In 1916, Japan established industrial group «Tokyo Ishikawajima Shipbuilding and Engineering Co», focused on the production of cars.
This event served as the birth of the «Isuzu» company. The first cars were produced under license, and since 1918 the company has also started production of Isuzu trucks. In 1933 the company was renamed into «Automobile Industries Co. Ltd », this happened after the merger with «Dot Automobile Manufacturing Inc».
And in 1937, after several more mergering and upgrades the name was changed to «Tokyo Automobile Industries Co. Ltd».
In 1949, after World War II, the company was renamed again into «Isuzu Motors Limited».
In 1971, the company bought a stake in the concern of General Motors, and later appeared the joint produced car Isuzu Gemini.
Since 1975, the company started to develop Isuzu U.S. market for the purpose of which there was opened a branch of «Isuzu Motors America». In 1985 the company launched its first Isuzu SUV Rodeo Bighorn. And in 1998 there was opened a branch of Isuzu in Poland - «Isuzu Motors Polska».
In 2000, the company opened a company in America «Isuzu General Motors Commercial Truck».At present there is a preparation for opening of new branches of Isuzu in a number of countries.