TOKYO (Reuters) - The head of Mitsubishi Cable Industries Ltd has stepped down following the firm’s admission last week that it had manipulated inspection data of rubber sealing products.
The company is one of three Mitsubishi Materials Corp 5711.T units to have disclosed that data had been fabricated, the latest in a spate of falsification and compliance scandals at Japanese manufacturers this year.
Hiroaki Murata has resigned as president, although he will still keep his place on the board, Mitsubishi Cable said. It is one of the few resignations by senior executives announced in the wake of the scandals.
The data fabrication at Mitsubishi Cable took place for two and half years with products potentially sent to hundreds of customers at home and abroad.
Mitsubishi Materials has said that it has not found any safety or legal problems relating to the data falsification.
Other Japanese firms to have hit by compliance scandals include Kobe Steel Ltd 5406.T, Toray Industries Inc 3402.T, Nissan Motor Co Ltd 7201.T and rival automaker Subaru Corp 7270.T.
Reporting by Sam Nussey; Editing by Edwina Gibbs