December 5, 2014
Tohatsu reach landmark production figures
Tohatsu Reaches a Landmark Production of 3.5 Million Outboard Engines
Tohatsu Corporations manufacturing plant in Japan, Tohatsu Marine Corporation reached the cumulative* production of 3.5 million units of outboard motors on the 29th October 2014. This makes Tohatsu Marine Corporation the largest producer of outboard motors in the world.
Tohatsu Marine Corporation, have been producing outboard motors since 1956 and are known in Japan as the pioneer of manufacturing and development of outboard motors. Tohatsu Marine Corporation, are also well known as the OEM supplier with customers valuing the product’s quality, marketability and reliability.
*Cumulative Production – Tohatsu Marine Corporation manufactures outboard engines for their own brand, Tohatsu Outboards. The Tohatsu Marine Corporation also manufactures outboard engines for Mercury, Mariner, Evinrude, and Nissan Marine.
About Tohatsu Corporation
Founded on October 20th 1922, Tohatsu Corporation then named Takata Motor Research Institute, manufactured railcars. R&D of high-speed portable engine generators and radio controlled generators began immediately and were brought to production in 1930. During the1930’s and 40’s, Tohatsu consolidated its product line and moved its corporate office to Tokyo. In 1950, production and sales of motorcycles began.
1956 ushered in the production of Tohatsu Outboards with the “OB-1”, an air-cooled 1.5 hp outboard. Since then, Tohatsu outboard motors have capably served a variety of marketplaces: commercial fishing, marine transport, recreation and competition.
In January 2005, Tohatsu opened a new state-of-the-art manufacturing plant in the mountainous area of central Japan that boasts over 34,000 sq.ft. of space and has a production capacity of over 200,000 outboards per year. Tohatsu’s new plant uses technologically advanced machinery to produce reliable outboards with award winning reputations. All Tohatsu outboard motors are produced in Japan.
About Tohatsu Marine limited
Tohatsu Marine Ltd has been importing Tohatsu Outboards since 1990 and has an extensive UK and Ireland dealer network. All the dealers are backed up by leading technical and parts support.