News Release

Biwa Factory Announces Its Five Millionth Diesel Engine

August 3, 2015
Yanmar Co., Ltd.

Yanmar-made TNV model engine, compliant with the latest emission regulations
Yanmar-made TNV model engine, compliant with the latest emission regulations

Yanmar's Biwa Factory has announced the production of its five millionth industrial diesel engine.

Located in Shiga Prefecture, Japan, the Biwa Factory has been Yanmar's leading plant for the manufacture of vertical water-cooled diesel engines since its establishment in 1995. Utilizing state-of-the-art equipment and proprietary technologies, the plant has in place a high-mix low-volume production system that efficiently responds to the diverse needs of our various customers around the world.

Recent years have seen a growing awareness of environmental issues, and with this, there has been a gradual tightening of emission regulations the world over. In this regard, Yanmar is actively involved in the development of ever cleaner engines that minimize environmental impact and enhance performance of the various industrial machinery they are installed in. In recognition of its market-leading environmental initiatives, in June 2012, Yanmar became the first manufacturer in the world to be certified by the California Air Resources Board for diesel engines in the range 19 to 56kW, compliant with Tier 4 standards. Simultaneously, Yanmar received Tier 4 compliance certification from the Environmental Protection Agency. Moreover, in July 2013 Yanmar was the first enterprise to be certified by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment for engines in the 19~37kW class under the Ordinance on Air Pollution Control, the world's strictest diesel engine regulations.

Looking to meet the ever-changing and diverse needs of our times, Yanmar continues its efforts to produce engines of enhanced performance and environmental responsiveness, actively contributing to the realization of a sustainable society.

Biwa Factory, Japan
Biwa Factory, Japan
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