Sakichi Toyoda Biography - Founder of Toyota

Sakichi Toyoda Biography - Founder of Toyota
Sakichi Toyoda 
Sakichi Toyoda was a Japanese inventor and industrialist. He was born in Kosai, Shizuoka. Son of a poor carpenter, Toyoda is referred to as the "King of Japanese Inventors". Career Sakichi Toyoda is often called the father of Japan's industrial revolution. He is also the founder of Toyota Industries Co., Ltd.. Born February 14, 1867 (02/14/1867) in Japan, died October 30, 1930 in Japan

He created various weaving tools. The most famous invention is the automatic power looms in which he applied the principle of Jidoka (autonomous automation). Jidoka principle, which means that the machine stops itself when problems occur, then became part of the Toyota Production System.
Toyoda developed the concept of 5 stars why: When there is a problem, ask 'why' five times to try to find the source of the problem, then put something into place to prevent such problems from recurring. This concept is used today as part of implementing lean methodologies to solve problems, improve quality and reduce costs.


Toyota Motor Corporation was founded in September 1933 as a division of Automatic Weaving Factory Toyota cars. The company's car division then separated on August 27, 1937 to create the Toyota Motor Corporation as at present.

Departing from the textile industry, Toyota plug itself as one of the leading automotive manufacturers are pretty all over the world. Brand that produces a car every 6 seconds it was over because Toyota uses names mention tastier than using the family name of its founder, Toyoda. Here are some interesting milestone way Toyota.
Toyota is the third largest car manufacturer in the world in unit sales and net sales. Japan's largest manufacturer produces 5.5 million cars worldwide. If calculated, this figure is equivalent to producing one unit of the car in 6 seconds.

Compared with other automotive industries that use the trademark name of its founder as such by Soichiro Honda founded Honda, Daimler-Benz (Gottlieb Daimler and Karl Benz), Ford (Henry Ford), Toyoda name is not used as a brand. Because the set of simple ideas and visions that time, the mention of Toyoda less pleasant and not so familiarly known spoofed into a Toyota.
Sakichi Toyoda was born in February 1867 in Shizuoka, Japan. This man is known as the inventor since I was a teenager. Toyoda devoted his life to studying and developing the textile assembly. In the age of 30 years completed the Toyoda loom. It then set up her Toyota assembly precursor, the Toyoda Automatic Loom Works, Ltd.. in November 1926.

Here the automatic textile machinery patent was later sold to Platt Brothers & Co., Ltd.. of England, United Kingdom. Proceeds from sale of this patent, made capital development of the automotive division. Beginning in 1933, when Toyoda build automotive division, the team then largely controlled by his son Kiichiro Toyoda, endlessly producing leading innovations in his day. A type of engine was completed in 1934. A year later the first prototype engine was transplanted their passenger cars, A1. Toyoda automotive division also produces G1 model trucks.

In 1936 they launched their first passenger car, Toyoda AA (at that time still used the name Toyoda). This model was developed from a prototype model A1 and fitted body and engine A. These vehicles are expected to be the beginning of people's car. The concept of Toyota products continue to be held until now.

Four years is enough to wait for delivery of automotive companies own and break away from their textile industry. Then in 1937 they inaugurated the automotive division and the name Toyota, Toyoda is not like the name of the textile industry. Intake Toyota name in Japanese characters are represented in 8, and eight is a lucky number for Japanese society. Another reason is considered reasonable is the automotive industry is a lifestyle business and even the mention of a name (and what it sounds like), a side that is so important. Because Toyoda's name was considered too rigid in the dynamic business that is converted into a Toyota that feels better. No doubt, 1937 was an important era of the birth of Toyota Motor Co., Ltd.. embryo of giant Toyota Motor Corp. (TMC) today.

Kiichiro Toyoda spirit of innovation has never dimmed. Toyota later developed into a formidable producer of vehicles. In the era of the 1940s, Toyota is busy developing the company's capital includes inserting the bourses in Tokyo, Osaka and Nagoya.

After World War II era, in the 1950s is proving Toyota sebgai tough all-purpose vehicle producer. At that time the familiar Jeep vehicles in Japan. Inspired by this car, the Toyota Land Cruiser then develop orototipe that came out in 1950. A year later officially launched early model Land Cruiser BJ models ie.

Buln July that year, the test driver Ichiro Taira end the test with remarkable results. Inspired by Samurai Heikuro figures are climbing Mount Atago Magaki on horseback in 1643, Taira drove his Toyota BJ to Fudo temple in Okasaki city. It once used as a promotional car toughness of all these fields. Not long ago, Toyota Land Cruiser began to rival the dominance of the Willys Jeep. Even with the subsequent models, the Toyota Land Cruiser can be accepted in the market when it is difficult to penetrate the North America. Through this model, Toyota entered the markets in various parts of the world, including in Indonesia, known as the Toyota Land Cruiser Hardtop FJ40/45. In Africa, the models of Toyota Land Cruiser Technical alias is used as an armed jeeps equipped with light machine guns, heavy weapons, or even without starting basoka behind (Recoilless bazooka) and deployed during armed conflicts with the very strong performance.
Toyota is not only known through the Toyota Land Cruiser. They also developed a model that became the world's favorite, a small sedan. Through the Corolla which debuted in 1966, this early generation sedan wearing tiny rear drive sedan bongsor change the order of the popular small sedan was headed toward a compact, economical and compact. Entering 1975, the Corolla into the third generation and has sold over 5 million units. The amazing thing is still strong today. Corolla engine is then used in Indonesia as an engine for a versatile commercial vehicle family, the first generation Toyota Kijang is known as the Crocodile Deer.

More consistent product mengglobalnya Toyota, they have not realized the logo graphic. Even in Indonesia found the Toyota-branded vehicles like the Toyota Kijang with TOYOTA logo on the grille on the bonnet (nose) car. In 1989 Toyota decided to make two circles oval (ellipse) which produced the letter T and the third ellipse would suggest the spirit of understanding in design. The third circle is at once around the circle before the T-shaped ellipse as evidence and influence to keep him.

In the 1990s, Toyota has proved that Japanese cars can compete with European and American cars. Toyota Celica won the world rally, and the Toyota Camry became the best selling car in America.


President of Toyota Motor Industries:

Rizaburo Toyoda (1937-1941)
Kiichiro Toyoda (1941-1950)
Taizo Ishida (1950-1961)
Fukio Nakagawa (1961-1967)
Eiji Toyoda (1967-1982)
President of Toyota Motor Corporation:
Eiji Toyoda (1967-1981)
Shoichiro Toyoda (1982-1992)
CEO of Toyota Motor Corporation:
Dr. Tatsuro Toyoda (1992-1995)
Hiroshi Okuda (1995-1999)
Fujio Cho (1999-2005)
Katsuaki Watanabe (2005-2009)
Akio Toyoda (2009-present)
Chairman of Toyota Motor Corporation:
Shoichiro Toyoda (1992-1999)
Hiroshi Okuda (1999-2006)
Fujio Cho (2006-present)

The product line

Electrical Technology

Toyota Prius, the top ranks in hybrid technology Toyota
Toyota is one of the world's automotive manufacturers are developing hybrid technology on a large scale. The company manufactures and sells the first commercial hybrid car, such as for example the Toyota Prius. Furthermore, they also provide a hybrid option on other cars like the Camry, and then also for the Lexus division. At Toyota, they are called hybrid technology "Hybrid Synergy Drive" while at the Lexus using the name "Lexus Hybrid Drive."
Toyota Prius hybrid is the best-selling car in America. Toyota now has four hybrid cars in its ranks: the Prius, Auris, Highlander, and Camry. Toyota Sienna minivan is also planned to launch its hybrid version in 2010. By 2030, Toyota plans to produce all the ranks of his car with a hybrid option.

Lexus LS 600h hybrid sedan.

Toyota's hybrid car sales worldwide reached one million units on May 31, 2007 and reached 2 million units on August 31, 2009. They sell hybrid cars in the 50 negara.Penjualan led by Toyota hybrid car Prius, with total sales of around 1.43 million units in August 2009. [5] Toyota's CEO has committed that they will make all their cars into hybrid vehicles. Lexus also has a line of hybrid cars, consisting of the GS 450h, RX 400h and LS 600h L. 600h/LS

Plug-in hybrid

Toyota now again test the vehicle "Toyota Plug-in HV" in Japan, the United States, and Europe. Such as GM's Chevrolet Volt, this car uses lithium-ion batteries, but the difference is this car can run using its own electric gasoline engine ata. Hybrid electric cars plug-in is expected to more environmentally friendly than hybrid cars today.
Month of April 2011, Toyota announced that the New Plug-In Prius will come in 2012.


Toyota also has a new brand called Lexus. Beginning at a secret meeting of Toyota's top brass in 1983. Toyota president at the time, Eiji Toyoda, expressed the opinion that Toyota produces cars, which then project named "Project F1". In 1989, the car was tangible Lexus LS 400 was introduced at the North American International Auto Show in 1989. Another naming concept is to break away from home a tough car image, make Lexus readily accepted in the United States market. Among auto analysts say when in a Lexus, people will forget if it's made by Toyota (Japan), a venture car manufacturer originally set out from the textile industry.

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