From a small mechanic shop to a one of the biggest car manufacturer.
Saminda Motor Company ( Japanese : サミンダ )(Pronouce as : SA-MIN-DA) is a Japanese company founded in 1950 .
Saminda Motor Co. is a international industrial company primarily known for its cars, engines and robots. To the products of the company include not only cars but also high tech engines for marines , aircraft and power equipment such as generators
Saminda has always been good value for money and even more so to make appropriate decisions for the buyer. Saminda has incredible potential and works productively on their models. Saminda produces one successful car after another, and people has long been fallen in love with this brand. A wide range of models as the C5 , C3 and CR3 gained massive popularity among buyers. And do not forget about the luxury subsidiary of Saminda, known as the Auxuras, which offers even more attractive style, incredible comfort and fuel efficiency.
Founded : Minato Japan , January 20 1950
Founder : Kuro Saminda , Arata Daisuke
Key people : Yuko Ono (Chairman) , Yuko Nagoya (President and CEO)
Number of Employees : 136,372
Division : Auxuras Motor Co. / Huali Motors
1906 : Kuro Saminda was born in a poor family in Hiroshima Village
1913 : He was interested in cars when he first saw a car , the smell of the gasoline he will never forget.
1926 : Saminda graduated in Taihoku Imperial University in Engineering
1926 : Saminda worked in a Mechanic shop and he learned a lot from his master , Ichiro Kanji
1936 : Ichiro had lung cancer and dead on August 22 , Saminda was his most trustworthy student and Ichiro was a orphan , he pass his business to him.
1936 : Saminda recruited his best friend who also has the same interest with him , Arata Daisuke
1939 : World war 2 started
1945 : World war 2 ended , Saminda mechanic shop was destroyed
1946 : Saminda spend all his saving and founded the Saminda Technical Research Institute
1950 : Saminda Motor Company was found.
1956 : First engine was created , a 998cc engine making 48hp
1958 : Saminda Motor Company begin business and sold their first production car , the C1
1962 : C1 became one of the best selling vehicle in Japan for first 4 years.
1964 : C3 was released
1970 : CZ5 was the first high performance vehicle from Saminda that produced 160hp on a 2000cc engine
1974 : C3 sales record was the highest ever in Saminda
1980 : Total production hit 10million
1981 : Arata died at the age of 72
1990 : All Saminda lineup received the ''Best Quality Award" from J.D Power
1993 : Saminda was hospitalized for stroke
1994 : Saminda died at the age of 88
1994 : New CEO was appointed by Saminda , the Chief Engineering for the CZ5 , Hiroshi Abe
2009 : C5 was the best selling mid-size vehicle that year in USA with 611,340 units
2009 : CR3 was the best selling SUV in USA that year with 536,531 units
2012 : C1 50th Anniversary edition released
2014 : C3 50th Anniversary Edition released
Saminda i-VIC Engine Technology System
The i-VIC system stand for Intelligent Variable Intake Control and is introduced in 1990 , It was invented by Saminda engineer Takao Ikazuo, it’s to improves fuel efficiency by controlling the fuel/air mixture using valve control rather than conventional throttle control , fast heating of the catalytic converter to its light-off temperature is possible, thereby reducing hydrocarbon emissions considerably, and to change the cam timing profile at certain RPM to give extra boost , the engine came with a new high-density, high-strength sintered alloy pulley that reduced inertial load on the timing belt and increasing the diameter of the intake valve. For instance, the engine revved 20% higher than the existing DOHC/SOHC unit and thus had to resist forced 40% bigger.
During 1985 then President of Saminda , have a new objective to make 100 horsepower per liter without any help of turbochargers. In 1990 Takao Ikazuo so invented the i-VIC system , the first i-VIC was introduced in the KE Series , which manage to make 110hp per liter , It was not only powerful, but it also idled more smoothly and had no staring problems. The i-VIC was praised from around the world for it technology and uniquely.