New Model Introductions,
Production, Sales, and Exports
Business Development,
Plants, and Facilities
1867 · Sakichi Toyoda is born.
’90 · Sakichi Toyoda invents the wooden Toyoda handloom.
’94 · Kiichiro Toyoda is born.
· Sakichi Toyoda completes the non-stop shuttle change type Toyoda automatic loom (Type G).
Non-stop shuttle
change type
Toyoda automatic
loom (Type G)
’29 · Kiichiro Toyoda travels to Europe and the United States to investigate automobiles.
· The British company Platt Brothers gains the automatic loom patent rights.
1930 · Kiichiro Toyoda starts research into gasoline-powered engines.
’33 · Automobile Department is established in Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd.
A1 prototype passenger car
G1 truck
· A1 prototype passenger car is completed.
· G1 truck is completed.
’35 · Hinode Motors (currently Aichi Toyota) starts operations.
Toyoda Model
AA Sedan

First export of
a Toyota car
(G1 truck)
· Toyoda Model AA Sedan, AB phaeton and GA truck are announced.
· First export of a Toyota car (G1 truck).
’36 · Toyota’s logo is established.
’37 · Toyota Motor Co., Ltd. is established.
· Production of GB truck started. ’38 · Koromo Plant (currently Honsha Plant) starts operations.
· “Just-in-time” system launches on a full-scale basis.
Production line at Koromo Plant
§ Entries in blue refer to Toyota overseas operations.
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