About AW History of AW

1980

July

July

  • ・Commencement of production of world's first RWD 4-speed AT with lockup clutch "03-71L"
1981

July

July

  • ・Commencement of production of world's first RWD electronically controlled 4-speed AT "03-71LE"

November

  • ・Completion of test courses

December

December

  • ・Completion of the second plant
1982

November

  • ・Received the Japan Quality Control Medal
1983

March

March

  • ・Completion of the "Hopeful Hill"
  • ・Establishment of AISIN AW INDUSTRIES CO., LTD.

March

March

  • ・Commencement of production of FWD 3-speed AT "20-30L"

April

April

  • ・Commencement of production of world's first FWD electronically controlled 4-speed AT for small passenger cars "10-40LE"

July

  • ・Establishment of AW SERVICE CO., LTD.
1984

June

  • ・Commencement of delivery of ATs to Adam Opel GmbH (Germany)

July

  • ・Commencement of delivery of ATs to Mazda Motor Corporation

August

August

  • ・Commencement of production of RWD 4-speed AT "30-40LE"

December

December

  • ・Commencement of production of 4-speed AT for full-time 4WDs "30-80LE"
1985

July

  • ・Completion of the third plant

October

  • ・Received the PM Excellent Workplace Prize
1986

June

  • ・Commencement of delivery of ATs to American Motors Corporation (U.S.A.)

June

  • ・Commencement of production of ECUs
1987

June

June

  • ・Achieved a cumulative production of 10 million AT units

September

  • ・Establishment of EQUOS RESEARCH CO., LTD.
  • ・Establishment of AW ENGINEERING CO., LTD.

October

October

  • ・Commencement of production of 4-speed AT for full-time 4WDs with center differential "11-80L"

November

November

  • ・Termination of the joint venture agreement between Aisin Seiki and Borg-Warner
1988

January

  • ・Establishment of AW TRANSMISSION ENGINEERING U.S.A., INC.

March

  • ・Company renamed to Aisin AW Co., Ltd.

May

May

  • ・Commencement of production of FWD 4-speed AT "50-40LE"

August

  • ・Establishment of AW TECHNICAL CENTER EUROPE S.A.
  • ・Commencement of delivery of ATs to Vauxhall Motors Ltd. (U.K.)

October

  • ・Received the PM Excellent Workplace Prize Special Award

November

  • ・Commencement of delivery of ATs to Daewoo Motor Corporation (Korea)
  • ・Establishment of AW MAINTENANCE CO., LTD.
1989

February

  • ・Commencement of delivery of ATs to General Motors-Holden's Ltd. (Australia)

April

April

  • ・Commencement of production of RWD 4-speed AT "30-41LE"

May

  • ・Commencement of delivery of ATs to Daihatsu Motor Co., Ltd.

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