• Reuters


Swedish car safety equipment maker Autoliv could capitalize on the crisis engulfing its rival Takata Corp. by finally extending its global leadership to the one major auto hub it has been unable to dominate — Japan.

Autoliv is the world’s top maker of equipment such as air bags and seat belts, but it has struggled to break the ties between Japanese carmakers and main supplier Takata in a country where the keiretsu corporate culture sees businesses closely bound together in relationships cultivated over decades.

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