Yanmar to Begin Operations at Agricultural Joint Venture in Vietnam

December 4, 2014
Yanmar Co., Ltd.

Yanmar will begin operations of an agricultural business joint venture located in Vietnam. An opening ceremony will be held at the local office in Ho Chi Minh City and attended by representatives from Yanmar, joint venture partners, as well as Vietnamese and Japanese government officials.
Yanmar Agricultural Machinery Vietnam will serve to strengthen our agricultural business-related marketing, sales and service in the region.

1. Aim:

The world’s second largest exporter of rice, Vietnam presents tremendous opportunity relative to agricultural mechanization and high economic growth in the years to come.
With a view to solidifying its presence in the Vietnamese market, Yanmar established an agricultural research institute in Can Tho in March 2013, aiming at sustained market and social trend research towards the provision of enhanced solutions that best benefit the food production in the region.
This was augmented when Yanmar partnered with local conglomerate Sovico Holdings to conduct comprehensive market research. A large corporate group, Sovico encompasses bank, low-cost airline carrier, electric power, and resort hotel management operations.
This fruitful collaboration developed into establishing a joint venture in August 2014. Yanmar Agricultural Machinery Vietnam is expected to facilitate decision-making in the local market, and contribute significantly to assertive market development, with a focus on deepening customer relations and providing agricultural solutions tailored to the specific needs of the region.

2. Company Outline:

Name: Yanmar Agricultural Machinery Vietnam Co., Ltd.
President: Yoshihiro Okada
Location: Ho Chi Minh City
Scope: Sales and service of agricultural machinery
Established: August 2014
Capital: 5 million US dollars
Employees: approx. 40
Sales: approx. 1 billion yen (Note: FY2015 plan)

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