History of Toyota (1940-1949)
|New Model Introductions,
Productions, Sales and Exports
Plants and Facilities
|1940||• Toyoda Seiko, Ltd. (currently Aichi Steel Works, Ltd.) is established.
• Toyoda Physical and Chemical Research Institute is established.
|• Production of AE passenger car starts.||'41||• Toyota Machine Works Co., Ltd. is established.|
|• Production of KB truck starts.||'42|
|• Production of AC passenger car and KC truck starts.||'43||• Tokai Hikoki Co., Ltd. (currently Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd.) is established.|
|'45||• Toyota Shatai Kogyo Co., Ltd. (currently Toyota Auto Body Co., Ltd.) is established.|
|'46||• Kanto Electric Auto Manufacturing, Ltd. (currently Kanto Auto Works, Ltd.) is established.|
|• Production of BM truck, SB small truck and SA compact passenger car starts.
• 100,000th Toyota vehicle is produced domestically.
|'48||Nisshin Tsusho Co., Ltd. (currently Toyota Tsusho Corporation) is established.|
|• Production of SD compact passenger car starts.||'49||• Nagoya Rubber Co., Ltd. (currently Toyoda Gosei Co., Ltd.) is established.
• Nippondenso Co., Ltd. (currently DENSO CORPORATION) is established.
§ Entries in blue refer to Toyota overseas operations.