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.
Car Air-Conditioning Compressors
Car air conditioners use the heat from evaporation of refrigerants to cool the inside of cars. The heart of a car air conditioner is the compressor. Toyota Industries has led the world with its development of innovative new products ahead of other companies and the proprietary technological skills that make those products possible. Our products, such as variable displacement compressors that automatically control cooling based on the temperature inside and outside the vehicle, as well as engine status and 10-cylinder swash plate fixed capacity compressors with their small size and light weight, have been widely adopted by car manufacturers, both in Japan and around the world, giving us a large share of the global market. As part of our long-standing commitment to environmental preservation, we are developing compressors that contribute to fuel efficiency.