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.
The total number of automobiles produced reaches 8 million units.
Vitz (Yaris outside Japan) undergoes full model change.
P.T. TD Automotive Compressor Indonesia established in Indonesia to produce car air-conditioning compressors.
Toyota Industrial Equipment Vietnam Co., LTD. established in Vietnam to produce lift truck parts and small warehouse equipment.
Company acquires Uster Technologies AG, which produces and sells yarn quality measurement and cotton classing instruments.
Yantai Shougang TD Automotive Compressor Co., Ltd. established in China to produce car air-conditioning compressors.
KS gas engine production starts.
Company acquires Cascade Corporation of the U.S.A., which produces and sells attachments for industrial equipment.
Toyota Material Handling Mercosur Indústria e Comércio de Equipamentos Ltda in Brazil starts production of lift trucks.
Production starts on FS gas/gasoline engines.
Production starts on industrial-use KD diesel engines.
Production starts on JAT810 air jet looms.
The total number of car air-conditioning compressors produced reaches 400 million units.
Company establishes Toyota Industries Global Commercial Finance, Inc., a global sales finance management company headquartered in the U.S., and Toyota Industries Commercial Finance, Inc., U.S. sales finance subsidiary of Toyota Industries Global Commercial Finance, in order to strengthen Toyota Industries' industrial vehicle operations.
Production starts on ZS diesel engines.
New GENEO (Tonero in Europe, and 8 Series in other regions) internal combustion counterbalanced lift truck (3.5 to 8 ton) introduced.
Company acquires the lift truck operations of Tailift Co., Ltd. and establishes LT Material Handling Pte. Ltd.
Toyota Industries Engine India Pvt. Ltd. established in India to produce diesel engines.
Company has achieved the No.1 market share in the Japanese lift truck market for 50 years in a row.
Production starts on GD diesel engines.
Production starts on GENEO Ecore (8FBE outside Japan) compact electric lift trucks.
The sixth Environmental Action Plan launched.
The total number of automobiles produced reaches 10 million units.
Sales begin for fuel-cell lift trucks.
Sales begin for gene B (8FB outside Japan) electric Counterbalanced lift trucks (1 to 3.5 ton).
Company acquires Bastian Solutions LLC of the U.S.A, and Vanderlande Industries Holding B.V.of the Netherlands to bolster global material handling solutions.
Compressor production reaches 500 million units.