Japanese

History

1970 - 1979
Takahama Plant starts operations, producing industrial vehicles. Takahama Plant starts operations, producing industrial vehicles.
1970
Model FBR10/15 1-electric reach truck (stand-up ride) introduced. Model FBR10/15 1-ton electric reach truck (stand-up ride) introduced.
Divisional organization system introduced (head office, Textile Machinery, Industrial Vehicle, Vehicle and Obu Plant).
Toyoda-Sulzer Manufacturing Ltd. established as a joint venture with Sulzer Brothers, Ltd. of Switzerland to manufacture projectile looms. Toyoda-Sulzer Manufacturing Ltd. established as a joint venture with Sulzer Brothers, Ltd. of Switzerland to manufacture projectile looms.
Industrial vehicle production reaches 100,000 units. Industrial vehicle production reaches 100,000 units.
1971
Corolla (van) production starts. Corolla (van) production starts.
  1972
Lift trucks with built-in headguard production starts. Forklift truck with built-in headguard production starts.
Industrial vehicle monthly output reaches 3,000 units. 1973  
Car air-conditioning compressor production reaches 1 million units. 1974  
Compressor Department set up. 1975  
Nagakusa Plant monthly output reaches 10,000 units. 1976  
Compressor Division separates from Textile Machinery Business Division. 1977
Swash plate compressor technology licensed to Chrysler and Ford.
JOBSUN skid steer loader introduced.
  1978
Starlet (automobile) production starts. Starlet (automobile) production starts.
FBE model Narrow Ace, three-wheeled electric counterbalanced lift truck introduced, a first among domestic manufacturers.

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