Company Profile




700-1 Imaizumi, Fuji, Shizuoka, 417-8585 Japan

Business Overview

-Jatco develops, manufactures, and sells transmissions and automotive parts.

-The Company, as a major supplier specializing in automatic transmissions (ATs), offers a wide range of products such as Step ATs, continuously variable transmissions (CVTs), and transmissions for hybrid vehicles. The Company is the only supplier in the world to manufacture CVTs for all sizes of vehicles, from compact cars to full-sized passenger cars.

-In May 2022 at the Automotive Engineering Exposition  2022 in Yokohama, Jatco’s president Sato announced that the Company plans to increase its annual production capacity to 500,000 units for electric vehicles by 2030 in response the growing electrification of automobiles. 


-Unlisted Company (As of Mar. 31, 2023)
Company Name Investment Ratio (%)
Nissan 75
Mitsubishi Motors 15
Suzuki 10
Total 100


CVTs; Continuously Variable Transmissions
-CVT for mini FWD vehicles "CVT-X"
-CVTs for medium and large FWD vehicles "CVT8"
-CVTs with an auxiliary gearbox for mini and small FWD vehicles "CVT7"
-CVT for FWD Mini vehicles "CVT-S" 

Transmissions for Hybrid vehicles
-CVTs for Hybrid FWD vehicles "CVT8 HYBRID"
-Transmissions for Hybrid RWD vehicles

Step ATs; Automatic Transmissions
-4-speed ATs for FWD vehicles
-6-speed ATs for FWD vehicles
-5-speed ATs for RWD vehicles
-7-speed ATs for RWD vehicles
-9-speed ATs for RWD vehicles

Transmission components
-CVT components
-AT components


Jun. 1999 AT/CVT division in Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. was spun off into TransTechnology Ltd.

Oct. 1999

TransTechnology Ltd. and Jatco Corporation merged to form JatcoTransTechnology Ltd.
Dec. 1999 Jatco Trans Technology started delivery to Hyundai Motor Company (Republic of Korea).
Apr. 2000 Certified QS9000
Jan. 2001 Jatco Trans Technology started delivery to Jaguar Cars Ltd. (UK).
Nov. 2001 Started deliveries to GM Daewoo Auto& Technology Company (Republic of Korea, then Daewoo Motor Co.,Ltd.).
Dec. 2001 Started deliveries to London Taxis International (UK).
Jan. 2002 Started deliveries to Ford-Werke AG (Germany).
Apr. 2002 Changed corporate name to Jatco Ltd.
Started deliveries to Renault Samsung Motors Co., Ltd. (Republic of Korea).
AT/CVT division in Mitsubishi Motors Corporation was spun off and incorporated into Diamondmatic Co., Ltd.
Started deliveries to Ford Lio Ho Motor Co., Ltd..
Apr. 2003 Merged with Diamondmatic Co., Ltd.
Jun. 2003 Established Jatco Mexico, S.A. de C.V., which is a wholly-owned subsidiary in Mexico.
Oct. 2003 Established Jatco France SAS, which is a wholly-owned subsidiary to import, sell, and develop automatic transmission and related components in France.
Apr. 2004 Started supplying its products to Changan Ford Automobile Co., Ltd.
Dec. 2005 Started deliveries to DaimlerChrysler Corporation. (USA)
Oct. 2006 Started deliveries to Renault S.A.S. (France)
Apr. 2007 Established Jatco (Guangzhou) Automatic Transmission Ltd., a wholly owned production subsidiary in China.
Apr. 2009 Started supplying its products to Dongfeng Nissan.
Sep. 2009 Jatco (Guangzhou) Automatic Transmission Ltd. started mass production of CVTs for medium-duty vehicles.
Jul. 2011 Established a production company in Thailand, JATCO (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (100% capital financing).
Jun. 2012 Commenced delivery of its products to JAC Motors (China).
Jun. 2012 Commenced delivery of its products to AvtoVAZ (Russia).
May 2014 Established JATCO France S.A.S., Spain branch in Barcelona, Spain.
Jul. 2018 Established JATCO (Suzhou) Automatic Transmission Ltd in China.
Nov. 2019 JATCO (Suzhou) Automatic Transmission Ltd. began production of CVTs
Oct. 2022 Established Zama R&D Center Center, a development facility for electric powertrains.

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