Toyota Former President, Eiji Toyoda Dies at 100

Member of Toyota’s founding family, former president and CEO, Eiji Toyoda (100-years-old) died recently from a heart failure at Toyota Memorial Hospital in Toyota City.
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Mr. Eiji Toyoda served as Toyota president from 1967 to 1982 after he became chairman and continued to advise the company towards a continuous improvement, or “kaizen”, as they call it.

Eiji played a big role in Toyota’s ascension, being involved in the development of the Toyota Corolla we know today as the world best seller. He is also responsible for encouraging the company to build luxury cars, which later become the standalone Lexus brand.

Toyota Industries was founded by Sakichi Toyoda in 1926, company that was handling automated looms production. Later, in 1933, Sakichi’s son, Kiichiro Toyoda started his own company to make automobiles. The snowball got bigger and that company is known today as Toyota Motor Corporation. Eiji Toyoda's father was Sakichi's brother.
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