History of Toyota (1867-1939)
|New Model Introductions,
Productions, Sales and Exports
Plants and Facilities
|1867||• Sakichi Toyoda is born.|
|'90||• Sakichi Toyoda invents the wooden Toyoda handloom.|
|'94||• Kiichiro Toyoda is born.|
|1924||•Sakichi Toyoda completes the 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 is completed.
• G1 truck is completed.
|'35||• Hinode Motors (currently Aichi Toyota) starts operations.|
|• 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 starts.||'38||• Koromo Plant (currently Honsha Plant) starts operations.
• "Just-in-time" system launches on a full-scale basis.
§ Entries in blue refer to Toyota overseas operations.