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.
Plant devoted to lift trucks completed at Kyowa Plant.
Toyota Central Research & Development Laboratories, Inc. established with capital from 10 Toyota Group companies.
Shovel loader production starts.
Three cylinder crank shaft type compressor production starts.
J-type diesel engine production starts.
Friction welding machine production starts.
Dump truck production starts.
Recognized by Ministry of International Trade and Industry as first company contributing to export.
Six-cylinder swash plate type compressor production starts.
Toyota Automated Continuous Spinning System unveiled.
“The 100th Anniversary of the late Mr. Sakichi's birth” held at the Nagoya City Science Museum.
Industrial vehicle monthly output reaches 1,000 units.
Nagakusa Plant starts operations. Publica (pickup truck) production starts.
Electric counterbalanced lift truck production starts.
Mini Ace (automobile) production starts.
H-type diesel engine production starts.
Open-end spinning machine production starts.