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Company nameSaminda Motor Company
OwnerStarfish
Founded year1950
CountryJapan
History

Overview

Founded : Minato Japan , January 20 1950
Founder : Kuro Saminda , Arata Daisuke
Key people : Yuko Ono (Chairman) , Shibuya Kuge (President and CEO)
Number of Employees : 136,372


TimeLine
1906 : Kuro Saminda was born in a poor family in Hiroshima Village
1913 : He was interested in cars when he first time saw a car , and the smell of the gasoline he will never forget.
1926 : Saminda graduated in Taihoku Imperial University in Engineering
1926 : Saminda worked in a Mechanic shop and he learned a lot from his master , Ichiro Kanji
1936 : Ichiro had lung cancer and dead on August 22 , Saminda was his most trustworthy student and Ichiro was a orphan , he pass his business to him.
1936 : Saminda recruited his best friend who also has the same interest with him , Arata Daisuke
1939 : World war 2 started
1945 : World war 2 ended , Saminda mechanic shop was destroyed
1946 : Saminda spend all his saving and founded the Saminda Technical Research Institute
1950 : Saminda Motor Company was found.
1956 : First engine was created , a 998cc engine making 48hp
1958 : Saminda Motor Company begin business and sold their first production car , the C1
1962 : C1 became one of the best selling vehicle in Japan for first 4 years.
1964 : C3 was released
1970 : CZ5 was the first high performance vehicle from Saminda that produced 160hp on a 2000cc engine
1974 : C3 sales record was the highest ever in Saminda
1980 : Total production hit 10million
1981 : Arata died at the age of 72
1990 : All Saminda lineup received the ''Best Quality Award" from J.D Power
1993 : Saminda was hospitalized for stroke
1994 : Saminda died at the age of 88
1994 : New CEO was appointed by Saminda , the Chief Engineering for the CZ5 , Shibuya Kuge
2004 : C5 was the best selling mid-size vehicle that year with 60,000 units
2008 : CR5 was the best selling SUVs that year with 35,000 units
2012 : C1 50th Anniversary edition released
2014 : C3 50th Anniversary Edition released
2015 : New C3 Type R released



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