Technology and Products AW’s Powertrain

Our latest cutting-edge technology supports enhanced safety, security, and comfort in mobility society.

Aisin AW was established in 1969 as a joint venture between Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. and BorgWarner Inc. of the United States. At that time, manual transmission (MT) vehicles were the standard; however, Aisin AW had a grand dream of “contributing to mobility society through the development of automatic transmissions (ATs).”

At the time, ATs represented low percentage of transmissions installed in vehicles in Japan. Driven by our strong vision and passion for ATs, we pursued product development despite the numerous hardships including the dollar and oil shocks, and commenced the production of new RWD 3-speed AT in 1972. Since then, we have continued to release a succession of world first products in anticipation of the age of the AT.

The newly-developed RWD 3-speed AT was installed on the Corona Mark II

Product Development with Cutting-Edge Technology

Transmissions are essential for automobiles. Aisin AW developed and commercialized the world’s first products one after another, always staying a step ahead of times.
In 2004, as an auto parts manufacturer, we developed the world’s first environmentally friendly hybrid system, and after that, we succeeded in commercializing the world's first RWD 8-speed AT in 2006, FWD 8-speed AT in 2012, RWD 10-speed AT in 2017, as well as FWD 1-Motor PHEV Transmission in 2019 which achieved EV mode. Furthermore, in 2020, we launched eAxle, our next-generation flagship product.
Faced with the pressing need in recent years to respond to electrification, we are striving to develop more advaced next-generation technologies to bring further excitement to our customers.

Drivetrain Product Lineup


Well-Recognized for Quality and Technological Capabilities, AW’s Products are Adopted by Automakers Around the World

AISIN AW anticipates the needs of our customers and offers a wide-ranging powertrain product lineup that covers every vehicle from compact to luxury cars, as well as SUVs to trucks and forklifts.
Today, automakers worldwide have adopted our products.


The Leading Powertrain Products Manufacturer in the World

We now live in a day and age that calls for harmony with nature and the environment. As the world’s leading powertrain products manufacturer, we remain unwavering in facing the challenge of creating products that are safe, comfortable, and environmentally friendly and achieve a car life beneficial to both people and the environment.

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