Mitsubishi is a Japanese multinational conglomerate company that operates in a wide range of businesses, including automotive, electronics, chemicals, engineering, construction, and mining. The company was founded in 1870 by Iwasaki Yataro and since then has grown to become one of the largest companies in Japan.
1. Mitsubishi is the world's sixth-largest automobile manufacturer by production volume.
2. Mitsubishi is the largest Japanese manufacturer of trucks and buses.
3. Mitsubishi also manufactures aircraft engines and heavy equipment.
The company's name was originally "Mitsubishi Shokai", meaning "Mitsubishi Trading Company". It was later changed to "Mitsubishi Corporation" in 1971.