Japan's Kubota says falsified data for metal components
TOKYO, Sept 12 (Reuters) - Tractor maker Kubota Corp
said on Wednesday it had falsified data for metal
rolling components, joining other Japanese manufacturers which
have admitted in the past year to faulty inspections or data
The products were shipped to 85 steelmakers in Japan and
abroad, the company said, but it added that there had been no
impact on the quality of the components.
Kubota's revenue from metal rolling components, used in
production equipment at steel plants, totalled about 4.4 billion
yen ($39 million) in the year ended in March.
Kobe Steel, Japan's No.3 steelmaker, admitted in
October that workers tampered with product specifications, while
automakers such as Nissan and Subaru have said
they did not comply with final inspection procedures.
($1 = 111.4900 yen)
(Reporting by Makiko Yamazaki and Chang-Ran Kim
Editing by Darren Schuettler)
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