Research & Development

R&D in Singapore

Singapore is located in the center of Asia, which is made up of motorcycles and automobiles markets with high potential growth. Amongst its advantages are its wealth of research institutions working in cooperation with academia and industry and the ease it offers in hiring excellent researchers. Centering around the R&D Headquarters established in Singapore, we are promoting the decision, comprehensive management and promotion of global research themes and strategic themes of the Group.

Joint research on motorcycle braking systems

Our researchers are engaged in research on motorcycle braking systems with researchers from the National University of Singapore.

By combining our bench test evaluation techniques and Singapore University’s proprietary leading-edge evaluation and analysis techniques, researchers are working to improve the structure of the braking system.

They are specifically focused on developing a braking system with excellent brake feeling that is rigid, stable and lightweight.

Development of Braking Noise-less Solid Discs

We are working to reduce unpleasant noise when braking on motorcycles. Our R&D members in each base of Singapore, America and Japan worked together to seek a noise generation mechanism, and by repeatedly conducting various types of vibration and noise tests and mode analysis, they succeeded in establishing braking noise-less technology with a new concept design that blocks off and reduces transmission of vibration, and are working on the development of safe and comfortable discs.

Development of Nano Dispersion Technology Applications

The Sunstar Engineering Group is working on the development of products that will lead to safety and comfort in everyday life under the keywords ? Health and Environment.

In 2010 the Group entered into a comprehensive research cooperation partnership with Sunstar Co., Ltd and Okayama University, and we are jointly conducting research and development towards healthy life and medical care achieved by applying micro-bubble and nano-bubble technologies, seeking new functional effects through the unification of engineering systems and materials.

Participation in the Electric Vehicle Advanced Development Project

In order to respond to environmental issues such as global warming and oil resource depletion, the shift to electric cars has been proposed and considered. The Sunstar Engineering Group is participating in the SIM-Drive Corporation’s Advanced viecle Development Project II.

By utilizing our core technologies, mainly chemical materials and metal processing, we are working to develop new technologies for lightweight electric cars for further popularization.