Aisin AW Co., Ltd.

Company Profile



10 Takane, Fujii-cho, Anjo-shi, Aichi-ken, 444-1192, Japan

Business Overview

-The Company is a subsidiary of Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd., which belongs to the Toyota Group.

-The Company specializes in automatic transmissions (ATs), Continuously Variable Transmissions (CVTs) and car navigation within the Aisin Seiki led Aisin Group.

-In FY2018 the Company sold 9.99 million automatic transmissions (ATs), which accounted for 16.4% of global market share, the highest among all AT manufacturers.
According to the Company’s own research, it sold a total of 2.42 million units combined of car-navigation software and systems, which is 8.9% of the global market share.


-Unlisted Company (As of Mar. 31, 2019)
Shareholder Ratio of shareholding (%)
Aisin Seiki Co., Ltd. 58.0
Toyota Motor Corporation 42.0


ATs: Automatic Transmissions
Automatic Transmissions for FR vehicles
Automatic Transmissions for FF vehicles

CVTs: Continuously Variable Transmissions

Hybrid Transmissions
High Torque FR2-motor Hybrid Transmissions
Low Torque FF2-motor Hybrid Transmissions

Car Navigation Systems


May 1969 Corporation established as Aisin-Warner.
Jun. 1969 Launched operation as joint venture of Aisin Seiki and Borg-Warner.
Jun. 1971 New head office and plant completed.
May 1977 Entered into production of 03-50, world's first RWD 4-speed A/T with overdrive.
Nov. 1977 Received Deming Application Prize (first receipt of the Prize by a US-Japan joint venture).
Jul. 1980 Entered into production of 03-71L, world's first RWD 4-speed A/T with lock-up clutch.
Jul. 1981 Entered into production of 03-71LE, world's first RWD electronically controlled 4-speed A/T.
Nov. 1982 Received Japan Quality Control Prize.
Apr. 1984 Entered into production of 10-40LE, world's first FWD electronically controlled 4-speed A/T.
Oct. 1985 Received PM Prize.
Jun. 1987 Produced its 10 millionth automatic transmission unit.
Nov. 1987 Joint venture agreement with Borg-Warner terminated.
Jan. 1988 Established AW Transmission Engineering USA, Inc.
Mar. 1988 Company name changed to Aisin AW Co., Ltd.
Oct. 1988 Received PM Special Prize.
Nov. 1990 AW Europe S.A. established.
Oct. 1991 Received Japan Quality Control Prize (the 2nd recognition).
Mar. 1992 Established AISIN AW Seimitsu Co., Ltd.
May 1992 Completed construction of the main building at the headquarters.
Aug. 1992 Entered into production of world's first voice navigation system for Toyota Motor Corporation.
Jun. 1995 Entered into production of 50-40LN, world's first FWD 4-speed A/T with neutral control function.
Aug. 1995 Entered into production of voice navigation system for Equos Brand.
Jan. 1997 Produced its 30 millionth automatic transmission unit.
Feb. 1997 Acquired ISO/QS9000 certification.
May 1998 Entered into production of NAVI-MATIC, world's first new concept A/T assisted by navigation system.
Jul. 1998 Okazaki Plant started operations.
Sep. 1998 Entered into production of 55-50SN, FWD new electronically controlled 5-speed A/T.
Oct. 1998 Entered into production of world's first Q-System.
Nov. 1998 Established AW North Carolina, Inc.
Dec. 1998 Entered into production of 80-40LS, FWD new electronically controlled 4-speed A/T.
Jul. 1999 Produced one millionth voice navigation system for the first time in the world.
Jul. 1999 Acquired ISO14001 certification.
Oct. 1999 AW Technical Center U.S.A., Inc. established.
Feb. 2000 Produced its 40 millionth automatic transmission unit.
Jul. 2001 Established AW Technical Center Europe S.A.
Sep. 2001 Achieved Zero emission status at Okazaki Plant.
Jan. 2002 Obtained ISO/TS16949 certification.
Jun. 2002 Merged with Aisin AW Seimitsu Co., Ltd.
Jul. 2002 Commenced production of TF-60SN , world's first medium torque capacity FWD 6-speed ATs.
Jul. 2002 Established CVTEC Co., Ltd. as a joint venture with Robert Bosch GmbH and Bosch Automotive Systems Corporation.
Aug. 2002 Established Beijing ADF Navigation Technology Co., Ltd. (China) as a joint venture with Fujitsu Ten Limited, Yamada Corporation, Fujitsu (China) Co., Ltd. and Golden Software Corporation Limited.
Dec. 2002 Commenced production of XA-15LN, small torque capacity continuously variable transmissions.
Jan. 2003 Produced 50 millionth AT unit.
Apr. 2003 AWQUIS Japan Co., Ltd. established.
Sep. 2003 AW Korea Co., Ltd. established.
Sep. 2003 Monozukuri Center completed.
Mar. 2004 Tianjin AW Automatic Transmission Co., Ltd. established.
May 2004 Operation start at Gamagori Plant.
Jun. 2004 Produced 10 millionth AT ECU.
Sep. 2005 Commenced production of world's first Dual View navigation system.
Nov. 2005 Commenced production of world's first 1 DIN size all integrated navigation system.
Jan. 2006 Operation start at Okazaki East Plant.
Jan. 2006 Produced 5 millionth voice navigation system.
Jan. 2006 Commenced production of HR-10, world's first RWD hybrid transmission.
Mar. 2006 Commenced production of NAVI-MATIC world's first navigation system-coordinated suspension control system.
Jul. 2006 Commenced production of TL-80SN, world's first RWD 8-speed AT.
Dec. 2006 CVTEC Co.,Ltd. is a consolidated company by capital transfer.
Jan. 2007 Navi Technical Center completed.
Apr. 2007 Started production of HR-10F, world's first hybrid transmissions for four-wheel-drive vehicles.
May 2007 Established AW Shanghai Automotive Parts Trading Co., Ltd.
May 2007 Completed construction of functional bench testing facility.
Jul. 2008 Commenced production of the TL-80NF, the world's first AWD 8-speed AT.
Dec. 2008 Established AW Hangzhou Software Development Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2009 Achieved producing an aggregate total of 80 million automatic transmissions.
Jun. 2009 Launched production of its mid-size capacity FF 6-speed TF-70SC automatic transmission.
Jan. 2010 Launched production of its high-capacity FF 6-speed TR-80SD automatic transmission.
Aug. 2010 Launched production of its HG-20 hybrid transmission for hybrid cars.
Oct. 2010 Achieved producing an aggregate total of 10 million car-navigation systems.
Oct. 2010 Launched production of its small-capacity XA-12SN CVT.
Jan. 2011 Launched sales of its car-navigation app, NAVlelite.
Apr. 2011 Established AW Suzhou Co., Ltd.
Mar. 2012 Established AW Tianjin Automotive Parts Co., Ltd.
Dec. 2012 Produced 100 millionth AT units.
Dec. 2012 Commenced production of AWRHT25, RWD hybrid transmission.
Mar. 2013 Commenced production of AWF6F25, Medium Torque Capacity FWD 6-speed Automatic Transmission.
Sep. 2013 Commenced production of AWF8F45, High Torque Capacity FWD 8-speed Automatic Transmission.
Oct. 2013 Commenced production of AWR8L35, Medium Torque Capacity RWD 8-speed Automatic Transmission.
Nov. 2013 Commenced production of AWF6F16, Low Torque Capacity FWD 6-speed Automatic Transmission.
Nov. 2014 Commenced production of AWR6B45, High Torque Capacity RWD 6-speed Automatic Transmission.
Jan. 2015 Established AW (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2019 Merged with Aisin AI.

Supplemental Information 1

Major Business Segments and Products of the Aisin Group

  Drivetrain related Brake &
Information related
Aisin Seiki -Automatic transmission for commercial car
-Automated manual transmission
(control system)
-Suspension system
-Steering system
-Power sliding door
-Power seat
-Door latch
-Water pump
-Oil pump
-Variable valve timing
-Intelligent parking assist
-Parking assist system
-Front and side monitor
Aisin Takaoka -Flywheel -Brake disc rotor -Door beam -Exhaust manifold -
Aisin Chemical -Friction material for clutch -Brake pad -Spray type damping material -Cooling fan -
The Company -Automatic transmission for passenger car
-Manual transmission
- - - -Navigation system
ADVICS - -Brake system - - -

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Archives of Past Exhibits

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