Toy­ota founder Kiichiro Toy­oda has been in­ducted into the Au­to­mo­tive Hall of Fame in Detroit, USA, to recog­nise his ex­tra­or­di­nary vi­sion and en­tre­pre­neur­ial spirit

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Toy­oda is cred­ited with ex­pand­ing the tex­tile busi­ness cre­ated by his fa­ther, Sa­kichi, into au­to­mo­tive man­u­fac­tur­ing in 1933. His tech­ni­cal skills and lead­er­ship forged the foun­da­tions of a com­pany that’s grown into one of the most re­spected in the world.

“Kiichiro Toy­oda em­bod­ied fore­sight and in­no­va­tion that few peo­ple in his­tory pos­sess, demon­strated by his sig­nif­i­cant con­tri­bu­tions to the au­to­mo­tive in­dus­try,” says Ramzi Her­miz, Chair­man of the Au­to­mo­tive Hall of Fame, which hon­ours those who’ve made out­stand­ing con­tri­bu­tions to the in­dus­try.

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