The origin of Mitsubishi goes back to 1870 when the founder, Yataro Iwasaki, started a shipping firm with three aging steamships. Yataro's brother, son and nephew expanded the business into various fields during their respective terms as president and set the foundation of the Mitsubishi companies. After WWII, the original Mitsubishi organization was disbanded to become the independent companies they are today.
The most lucid and best known of Mitsubishi's principles is called "Sankoryo".
The three-diamond Mitsubishi mark embodies over 130 years of tradition that has earned the trust and confidence of people worldwide.