Japanese

History

1980 - 1989
  1980
JA air jet loom production starts. JA air jet loom production starts.
  1981
10P compressor production starts. 10P compressor production starts.
Hekinan Plant starts operations, producing automobile diesel engines. Hekinan Plant starts operations, producing automobile diesel engines.
1982
Production starts on C-type diesel engines for small passenger cars. Production starts on C-type diesel engines for small passenger cars.
Engine Division separates from Vehicle Division.
Lift truck production reaches 500,000 units.
1985
10PA17 compressor production starts. 10PA17 compressor production starts.
Obu Plant changed its name to Foundry Division.
Company awarded the Deming Application Prize for quality control implementation. Company awarded the Deming Application Prize for quality control implementation.
1986
Automatic guided vehicle system introduced.
Production of 1Z type 3-liter direct injection diesel engine for industrial vehicles starts. Production of 1Z type 3-liter direct injection diesel engine for industrial vehicles starts.
Electronics Sub-Division set up.
1987
Sprinter Cielo (exported as the Corolla Back) production starts. Sprinter Cielo (exported as the Corolla Lift Back) production starts.
C-type diesel engine production reaches 1 million units. C-type diesel engine production reaches 1 million units.
Toyota Industrial Equipment Manufacturing, Inc. (TIEM) established in Columbus, Indiana, USA, as a joint venture with Toyota Motor Corporation.
1988
Sprinter sedan production starts.
RX100 ring spinning frame production starts. RX100 ring spinning frame production starts.
AFBR series automatic guided lift
truck introduced.
Michigan Automotive Compressor, Inc. (MACI) established in Jackson, Michigan, USA, as a joint venture with Nippondenso Co., Ltd. (now DENSO Corporation). Michigan Automotive Compressor, Inc. (MACI) established in Jackson, Michigan, USA, as a joint venture with Nippondenso Co., Ltd. (now DENSO Corporation).
1989
B300 electric lift truck controller equipped with SIT static induction transistor. B300 electric forklift truck controller equipped with SIT static induction transistor.
HZ-type diesel engine production starts. HZ-type diesel engine production starts.

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