Nissan Logo – Nissan Motor Company, Limited is a manufacturer Japanese of cars. Its common name, Nii san, is an acronym for “Nippon Sangyo” (Japanese for “Japanese industry”). Currently ranked second in sales in Japan and is among the major auto companies in terms of annual production of vehicles.
Nissan’s history dates back to Kwaishinsha Co., an automobile factory founded by Hashimoto Masujiro in Azabu-Hiroo district, Tokyo in 1911. Hashimoto was a pioneer in the automotive industry in Japan since its inception. In 1914, a small passenger car was developed based on your own, and in the following year the car made its debut on the market under the name of Dat. Dat represents the first letters of the surnames of the three mainstays of Hashimoto: Kenjiro Den, Rokuro Aoyama and Takeuchi Meitaro.
Jitsuyo Jidosha Co., Ltd., another precursor of Nissan, was established in Osaka in 1919 to manufacture three-wheeled vehicles Gorham, designed by American engineer William R. Gorham. The tools, components and materials were imported by the U.S. company, making it one of the most modern in those days.
Jidosha Seizo Kabushiki-Kaisha, (“Automobile Manufacturing” in Castilian) was established on December 26, 1933, taking over all operations for manufacturing Datsuns division of Tobata Co., Ltd. and its name was changed to Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. on June 1, 1934. Its founder was Yoshisuke Aikawa. He had big plans to mass produce 10,000 to 15,000 units per year, and was about to put his plan into practice.
The first passenger car small Datsun plant left Yokohama in April 1935, vehicle exports to Australia were also released the same year. Datsun cars symbolized Japan’s rapid advances in modern industrialization, as evidenced by the slogan of those days, “the rising sun flag and Datsun as coach of choice.”