- May 21, 2008
- The Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony was held in Thailand.
AISIN AI (THAILAND) CO., LTD. (head office: Chachoengsao, President: Hiroyuki OKADA) has accepted the order for the middle torque rear-wheel drive (RWD) transfer case for TOYOTA Pick-Up Truck "HILUX Vigo".
AISIN AI (THAILAND) (hereinafter referred as AI-AT) is the subsidiary company, as a manufacturing base, of AISIN AI Co., Ltd (head office: Nishio City, Aichi pref., President: Masahiro SUO).
Until now, AI-AT has produced the 5-Speed Manual transmission for the HILUX Vigo.
Owing to accept the new order, AI-AT decided the construction of a new plant on the west-neighboring site of the current plant. Today, The Foundation Stone Laying Ceremony for safe construction had held from 8:35a.m.
The new plant will be completed in May 2009.
AI-AT will be increasing the production capacity from 300,000 to 800,000 units.
The transfer case will be the coming main product of AI-AT.
Image of the new plant