Isuzu has a long and successful history in diesel engines, having been an innovator and manufacturer of diesel engines since 1936.
Over the decades, Isuzu has become synonymous with diesel engines in Japan, and highly regarded for its advanced technologies around the world.
As one of the world's leading diesel engine and commercial vehicle manufacturers, Isuzu produces more than 1 million diesel engines annually. Isuzu's leading edge diesel technologies have enhanced the environmental benefits of diesel engines, and their integration into a new generation of diesel engines has helped accelerate the growing use of Isuzu diesel engines and commercial vehicles in more than 100 countries around the world.
Today 75% of Isuzu's diesel engines by production volume and 65% by revenue are sold outside of Japan. Isuzu's engines are highly regarded in markets around the world, and production volumes have been steadily expanding year on year. As of 2007, cumulative production volume of Isuzu diesel engines reached 20 million.
In 2005 worldwide demand for industrial diesel engines was approximately 1.2 million per year, and Isuzu represented approximately 10% of the world market. In Japan, Isuzu is the leading supplier of industrial engines, with around 50% share of the market.