Univance Corp. engages in the manufacture and sale of transportation machinery and equipment. It operates through the following business divisions: Manual Transmissions Business, 4-Wheel Drive Units Business, Automotive Parts Business, and Industrial & Agricultural Transmission Business. The Manual Transmissions Business division provides lightweight, compact, high-torque manual transmissions for SUVs, commercial cars, medium-sized trucks and other vehicles. The 4-Wheel Drive Units Business division provides torque management systems such as AXC couplings for 4WD that accommodate passenger cars ranging in size from mini to compact, as well as differential carriers for ATVs with LSD mechanisms for ATVs (All Terrain Vehicles) and lock mechanisms. The Automotive Parts Business division provides automatic transmission (AT and CVT) parts, primarily for automobiles, over-running clutches, differentials, axles, engine parts and other high-precision parts. The Industrial & Agricultural Transmission Business division provides transmission units, reduction gears and other products for industrial vehicles such as forklift trucks and concrete mixers, as well as for large tractors, combines and other agricultural vehicles. The company was founded by Ichiro Suzuki in March 1937 and is headquartered in Kosai, Japan.