Aisin Group's growth and development is backed by its innovative products.

Aisin Group has relentlessly pursued the development of new value-added products and has maintained business success.

1940 
1943

Tokai Koku Kogyo Co., Ltd. was established. (Subsequently, the company was renamed Tokai Hikoki Co., Ltd.)

Manufacture of aircraft engines.

1945

Toshin Kokuki Co., Ltd. was established.

1945

Tokai Koku Kogyo Co., Ltd. was renamed Aichi Kogyo Co., Ltd.

1945

Toshin Kokuki Co., Ltd. was renamed Shinkawa Sangyo Co., Ltd.

1946

Home-use sewing machines

Home-use sewing machines
1947

Clutch disc

1950 
1953

Shinkawa Sangyo Co., Ltd. was renamed Shinkawa Kogyo Co., Ltd.

Shinkawa Kogyo Co., Ltd.
1953

Oil pump

1954

Door latch

1955

Bumper jack

1960
1965

Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. was established.

Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. was established.

Aichi Kogyo Co., Ltd. and its sister company, Shinkawa Kogyo Co., Ltd. were merged to become Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. following their decision to “sink their differences to achieve common goals” and to strengthen Aisin Seiki's corporate structure and international competitiveness.

1961

2-speed semi-automatic transmission

2-speed semi-automatic transmission
1963

Piston

1964

Intake manifold

1966

Toyota bed

Toyota bed
1967

Wet friction material

1970
1970

Fujioka Proving Ground was constructed.

Aisin Seiki was the first automotive components manufacturer to construct a comprehensive quality testing facility with a dedicated driving test course.

1970

Aisin's first overseas subsidiary was established.

Aisin's first overseas subsidiary was established.

Aisin expanded overseas including the establishment of Aisin USA in Los Angeles in anticipation of the growing export of automotive components and its successful transformation into a global company.

1972

Aisin won the Deming Prize.

1977

Aisin Vocational School was established.

Aisin established its vocational school to pass down the spirit and technical skills of monozukuri manufacturing to the younger generation and to develop and train them to become key production staff.

1972

Automatic pole-and-line fishing machine for bonito and tuna

1976

Shower-toilet seat

Shower-toilet seat
1977

Sunroof

Sunroof

1980

1980
 1982

Aisin was the first Japanese company to win four prizes in the TQC and TPM categories.

Aisin was the first Japanese company to win four prizes in the TQC and TPM categories.

Following the receipt of the PM Special Prize, Aisin became the first Japanese company to win four prizes, namely the Deming Prize, the Japan Quality Control Prize, the Plant Maintenance (PM) Prize, and the PM Special Prize.

1986

IMRA was established.

IMRA was established.

Aisin established its first overseas research company in France to develop its state-of-the-art technologies on a global basis.

1983

Stirling engine

Stirling engine
1985

Power tilt & telescopic steering column with computer

1987

Gas engine driven heat-pump air conditioner

Gas engine driven heat-pump air conditioner

1990

1990
1997

Aisin obtained ISO9001 certification.

Aisin's head office and its six technical development divisions and three overseas companies became ISO9001 certified.

1998

Aisin obtained ISO14001 certification.

Anjo Plant was the first in the Aisin Group to obtain ISO14001 certification in the bedding industry.

1992

Voice navigation system

Voice navigation system(世界初)
1998

Femtosecond fiber lasers for metrology and micro machining

Femtosecond fiber lasers for metrology and micro machining
1999

Parking assist systems

2000
2007

The AISIN WAY was developed.

The AISIN WAY was developed.

Aisin's guideline, The AISIN WAY, was developed and issued. It describes the way Aisin expects its employees to work and think and the value and code of conduct Aisin expects them to share and adhere to.

2001

Power sliding door system

2006

Electric-assisted parking brake

2006

RWD 8-speed automatic transmission

2009

Electric water pump for engine cooling

Electric water pump for engine cooling

2010

2014

MT, brake, seat, and body product business domains were restructured.

Aisin carried out business restructuring within Toyota Group with the aim of strengthening its competitiveness through the consolidation of business functions and the optimal allocation of resources.

2015

Aisin Seiki celebrated Aisin Group's 50th anniversary.

Aisin Seiki celebrated Aisin Group's 50th anniversary.

To mark its 50th anniversary, Aisin Group introduced the new Group logo and the new Group song as well as refurbished its exhibition hall, Com-Center.

2017

Virtual Company (VC) System was introduced.

Aisin introduced Virtual Company (VC) System as a new group collaboration system that combines each group company's expertise and demonstrates comprehensive strengths along an axis of operations that transcends corporate boundaries.

2012

Fuel cell cogeneration system for residential use

2017

RWD 10-speed automatic transmission