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April 2, 2007

Cumulative total production of 4-speed automatic transmissions for compact and mid-size FWD vehicles reaches 10 million units

JATCO Ltd, a manufacturer specializing in automatic transmissions (AT, CVT) (President & CEO: Shigeo Ishida; Headquartered in Fuji City, Shizuoka, Japan, Paid-up Capital: 29.9353 billion yen) has achieved a cumulative total production of 10 million 4-speed automatic transmissions for compact and mid-size FWD (front-wheel-drive) vehicles (model F03A).

Since first launched the AT in the Kambara area (Shimizu-ku, Shizuoka City, Shizuoka) in March 1989, JATCO has steadily expanded the model of equipped vehicles, mainly of Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., and the total production of the AT has climbed to 10 million units-a new milestone for JATCO AT-in about 18 years.

The transmission is produced in the Kambara area and is supplied to Nissan Motor Co., Ltd., Renault Samsung Motors and other automakers. It is installed primarily in compact cars such as Nissan's March and Tiida.

[Course of cumulative total production to 10 million units]
œ March 1989 Start of production in the Kambara area (the Nissan Kambara
Manufacturing Plant at that time). Installed in "Sunny"
œ February 1992 Cumulative total production reaches 1 million units.
œ November 1993 Cumulative total production reaches 2 million units.
œ September 1998 Cumulative total production reaches 5 million units.
œ April 2002 Start of deliveries to Renault Samsung Motors. Installed in "SM3".
œ March 2007 Cumulative total production reaches 10 million units.

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