The global hydraulics manufacturer producer supplied specially designed shock absorbers for a team of drivers who tackled an arctic challenge, a 12,500-mile journey that included driving off-road over the frozen Atlantic Ocean.
The team, led by Toyota ambassador Bogdan Bulychev, became the first to reach the remote New Siberian Islands by automobile, surviving conditions that reached -80ºF. The team started in January and finished in May, covering such remote places in Russia as Yakuta, Kolyma, Magadan, Kamchatka and Chukotka.