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' car electronics business is engaged in the development and manufacture of automobile-related electronic components and devices such as DC-DC Converters for electrified vehicles and DC-AC Inverters that allow the use of household appliances within the vehicle. We are maximizing our power electronics development capabilities cultivated through the electric powertrain system development experience of the material handling equipment.
In 2015, Toyota Industries developed a Rear Inverter that supplies power to the rear motor, which drives the rear wheels of 4-wheel drive (4WD) electrified vehicles. The new TOYOTA Prius offers a 4WD model for the first time in the series and our Rear Inverter is installed.
Also, as part of our efforts towards achieving a low-carbon society we have been developing products for electric vehicles and plug-in hybrid vehicles, which can be charged using a household power supply, in addition to promoting charging systems for the infrastructure.