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 founded in 1926 by the renowned Japanese inventor Sakichi Toyoda. The spirit of founder Sakichi Toyoda has been encapsulated in the Toyoda Precepts, which serve as Toyota Industries’ corporate creed. Our Basic Philosophy carries on that spirit and is stipulated as basic management policies. Based on this Basic Philosophy, we constantly strive for the sustainable growth of our businesses by contributing to the realization of a comfortable society and enriched lifestyles. While fulfilling our social responsibilities through business activities, we are making proactive efforts to serve as a good corporate citizen in non-business areas as well.