April 9, 2020
Yanmar Co., Ltd.

Almere, April 2020. As of 1 April, 2020, YANMAR Europe (YEU) and YANMAR Norge (YNO) have agreed to transfer all Commercial High-Speed (CHS) engines sales and after-sales activities in Norway to YEU.

From this date on, the Commercial Marine Department at YEU in The Netherlands is responsible for all sales, after-sales and spare parts inquiries for CHS dealers in Europe, Russia and Africa. The YEU department will handle all inquiries for commercial high speed engines in Norway with authorised dealers.

The market for marine engines is changing rapidly, partly due to increasingly strict emission regulations. With this change, YANMAR brings further development and retention of the market for Commercial High-Speed engines into one central strategy, providing solid support for further growth and the opportunity to build new relationships with owners in Norway and beyond.


As of this date, Johnny Huisman of YEU is responsible as sales engineer for the CHS market. With many years of experience in sales in the marine industry and practical knowhow on board of superyachts, he will focus on further developing the market for Commercial High-Speed engines.

“This strategic change is the next step in the development of the Commercial High Speed (CHS) market for YANMAR. We aim to fulfil the requirements of CHS customers in the Norway. This change will contribute to further strengthening of the direct contact with our Norwegian dealers, vessel owners and expand their businesses together with YEU,” says Eric Tigelaar, the Manager of Commercial Marine business unit at Yanmar Europe in The Netherlands.


With beginnings in Osaka, Japan, in 1912, YANMAR was the first ever to succeed in making a compact diesel engine of a practical size in 1933. Moving on, with diesel engines as the cornerstone of the enterprise, YANMAR has continued to expand its product range, services, and expertise to deliver total solutions as an equipment manufacturer. As a provider of small and large combustion engines, agricultural machinery and facilities, construction equipment, energy systems, marine, machine tools, and components — YANMAR’s global business operations span seven domains.

On land, at sea, and in the city, YANMAR’s Mission of “providing sustainable solutions focused on the challenges customers face, in food production and harnessing power, thereby enriching people’s lives for all our tomorrows,” stands testament to YANMAR’s determination to providing us with “A Sustainable Future.”

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