The Story of Sakichi Toyoda
Sakichi Toyoda, the founder of Toyota Industries Corporation, possessed a strong ambition to contribute to society from his days as a youth. He had devoted his 63-year-long life to invention.
Toyota Industries Corporation was established in 1926 by founder Sakichi Toyoda to manufacture and market the automatic loom which he had invented and perfected. Since that time Toyota Industries has promoted diversification and expanded the scope of its business domains to include textile machinery, automobiles (vehicles, engines, car air-conditioning compressors and car electronics) and materials handling equipment.
With production bases in North America, Europe, and Asia, as well as a worldwide sales network, centered around our Materials Handling Equipment and Textile Machinery businesses, the operations of the Toyota Industries Group span the globe.