The Aisin Group says it is to strengthen its production system for automatic transmissions, mainly in China and Japan. It projects a rise in production of automatic transmissions to 12.5m units a year in 2020.

A new automatic transmission manufacturing company has been established in Mizunami, Gifu, Japan

On 25 September 2017, Aisin AW acquired industrially zoned land in Mizunami City, Gifu for establishment of a wholly-owned automatic transmission manufacturing company, AW Mizunami.

Outline of new company

  • Company name: AW Mizunami
  • Location: 1905 Oda-cho, Mizunami, Gifu, Japan
  • Establishment: Scheduled for November 2017
  • Capital: JPY490m (US$4.29m)
  • Investment ratio: Aisin AW 100%
  • Representative: President Hideyuki Aoki (president, CVTEC Hokkaido)
  • Site area: 224,838 sq m
  • Building area: Factory building 28,800 sq m, Office building 6,000 sq m
  • Items produced: Automatic transmissions and parts
  • Production capacity: 400,000 units maximum (normal production capacity 360,000 units)
  • Start of production: Scheduled for December 2018
  • Number of Employees: Approximately 750 (as of the start of production) 

Increased production capacity at Tianjin AW Automatic Transmission
Aisin says it will expand our assembly line for FWD 6-speed automatic transmissions at Tianjin AW Automatic Transmission, located in Tianjin, China. Production will start in April 2019.

Aisin Seiki Nishio Die-casting Plant south building to be expanded
The company is planning to further expand the South Building of the Aisin Seiki Nishio Die-casting Plant, which was added in August 2017 to increase the production capacity of automatic transmission cases, with production scheduled to start in October 2018.

Steel parts plants to be expanded
Aisin is planning to expand head office plants and add production lines at Aisin Takaoka and Aisin Shinwa. Aisin Takaoka is scheduled to start production in May 2018 and Aisin Shinwa in June 2018.

Plant site acquired and automatic transmission parts manufacturing company established in Wakasa-cho, Fukui, Japan
On 28 October 2017, Aisin AW Industries concluded a basic agreement on real estate purchase of industrially zoned land and buildings owned by Nippon Sheet Glass in Wakasa Techno Valley, Wakasa-cho, Mikata-kaminaka-gun, Fukui Prefecture, with the goal of producing torque converters and transmission parts. The automatic transmission parts manufacturing company AW-I Wakasa will be established in November.

Outline of new company

  • Company name: AW-I Wakasa
  • Location: 1-1 Wakasa Techno Valley, Wakasa-cho, Mikata-kaminaka-gun, Fukui, Japan
  • Establishment: Scheduled for November 2017
  • Capital: JPY490m
  • Investment ratio: Aisin AW Industries 100%
  • Representative: President Masayuki Fukami (director, Aisin AW Industries)
  • Site area: 180,304 sq m
  • Building area: Factory building 44,582 sq m, Office building 2,560 sq m
  • Items produced: Torque converters, etc.
  • Start of production: Scheduled for May 2018
  • Number of employees: Approximately 50 (as of the start of production)