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Sagamihara Machinery Works

History : Sagamihara Machinery Works

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1920

Started as the Shibaura Works of Ohte-Shokai K.K., an automobile sales company, which was a subsidiary of Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co.,LTD., the predecessor of the present Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI).

1922

The Sibaura Works was taken over by Mitsubishi Internal Combustion Engine Mfg. Co., Ltd. and became the shibaura Plant of the Nagoya Machinery Works.

1929

The plant was moved to Oi (renamed the Oi Plant) and began trial manufacture of high-speed diesel engines and tanks.

1937

Established the Maruko Plant, which is the present Tokyo Motor Vehicle Works of Mitsubishi Motors Corp. (MMC), for mass production of automobiles.

1938

Designated by the army as a factory specializing in the production of tanks, and continued as such until the end of World War II.

1945

Converted to the production of consumer goods, including tractors for agricultural use.

1948

The Maruko Plant began repair of engines and equipment used for trucks and jeeps for U. S. Forces, while the Oi Plant continued to produce consumer goods.

1950

The Tokyo Machinery Works of East Japan Heavy-Industries, Ltd.was created when Mitubishi Heavy Industries was decentralized into three independent companies.

1952

Renamed Mitsubishi Nippon Heavy-Industries,Ltd.

1956

Began to produce additional consumer goods, including construction machinery such as tractors, motor graders, and high-speed diesel engines for industrial and marine use, as well as special vehicles and tanks.

1964

The three independent companies of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries decentralized in 1950 were merged again into one company under the present name and the works was renamed the Tokyo Machinery Works.

1970

Completed construcion of the Sagamihara Plant and commenced operations at its No. 1 Plant

1989

Established the Chitose Plant in Chitose city at the Hokkaido service base for vehicles and machinery

1991

Commenced mass production of the Type 90 Main Battle Tank
Commenced local production of turbochargers at MHI Equipment Europe B.V. in the Netherlands

1992

Entered into a joint venture with Caterpillar Inc. to form Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift America, Inc. in the United States, Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift Europe B.V. in the Netherlands, and Mitsubishi Caterpillar Forklift Asia Pte. Ltd. in Singapore, and commenced local production of forklift trucks in the U.S. and the Netherlands

2004

Established Shanghai MHI Turbocharger Co., Ltd. as a turbocharger manufacturer in China
Established MHI Equipment Alsace S.A.S as a Mid-High Speed Engine manufacturer in France

2007

Established MHI Engine System Asia Pte. Ltd. as a power generation system manufacturer and service provider in Singapore
Established MHI-VST Diesel Engines Pvt. Ltd. as a small engine manufacturer in India

2008

Established Mitsubishi Turbocharger Asia Co., Ltd. as a turbocharger manufacturer in Thailand
Established Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Forklift (Dalian) Co., Ltd. as a forklift manufacturer in China

2009

Began operating the No. 3 Plant as a dedicated turbocharger factory

2011

Commenced mass production of the Type 10 Main Battle Tank

2013

Established Shanghai MHI Engine Co., Ltd. as an engine manufacturer in China
Split off the forklift division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. and established Mitsubishi Nichiyu Forklift Co., Ltd. through a merger with Nippon Yusoki Co., Ltd.

2016

Split off the engine division and turbocharger division of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Engine & Turbocharger, Ltd.

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