Aisin Seiki


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Volvo's engine and platform independence progress

25 November 2015

Engines are expensive items for an automaker to develop and, after sharing some powertrains with former owner Ford, Volvo, under new Chinese owner Geely, developed its own Drive-E engine range. The engines, which are all built with a maximum capacity of two litres and four cylinders, offer lower weight, size and complexity, all resulting in lower emissions, lower fuel consumption and greater driveability.


Briefing: Supplier industry financial review

25 November 2014

Part 1 of this briefing reviews the recent financial results of a sample of major global auto suppliers; Part 2 highlights recent developments in industry structure, including M&A and IPO activity and corporate restructuring.


THE WEEK THAT WAS: Renaissance at Opel

19 April 2013

Off over to Opel's tech centre at Dudenhofen (in the forest south east of Frankfurt) to see and try some of the new engines and gearboxes in the works.


Analysis - ZF’s Saarbrücken plant

15 June 2010

Over the last 37 years, ZF's transmission plant at Saarbrücken, in Germany, has manufactured a series of planetary automatic transmissions, for use in passenger cars. First came the 3-speed 3HP in 1973, followed by 4-speed 4HP in 1982, the 5-speed 5HP in 1990 and finally the 6-speed 6HP family in 2001. More recently, in 2006, ZF launched second generation versions of the 6HP family, which were more efficient than the first generation. Now Saarbrücken has embarked on the next phase of its life, in which the new 8-speed 8HP family will start to take over, with initial production having started in July of 2009.

Latest interviews


Q&A with JATCO Ltd

14 October 2014

Calum MacRae talked to JATCO's Yuko Fujita. JATCO holds 49% of the world CVT market. JATCO, 75% held by Nissan Motor Company, was exhibiting at the Paris Motor Show for the first time.

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ZF enters strategic research partnership

1 September 2017

ZF has entered into a 'pioneering strategic research partnership' to coincide with the opening of its Innovation Hub in Silicon Valley. Together with researchers from the renowned University of California, Berkeley, the company will in future harness the self-learning machines that are crucial to fully autonomous driving in the automotive field.


PSA reportedly talking French Aisin gearbox build

18 May 2017

PSA Group reportedly is in talks to build Toyota-owned supplier Aisin's automatic gearboxes at one of its own plants.


just-auto Plus only Aisin Group to supply transmissions for Elio

11 April 2017

Elio Motors the startup vehicle manufacturer planning to launch a three-wheeled vehicle that will get up to 84 mpg with a targeted base price of US$7,450, on 10 April 2017 announced that Aisin Group was selected to supply transmissions for the Elio. Aisin...


just-auto Plus only FCA presents new 2017 Jeep Compass

24 February 2017

The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass expands the brand’s global reach with an unmatched combination of attributes that includes legendary and best-in-class 4x4 off-road capability, advanced fuel-efficient powertrains, premium and authentic Jeep design, superior...


just-auto Plus only Aisin Group introduces new transmissions at NAIAS

12 January 2017

Aisin Group, a world leader in the manufacturing and supply of automotive components and systems for nearly every global automaker, is using two exhibits to unveil new products and technology at the 2017 North American International Auto Show: on the main...


Toyota president to head EV division

30 November 2016

Toyota Motor has appointed its president to head the newly formed electric car division, a move that reinforces its recent commitment to develop a technology its has been slow to embrace.


Toyota to establish in-house EV venture company

17 November 2016

Toyota Motor Corporation (TMC) announced it had decided to establish an in-house venture company responsible for developing electric vehicles (EVs).


NHTSA mandates EV/hybrid sound below 19mph

15 November 2016

America's Department of Transportation National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) is adding a sound requirement for all newly-manufactured hybrid and electric light-duty vehicles to help protect pedestrians.


just-auto Plus only Aisin settles US automotive dealer class action

19 September 2016

Aisin Seiki and its US subsidiary, Aisin Automotive Casting, (AAC), reached settlements in the class actions brought by automobile dealer plaintiffs and end-payer plaintiffs in the US district court, Eastern District of Michigan (the court) (the class actions)...


Nissan US adds XD and Single Cab to Titan line

26 July 2016

Nissan's US unit has added new XD and Single Cab versions to its Titan full-size pickup line.


Toyota confirms production restarts

3 June 2016

Toyota has confirmed the restart of production following shortages resulting from the severe earthquakes that struck Japan's island of Kyushu on April 14.


Toyota resumes ops after supplier disruption

1 June 2016

Toyota has resumed operations at production lines in Japan following suspension earlier this week after an explosion at an Aisin Seiki supplier facility that provides it with braking systems parts.


just-auto Plus only Aisin Japan announces upward revisions for fiscal forecast FY2017

27 May 2016

Aisin has announced upward revisions for the fiscal forecasts for FY2017 ending 31 March 2017, released on 26 May 2016, as follows: Revision of fiscal forecasts (1) Consolidated full-year fiscal forecasts (1 April 2016 through 31 March 2017) Previous...


just-auto Plus only Schaeffler Germany bags quality award from Japan

4 May 2016

Japanese companies are known for their high process and quality requirements, and to receive an award from Japan - as Schaeffler has now done - is a particularly proud achievement. The automotive supplier has received the so-called “Project...


Toyota to return to full Japan production

3 May 2016

Toyota Motor aims to have all its domestic plants operational by the end of this week following supply chain disruption caused by the strong earthquakes in Kumamoto and Oita prefectures last month.


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Aisin Seiki’s net sales up 8.7% to US$12.85bn in H1/FY2016

3 November 2015

Aisin Seiki's net sales for the first half ended 30 September 2015 was up 8.7% to JPY1.55 trillion (US$12.85bn) compared with JPY1.43 trillion the same period year ago. Operating income was up 4.3% to JPY73.6bn compared with JPY70.5bn. Profit before income...


Aisin Seiki, Toyota agree manual transmission deal

1 October 2015

Aisin Seiki, subsidiary, Aisin AI and Toyota have reached a further agreement regarding the consolidation of the development and production of manual transmissions under Aisin AI, which was agreed in principle in November 2014.


VW nominates 44 suppliers for collaboration

10 August 2015

Volkswagen Group has nominated the first 44 suppliers who will be collaborating on a new common strategic level under the joint FAST (Future Automotive Supply Tracks) initiative.


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Aisin Seiki’s net sales up 9.2% to US$6.23bn in Q1/FY2016

3 August 2015

Aisin Seiki's net sales in the first quarter ended 30 June 2015 increased 9.2% to JPY771.75bn (US$6.23bn) compared with JPY707.02bn in the first quarter ended 30 June 2014. The company's operating income for the period was down 12% to JPY33.88bn from...


Toyota puts pressure on suppliers

22 July 2015

Reports in Japan say that Toyota is pressurising key suppliers to improve productivity and restructure where necessary to become more competitive.


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Aisin Seiki showcases technological development at ‘Automotive Engineering Exposition 2015’

12 May 2015

Aisin Seiki and six Aisin Group companies jointly participated in the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2015 held at Pacifico Yokohama (located in Nishi-ku, Yokohama) from 20 May to 22 May. At this exposition, Aisin introduced the direction of the Aisin...


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Aisin Seiki’s net sales up 5% to US$24.9bn in FY2015

29 April 2015

Aisin Seiki's net sales for the fiscal year ended 31 March 2015 was up 5% to JPY2.96 trillion (US$24.9bn) compared with JPY2.82 trillion in the same period year ago. Operating income was down 3.2% to JPY165.8bn compared with JPY171.2bn. Income before income...


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Aisin Seiki announces management changes

9 March 2015

Aisin Seiki has announced a new top management and personnel reshuffle effective 1 April. Toshiyuki Mizushima will become the new director of the company. Currently, he is the executive vice president and member of the board. Senior managing officers...


Aisin Seiki Q3 profits fall

3 February 2015

Aisin Seiki fiscal third quarter sales to 31 December 2014 were up 4.3% to JPY2.19 trillion but operating income fell 11% to JPY115.54bn.


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Toyota Boshoku to acquire seat frame component business operated by Aisin Seiki, Shiroki

22 December 2014

Toyota Boshoku, Aisin Seiki, and Shiroki have agreed that Toyota Boshoku will acquire the mechanical seat frame component business operated by Aisin Seiki and Shiroki in order to enhance the competitiveness of automotive seats. Toyota Boshoku believes that it...


Toyota consolidates key production units

1 December 2014

Toyota has announced a wide-ranging consolidation of its diesel engine, manual transmission and braking businesses.


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: TMC to accelerate consolidation of brake system manufacturing under Advics

1 December 2014

Advics, Aisin Seiki, Denso, Sumitomo Electric Industries and Toyota Motor (TMC) will accelerate the consolidation of brake system engineering, manufacturing, and sales under the control of Advics to further strengthen the competitiveness of Toyota's brake...


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Aisin AI and Toyota Motor to consolidate development and production of manual transmissions

1 December 2014

Aisin Seiki, its subsidiary Aisin AI, and Toyota Motor will consolidate development and Japanese production of manual transmissions under Aisin AI. Aisin AI is a specialist manufacturer of manual transmissions engaging in development and production for...


just-auto Plus only US: Aisin Seiki agrees to pay fine of US$35.8m over violation of US Antitrust law

14 November 2014

Aisin Seiki has entered into a Plea Agreement with the United States Department of Justice (DOJ), agreeing to pay a fine of US$35.8m based on charges that Aisin violated the US Antitrust law in connection with part of the sales of Variable Valve Timing (VVT)...


just-auto Plus only JAPAN: Aisin Seiki’s net sales up 3.4% to US$12.77bn in H1/FY2015

3 November 2014

Aisin Seiki's net sales for first half of fiscal year ending 31 March 2015 were up 3.4% to JPY1.43tn (US$12.77bn) compared with JPY1.39tn in corresponding period previous year. The operating income for the period was down 18.2% to JPY70.55bn from JPY86.28bn....

Aisin Seiki news

ZF enters strategic research partnership

1 September 2017

ZF has entered into a 'pioneering strategic research partnership' to coincide with the op...


PSA reportedly talking French Aisin gearbox build

18 May 2017

PSA Group reportedly is in talks to build Toyota-owned supplier Aisin's automatic gearboxes at on...


just-auto Plus only Aisin Group to supply transmissions for Elio

11 April 2017

Elio Motors the startup vehicle manufacturer planning to launch a three-wheeled vehicle that will...


just-auto Plus only FCA presents new 2017 Jeep Compass

24 February 2017

The all-new 2017 Jeep Compass expands the brand’s global reach with an unmatched combinatio...


just-auto Plus only Aisin Group introduces new transmissions at NAIAS

12 January 2017

Aisin Group, a world leader in the manufacturing and supply of automotive components and systems...


Toyota president to head EV division

30 November 2016

Toyota Motor has appointed its president to head the newly formed electric car division, a move t...



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