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1898-1949

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.

1950-1959

December 1952
Renamed to "AICHI MACHINE INDUSTRY CO., LTD."
November 1959
Started the Production of light-duty four-wheeler "CONY 360."

1960-1969

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."

1970-1979

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.

1980-1989

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."

1990-1999

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.
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.
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."

2000年-2009年

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.
March 2001
The production of "SERENA" has been transferred to "Nissan Motor Co., Ltd."
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.
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.

2010-

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.
September 2016
The production of the HR12DE Engine for power generation and the multiplier/reducer for the Electric Vehicle "NOTE" e-POWER have commenced.