So it appears that the parent company "JP" is JDM with a significant history. However the USDM branch "Vizage" is a more recent add on. So the company has roots in Japan, but current design and production is taking place state side.JPUSA said:WHO IS JP??
JP (Japan Products) Corporation is one of the oldest and largest aerodynamics body kit manufactures in Japan.
Since 1970, JP Corporation worked with various OEM (Original Equipment Manufacture) companies in designing and manufacturing the aero kits using the latest technology, “Super Polyurethane” (SPU) material. JP Corporation in Japan have been known for an affordability and ultra high quality material that’s proven by many major auto manufactures in last 35 years. That makes us the leader and #1 in Japanese Aero industry.
WHO IS VIZAGE??
JP USA was officially found in 2004 to meet the high demands of super polyurethane kits from car enthusiasts around the world. Our brand name “VIZAGE” was used to identify our ultra high quality SPU (super polyurethane) from “other” polyurethane kits that’s made in overseas. It is very clear that our SPU (super polyurethane) is far more highly developed when comparing to "other" polyurethane material out in today’s market.
JP USA fully stocks products in 8,000sq/ft warehouse located in Ontario, California. In-house engineers and designers are constantly coming up with new unique ideas for underdevelopment vehicles.
Don't be fooled by "fakes". Get the original. Own the JP body kit for your ride and see it with your own eyes! We guarantee you’ll be satisfied with the unique design, quality, and its affordability.
Here at the main design center of JP, our designers and modelers are working hard to bring the newest and hottest products to the market. Our design team is known for creating very unique concepts and ideas that no others ever thought of. Our main goal here is to bring the newest and most creative design to the world of aftermarket aero industry.
In the modeling stage, our modelers make the actual “shape” of the approved design sent from our design center. We won’t have any products without skilled modelers since they are the ones who bring the design into life by creating an exact model.
Molding is the first step in the actual production stage. Once the model is approved, our technicians at the main workshop make the molding of each products. This procedure is done very carefully so that each and every piece we produce has an exact same shape, strength, and most importantly, quality.
Our very first polyurethane prototype went through the toughest tests to see if they’ll really withstand the impact and the abuse that could occur in evryday life. Unique polyurethane raw material we use has such characteristics as ultra high memory and impact resistant. To test the product strength, we stored our prototype products in flattened, twisted, and bent shaped for months. Sometimes, drive them over with forlkifts, cars, and trucks to see if they’ll crack. Flattened, twisted, and bent products will re-shape its self back under direct sunlight or by use of the heat lamps.
Once the products come out from our factory, our main distribution center prepares for shipping to various places. Our custom built shipping boxes tested for durability, making sure that our customers will receive the un-damaged products.
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So it appears that the parent company "JP" is JDM with a significant history. However the USDM branch "Vizage" is a more recent add on. So the company has roots in Japan, but current design and production is taking place state side.
And while I am all for using genuine original products, I always have to laugh when xB owners bring this up. Not because I think there is something wrong with using those JDM, hard to get, expensive parts. But because in the end, the xB it's self is a knock off! The car was developed by Toyota to mimic the beloved Astro/Safari built by GM. It wasn't an exact copy, but the majority of its design elements were taken directly from the extremely popular GM minivans.
Yes I know JP USA I worked with the older brother of the owner of it. I have spoken to him on many occasions. I know that we can ALL agree that $1500 for a kit made in China is Ridiculous. And bodykits are bodykits. If you have a good shop working on your car they will make the Ebay one fit really nice. That's my .02.Just to clear some thing else up....JP USA is really only two people. I have talked to both of them about my kit. I did not select my kit it came on the car. I never would have spent $1500 for a kit. Hell I would not even spen $500 on the Sniper kit. I just think companies out there need to come up with there own ideas or at least change them a little. I know this kit could use a little improvement on how the front bumper attaches. Also if JP is going to call it a Visage kit, it should not be fiberglass.
RTON20s no worries about taking the thread off topic, it is usually expected on scion boards.