Michio Suzuki (inventor)

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Michio Suzuki
Michio Suzuki bust at Suzuki Museum, Hamamatsu
すずき みちお

(1887-02-10)10 February 1887
Died27 October 1982(1982-10-27) (aged 95)
OccupationBusinessman, inventor
Known forFounder of Suzuki

Michio Suzuki (鈴木 道雄, Suzuki Michio) was a Japanese businessman and inventor, who founded the present multinational motor corporation Suzuki.[2] He began the company in October 1909, originally as the "Suzuki Loom Manufacturing Company".[1]

Suzuki harvested cotton as a child, and then became an apprentice for a loom manufacturer. Suzuki built a loom for his mother, and its design was faster than other looms of the time, when word spread, Suzuki started a loom business in 1909. In 1937, Suzuki built his first automobile.[3]

People abbreviated years[edit]

  • 1887 (Meiji 20) – On 18 February farmers in farm households It was born as the second son of. I cited "[Sugawara no Michizane]" praised as an academic god and was named "Michio".
  • From 1894 to 1895 (Meiji 27 – 28) – From 7 to 8 years old, I cotton-picked with my parent's help and I grew up listening to the sound of looms.
  • 1901 (Meiji 34) – Maio, a 14-year-old, was born and had hands dexterous, so contractor (now first-class architect (Concurrently serving as a carpenter's ruler), he was known for his severe guidance. Imamura Kotaro I entered a practicing (apprenticeship) under his parents.
  • 1908 (Meiji 41) – 21-year-old Michio, who finished his 7 years of practicing, focused on the growing demand for footwork machine, We made a loom. This will be the cornerstone of the later Suzuki Loom Machinery Works foundation. Hamana-gun Tenjin Machiya-ken Kanakajima The two-story silkworm room received from the birthplace on the land borrowed to Kamishinada was rebuilt, renovated as a factory, and started business based here.
  • 1909 (Bamanashi-gun] Tenjin town village Two-storey building received from the birthplace on the land borrowed in Kamiakashima Kaminda Silkworm relocated the room and renovated it as a factory. Started business based here, and founded Suzuki Loom Machinery Works as a base for Suzuki.
  • 1936 (Showa 11) – Automobile Efforts to develop Also we completed prototype vehicles, but research and development are suspended due to Greater East War.
  • 1946 (Showa 21 or later – Research on automobile development resumes development after the war The development of resumed light four wheel is 1954 Power-free issue, Diamond Free issue, CORDA No. and the motorcycle motorcycle was also completed. Proceeded with production and gained popularity.
  • 1954 (Showa 29) – Company name was changed from Suzuki Loom Machinery to Suzuki Motor Industry Co., Ltd..
  • 1955] (Showa 30) – announced the light wheel "Suzuraito".
  • 1957 (Showa 32) – In February I will transfer the president's position to the son-in-law's [[[Suzuki Shunzo]] (the second president) and take office as a counselor.

He died in Hamamatsu city on 27 October for * 1982 (Showa 57) – senility.


  • Even though I devote myself to study on a daily basis under my boss, Russo-Japanese War broke out at the age of 17 in the third year. With the influence of this war, the work of construction almost disappeared, and the master tried to switch the industry from carpenter to dish making. As a result, Michio also learns the knowledge and skill of loom making. * Master Imamura turned his attention to the textile work that was a major export item at the time and turned to making a foot cloth machine.
  • I was fortunate to concentrate on the project because I was not able to comply with the regulation of draft inspection with a low height, and it was fortunate that I was transferred to the second replenishment soldier. I spent a few days to complete the first footwork machine with a single wooden iron and gave it to my grandmother.
  • There are more than 120 patent and utility model such as invention of Suzuki loom, but I was not satisfied with the manufacture of looms alone, I dreamed of entering a new field. That leads to the later development of automobiles.


  • Suzuki Shunzo – President of Suzuki Auto Industry 2nd Generation President, Mr. Michio Suzuki's eldest daughter's son
  • Suzuki Kojiro – President of Suzuki Auto Industry 3rd President, Michio Suzuki's Third Jungle
  • Osamu Suzuki (businessman) – Maiden Matsuda, current Suzuki chairman and CEO
  • Ono Hirotaka – former Director Senior Managing Officer, Osamu Suzuki's eldest daughter-in-law, 2007 president's next president candidate, 12 December 2007 died of pancreatic cancer
  • Suzuki Toshihiro – President of Suzuki currently, President of Osamu Suzuki eldest son
  1. ^ a b "People: Suzuki Michio". Hamamatsu Information Book. Hamanako Institute Corporation. Retrieved 6 January 2012.
  2. ^ NNDB. "Michio Suzuki".
  3. ^ "Michio Suzuki – a name woven into Suzuki's history".