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.
Company receives 1990 PM Excellent Plant Award.
FZ-type gasoline engine production starts.
B300 electric lift truck controller equipped with SIT static induction transistor.
Sprinter Carib (automobile, exported as the Corolla Wagon) production starts.
Engine production reaches 5 million units.
Good Corporate Behavior Committee established.
Production of semiconductors for automobiles starts with production of IC for vehicle control and static induction for blower motor controllers.
Environmental Committee set up.
JAT600 air jet loom production starts.
Automated storage and retrieval systems (pallet type) production starts.
Automated storage and retrieval systems (plastic container type) production starts.
The first Environmental Action Plan launched.
FL100 roving frame production starts.
RX200 ring spinning frame production starts
Toyota Industry (Kunshan) Co., Ltd. (TIK) established in China as a joint venture with Toyota Tsusho Corporation and Lioho Machine Works, Ltd.
X500 (6FG/D outside Japan) series of internal combustion counterbalanced lift trucks introduced.
R500 (6FBR outside Japan) reach trucks introduced.
Toyota Industrial Equipment, S.A. (TIESA)(now Toyota Material Handling Manufacturing France SAS) established in France as a joint venture with Toyota Motor Corporation and Manitou B.F.
Lift truck production reaches 1 million units.
Kirloskar Toyota Textile Machinery Pvt. Ltd. (KTTM) established in India as a joint venture with the Kirloskar Group.
Production of world's first 7 cylinder swash plate type variable displacement compressor (7SB) starts.
Production of DC-AC inverter for vehicles (100W) starts.
B500 (6FB outside Japan) electric counterbalanced lift trucks introduced.
JAT610 air jet loom production starts.
RX240 ring spinning frame production starts.
Compressor production reaches 100 million units.
Production of external control variable displacement compressor with direct pulley (6SE) starts.
Production of 10 cylinder swash plate type compressor (10S series) starts.
TD Deutsche Klimakompressor GmbH (TDDK) established in Germany as a joint venture with DENSO Corporation to produce car air-conditioning compressors.
GENEO (7FG/D outside Japan) internal combustion counterbalanced lift trucks introduced.
Company takes over water jet loom business from Nissan Texsys Co., Ltd.
Vitz (Yaris outside Japan) production starts.
Stationary Rack introduced.
GENEO-B (7FB outside Japan) electric counterbalanced lift trucks introduced.