Brief History

July 1898 Established AICHI TOKEI MFG CO., LTD. as a clock maker in Nagoya.
February 1943 Separated the aircraft manufacturing division of AICHI TOKEI MFG CO., LTD. and incorporated it into "Aichi Kokuki Co., Ltd."
April 1947 Started the production of three-wheeled vehicle "GIANT" and various engines.
May 1949 Newly established "Aichi Kigyo Co., Ltd." under the Company Resuscitation Law.
December 1952 Renamed to "AICHI MACHINE INDUSTRY CO., LTD."
November 1959 Started the Production of light-duty four-wheeler "CONY 360."
November 1962 Concluded a technical tie-up with Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
March 1965 Concluded a business tie-up with Nissan Motor Co., Ltd.
February 1966 Started the production of Nissan A engines and transmissions for "Sunny."
February 1970 Started the production of "Sunny Truck."
August 1970 Started the production of Nissan A engines for "Cherry."
July 1971 Started the production of "Cherry Cab."
March 1972 Started the production of "Cherry Van."
October 1976 Total output of Nissan engines reached 5 million.
April 1977 Started the operation of Matsusaka Plant.
November 1977 Started the production of Nissan A engines for "Pulsar."
July 1978 Started the production of "Vanette" series vehicles.
October 1978 Total output of manual transmissions reached 5 million.
February 1981 Started the production of Nissan E engines designed exclusively for front engine, front drive for "Sunny" and "Pulsar."
September 1981 Started the production of manual transmissions designed exclusively for front engine, front drive for "Sunny" and "March."
August 1982 Started the production of "Vanette Largo."
September 1982 Total output of Nissan engines reached 10 million.
July 1983 Total output of the Nissan vehicles reached 1 million.
December 1983 Started the operation of Minato Plant.
September 1985 Started the production of the new "Vanette."
November 1985 Started the operation of Oe Plant.
March 1986 Started the production of the new "Vanette Largo."
June 1986 Total output of manual transmissions reached 10 million.
July 1987 Started the production of Nissan GA engines for "Sunny."
April 1989 Total output of Nissan engines reached 15 million.
May 1989 Started the production of the limited model "Pao."
October 1990 Atsuta Plant and Matsusaka Plant received Awards for PM Excellence.
May 1991 Started the production of "Vanette Serena."
November 1991 Started the production of CG engines for "March."
December 1991 Started the operation of Tsu Plant.
April 1992 Total output of the Nissan vehicles reached 2 million.
April 1993 Started the production of the new "Largo."
October 1994 Minato Plant received Award for TPM Excellence.
August 1995 Started the production of "Largo Highway Star."
November 1995 Atsuta Plant and Matsusaka Plant received Special Awards for TPM Achievement.
April 1996 Started the production of "Serena Highway Star."
January 1997 Total output of manual transmissions reached 15 million.
January 1997 The Vehicle Division acquired the attestation of "ISO9002."
March 1997 The Unit Division acquired the attestation of "ISO9002."
August 1997 New head office building completed.
October 1997 Minato Plant received Award for TPM Excellence in Consistent.
February 1998 Total output of Nissan engines reached 20 million.
July 1998 Started the production of Nissan QG engines.
September 1998 Started the production of CVT's for mini vehicles.
October 1998 Machine Tool Engineering Department received Award for TPM Excellence.
May 1999 Started the production of the new "Serena."
June 1999 Started the production of manual transmissions designed exclusively for front engine, front drive vehicle applied to "Bluebird" and "Cefiro."
June 2000 Started the production of manual transmissions for "Datsun Pickup" and "Xterra."
October 2000 Started the production of manual transmissions for "X-trail."
January 2001 Atsuta Plant and Matsusaka Plant acquired "ISO14001" certification.
January 2001 Established AK North America Corporation in USA.
November 2001 Atsuta Plant, Eitoku Plant, Matsusaka Plant, and Tsu Plant acquired "QS9000" certification.
December 2001 Started the production of Nissan "CR" engines for "Micra."
January 2002 Tsu Plant acquired "ISO14001" certification.
April 2002 Started the production of CVT's for motor scooters.
May 2002 Started the production of manual transmissions for Nissan "350 Z."
August 2002 Started the production of Nissan "CR" engines for "Cube."
January 2003 Oe Plant and Headquarters acquired "ISO14001" certification.
December 2003 Acquired "ISO14001" certification for Product Development Process.
January 2004 Eitoku Plant acquired "ISO14001" certification.
<Completed "ISO14001" certification for Headquarters and all plants.>
August 2004 Started the production of Nissan "HR" engines for "Tiida."
February 2006 Atsuta Plant, Eitoku Plant, Matsusaka Plant, and Tsu Plant acquired "ISO/TS16949" certification.
October 2007 Started the production of Nissan "GR6" dual clutch transmissions for "NISSAN GT-R."
June 2008 Total output of Nissan engines reached 25 million.
May, 2009 The West Plant in Atsuta Plant completed.
February 2010 Started the production of Nissan "HR" engine parts for Global compact car "March/Micra."
March,2010 Total output of transaxles and transmissins reached 20 million.
May 2010 Started the production of Nissan "HR" engine for "Juke."
November 2010 Started the production of reducer for EV "Nissan Leaf."
July 2012 Started the production of Nissan "HR12DDR" engines for "Note."
June 2013 Started the production of Nissan "QR" engines.

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