Harada was founded in 1956, by Kimado Harato. The company was originally called Harato Motors. Now, it is a very large Japanese corporation, which has expanded to produce more than engines and motorcycles.
Currently, Fenton Holdings Limited (@kmBlaine 's company) , Fabrique d’Automobiles d’Alsace-Lorraine (@Knightophonix 's company) , and FaehrGruber Gesellschaft mit beschrankter Haftung hold shares, each with 26%, 19%, and 51%. Previous shareholders were Temple Incorporated and Kurashiki Heavy Industries. (@Fayeding_Spray 's company)
Harada is famous for it’s reliability, and for the size of the company. The company has 10% share in FaerGruber Commercial, to expand to foreign commercial markets, outside of Harada-Commercial, and 100% in Ditana, which produces and has Kei cars, small cars, and budget cars, especially for developing markets, which are sold as Harada’s in some places (think, a combination of Daihatsu, and modern day Datsun). Harada also owns Rakuda, a premium-luxury brand, HRT, which stands for Harada Racing and sports Team, Harada-Powersport, which produces ATVs, motorcycles, boats, and more, and Harada-Aircraft which produces aircraft and jet engines. Harada-MV produces military land vehicles based off normal Harada models, for both private militant and government usage.
Harada shows as Harada Motor Corporation (7233) on the Nikkei Index
Key individuals: Izumo Harato (President) Sasori Yoichi (CEO)
Production output: 17,233,586 units
Revenue: ¥37,199,370 million
Profit: ¥1,937,350 million
Total assets: ¥8,229,739,106 million
Number of employees: 429,184*
1956-1968: Harato Motors
1968-1996: Harada Motor Corporation
2006-Present: Harada Motor Corporation