Aisin Group’s Enhance Production System for Automatic Transmission

Oct. 31, 2017

News Release

The Aisin Group (Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., Aisin Takaoka Co., Ltd., Aisin AW Co., Ltd., Aisin AW Industries Co., Ltd., Aisin Shinwa Co., Ltd.) will strengthen its production system for automatic transmissions, mainly in China and Japan, as described below. We project a rise in production of automatic transmissions to 12.5 million units in 2020, as we respond to growing demand in the global market.

 

■ Enhancement of plants for assembling automatic transmissions


(1)  New automatic transmission manufacturing company established  in Mizunami, Gifu, Japan

On September 25, 2017, Aisin AW Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Anjo City, Aichi, President: Kazuhisa Ozaki) acquired industrially zoned land in Mizunami City, Gifu for establishment of a wholly-owned automatic transmission manufacturing company, AW Mizunami Co., Ltd.


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Outline of new company>

1. Company name: AW Mizunami Co., Ltd.
2. Location: 1905 Oda-cho, Mizunami, Gifu, Japan
3. Establishment: Scheduled for November 2017
4. Capital: 490 million yen
5. Investment ratio: Aisin AW Co., Ltd. 100%
6. Representative: President Hideyuki Aoki (President, CVTEC Hokkaido Co., Ltd.)
7. Site area: 224,838 m2
8. Building area: Factory building 28,800 m2, Office building 6,000 m2
9. Items produced: Automatic transmissions and parts
10. Production capacity: 400,000 units maximum (normal production capacity 360,000 units)
11. Start of production: Scheduled for December 2018
12. Number of Employees: Approximately 750 (as of the start of production) 

 

(2)  Increased production capacity at Tianjin AW Automatic Transmission Co., Ltd.
We will expand our assembly line for FWD 6-speed automatic transmissions at Tianjin AW Automatic Transmission Co., Ltd., located in Tianjin, China. Production will start in April 2019.

 

 

  

■ Enhancement of capacity of automatic transmission parts plants


(3)  Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd.
Nishio Die-casting Plant south building to be expanded

We are planning to further expand the South Building of the Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. Nishio Die-casting Plant, which was added in August 2017 to increase the production capacity of automatic transmission cases, with production scheduled to start in October 2018.

 

 

(4)  Steel parts plants to be expanded

We are planning to expand our head office plants and add production lines at Aisin Takaoka Co.,Ltd. (Headquarters: Toyota City, Aichi, President: Haruhiko Amakusa) and Aisin Shinwa Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Nyuzen-cho, Shimoshinkawa-Gun,  Toyama, President: Ikuo Nii). Aisin Takaoka is scheduled to start production in May 2018 and Aisin Shinwa in June 2018.

 

(5)  Plant site acquired and automatic transmission parts manufacturing company established in Wakasa-cho, Fukui, Japan

On October 28, 2017, Aisin AW Industries Co., Ltd. (Headquarters: Echizen City, Fukui, President : Koichi Ota) concluded a basic agreement on real estate purchase of industrially zoned land and buildings owned by Nippon Sheet Glass Co. Ltd. in Wakasa Techno Valley, Wakasa-cho, Mikata-kaminaka-gun, Fukui Prefecture, with the goal of producing torque converters and transmission parts. The automatic transmission parts manufacturing company AW-I Wakasa Co., Ltd. will be established in November.


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1. Company name: AW-I Wakasa Co., Ltd.
2. Location: 1-1 Wakasa Techno Valley, Wakasa-cho, Mikata-kaminaka-gun, Fukui, Japan
3. Establishment: Scheduled for November 2017
4. Capital: 490 million yen
5. Investment ratio: Aisin AW Industries Co., Ltd. 100%
6. Representative: President Masayuki Fukami (Director, Aisin AW Industries Co., Ltd.)
7. Site area: 180,304 m2
8. Building area: Factory building 44,582 m2, Office building 2,560 m2
9. Items produced: Torque converters, etc.
10. Start of production: Scheduled for May 2018
11. Number of employees: Approximately 50 (as of the start of production)

 

The entire Aisin Group will continue with united efforts to respond flexibly to the changing needs of society and further strengthen its competitiveness.