Cumulative Production of Automatic Transmissions (ATs) for Automobile at Aisin AW Reaches 100 Million

Dec.21,2012

Aisin AW Co., Ltd.

On December 20, 2012, cumulative production of ATs*¹ at Aisin AW Co., Ltd., reached 100 million.

The milestone came 43 years and 3 months after Aisin-Warner Limited, Aisin AW's predecessor, began production of its first AT, the RW 3-speed Toyoglide (for the Crown and Century), in October 1969.

Of the occasion, President Mutsumi Kawamoto said:

This accomplishment was made possible by the large number of customers and suppliers who have offered their support since the company's founding, and I wish to express our heartfelt gratitude to them. I would also like to thank our predecessors, who overcame numerous challenges, and everyone who works today in the AW Group, where they continue to address the various challenges facing its companies. We will feed on the joy of reaching the 100 million mark as we focus the Group's capabilities, resources, and energy on achieving even greater success in the future.

In order to meet the expectations of customers worldwide and live up to its corporate philosophy of "Quality Supremacy" going forward, the Group will come together with the shared goal of developing and manufacturing appealing products.

*1 Cumulative production of ATs: Includes both domestic and overseas production of ATs as well as continuously variable transmissions (CVTs) and systems for hybrid vehicles (HVs).

【Trend in Cumulative Production】

*2 Production volume for a three-month period is shown for January to March 2003 due to a change in the fiscal year-end.

【Timeline Leading Up to Production of the 100 Millionth AT】

May
October

1969

Production of the 03-55, a new RWD 3-speed AT, begins.
Aisin-Warner Limited is formed as a joint venture between Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., and U.S. company Borg-Warner Inc.

July

1972

Production of the 03-55, a new RWD 3-speed AT, begins.

October

1975

Cumulative production of ATs reaches 1 million.

May

1977

Production of the 03-50, the world's first RWD 4-speed AT with overdrive, begins.
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April

1983

Production of the 10-40LE, AW's first FWD 4-speed AT, begins.

June

1987

Cumulative production of ATs reaches 10 million.

March

1988

The joint venture agreement between Aisin Seiki and Borg-Warner is terminated, and the company changes its name to Aisin AW Co., Ltd.

July

2002

Production of the TF-60SN, the world's first FWD 6-speed AT, begins.

December

Production of the XA-15LN, AW's first CVT, begins.

January

2003

Cumulative production of ATs reaches 50 million.

July

Production of the TB-61SN, a RWD 6-speed AT for premium automobiles, begins.

April

2004

Production of the HD-10, a hybrid system for FWD vehicles, begins.

May

Production begins at AW North Carolina, Inc., the AW Group's first overseas production company.

March

2005

Production begins at Tianjin AW Automatic Transmission Co., Ltd., the AW Group's second overseas production company.

July

2006

Production of the TL-80SN, the world's first RWD 8-speed AT, begins.

December

2012

Cumulative production of ATs surpasses 100 million.



【Past Milestones in the Cumulative Production of ATs】
Cumulative Production Milestone Month and Year Reached Time to Reach
1 million October 1975 6 years and 1 month
10 million June 1987 17 years and 9 months
50 million January 2003 33 years and 4 months
100 million December 2012 43 years and 3 months

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