The Yanmar Technical Symposium 2016 (Ytec 2016) was held in Fukuoka City over two days on October 20 and 21.
This symposium has started in 2014 and is now in its third year. The objective of holding it is to organize "gathering of knowledge" in which engineers from throughout the Yanmar Group are able to share their know-how and views in ways that transcend boundaries within the group.
The 2016 symposium brought together 101 people in total, including eight engineers from seven overseas research and development divisions at YRE, YKRC, YNC, YSP, YAMINDO, YA, and YCEE, and 58 engineers chosen from operational divisions and subsidiaries in Japan. Activities included presentations on A SUSTAINABLE FUTURE and future directions for technology strategy, notable inventions , technical papers, internal industrial standards in FY2015, and a lecture on business models. There was also a workshop on new business incubation that looked ahead to 2020.