About YANMAR

100 years of YANMAR

History

2016

  • A new Brand statement: "A Sustainable Future" released

2015

  • Yanmar Philippines Corporation established in the Philippines
  • Yanmar Remote Support Center opened in Japan
  • Yanmar Co., Ltd. acquires a majority stake in Spain-based HIMOINSA, a multi-national company specializing in the seals and manufacture of energy systems.
  • YT tractor series launched
  • YANMAR BOAT MANUFACTURING VIETNAM CO.,LTD established in Vietnam

2014

  • HOKUTO YANMAR CO., LTD. and YANMAR AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT SALES CO., LTD. merged to form YANMAR AGRI JAPAN CO., LTD.
  • YANMAR SYMBIOSIS CO., LTD. established in Japan
  • New Osaka Head Office, the YANMAR FLYING-Y BUILDING, opened
  • YANMAR RUS LLC established in Russia
  • YANMAR AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY VIETNAM CO., LTD. established
  • YANMAR AGRICULTURAL RESEARCH INSTITUTE - IPB established in Indonesia
  • YANMAR COROMANDEL AGRISOLUTIONS PRIVATE LIMITED established in India
  • YANMAR MUSEUM granted the Building Contractors Society (BCS) Award by the Japan Federation of Construction Contractors
  • Acquired naming rights to the Nagai Stadium, Osaka, Japan

2013

  • Yanmar Honorary Chairman, Tadao Yamaoka, passed away
  • YANMAR HOLDINGS CO., LTD. established
  • New brand mark, the FLYING-Y, introduced
  • YANMAR CO., LTD. GLOBAL HUMAN RESOURCES DEVELOPMENT INSTITUTE opened in Japan
  • YANMAR MUSEUM opened in Japan
  • SEIREI INDUSTRY CO., LTD. merged into YANMAR AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY MANUFACTURING CO., LTD.
  • THE RREPRESENTATIVE OFFICE OF YANMAR CO., LTD. IN CAN THO CITY established in Vietnam
  • Production of vertical water cooled diesel engines at YANMAR ENGINE (SHANDONG) CO., LTD. started
  • Production of cast components at PT. YANMAR INDONESIA started
  • "SmartAssist" machine to machine (M2M) service started
  • Became the world's first manufacturer to be certified by Swiss Federal Office for the Environment (FOEN) for engines in the 19〜37kW class

2012

  • 100th anniversary of the company's founding
  • New Mission Statement introduced
  • HB model, the world's first commercially viable small diesel engine developed by Yanmar in 1933, registered as one of Japan's "Essential Historical Materials for Science and Technology" by the National Museum of Nature and Science in Tokyo
  • Became the world's first manufacturer to be awarded Tier IV certification for vertical water cooled diesel engines by the California Air Resources Board (CARB)
  • Yanmar Logistics Service Co., Ltd. awarded for Eco Modal Shift by Green Logistics Partnership Association

2011

  • PT. YANMAR INDONESIA established
  • YANMAR INDIA PRIVATE LIMITED established
  • YANMAR R&D EUROPE S.R.L. established in Italy
  • Production of tractors at Thailand-based YANMAR S.P. CO., LTD. started
  • MAIBARA RESEARCH & DEVELOPMENT CENTER awarded the Good Design Award by the Japan Institute of Design Promotion
  • Facilities damaged during the Great East Japan Earthquake and relief activities carried out

2010

  • AMMANN-YANMAR S.A. became the wholly owned subsidiary of YANMAR CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT CO., LTD. and adopted the name of YANMAR CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT EUROPE S.A.S.
  • YANMAR AGRICULTURAL INNOVATION CO., LTD. established in Japan

2009

  • YANMAR CO., LTD. - UK REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE established
  • YANMAR AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT CO., LTD. merged into YANMAR CO., LTD.

2008

  • KOBE CENTER, YANMAR LOGISTICS SERVICE CO., LTD. established in Japan

2007

  • YANMAR CO., LTD. - MOSCOW REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE established
  • YANMAR KOTA KINABALU R&D CENTER SDN. BHD. established in Malaysia
  • HB small horizontal water cooled diesel engine model designated Mechanical Engineering Heritage by The Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers (JSME)

2006

  • C.U.T. SUPPLY COMPANY LLC established in the U.S.A. by joint venture with MTD
  • YANMAR SOUTH AMERICA INDUSTRIA DE MAQUINAS LTDA. established in Brazil
  • EG 700 tractor series, the first in Japan to be equipped with an HMT continuously variable hydromechanical transmission, launched

2005

  • YANMAR CO., LTD. - INDIA REPRESENTATIVE OFFICE established
  • New brand mark and mission statement introduced
  • Awarded for electric propulsion systems by The Japan Institute of Marine Engineering (JIME)

2004

  • YANMAR (U.S.A), INC. merged into YANMAR DIESEL AMERICA CORPORATION to form YANMAR AMERICA CORPORATION
  • YANMAR CONSTRUCTION EQUIPMENT CO., LTD. established in Japan

2003

  • YANMAR ENGINE (SHANGHAI) CO., LTD. and SHANDONG SHIFENG YANMAR ENGINE CO., LTD. established in China
  • YANMAR ENERGY SYSTEM CO., LTD. established in Japan

2002

  • YANMAR CO., LTD. name adopted
  • EY26L medium speed marine diesel engine model launched

2001

  • P.T. YKT GEAR INDONESIA established
  • TRANSAXLE MANUFACTURING OF AMERICA CORPORATION established

2000

  • Research & Development Center established in Maibara, Japan
  • Awarded for the YCP9800 micro gas cogeneration systems series by The Japan Machinery Federation (JMF),
  • The Energy Conservation Center, Japan (ECCJ) and The Japan Gas Association (JGA)

1999

  • YANMAR AGRICULTURAL EQUIPMENT (CHINA) CO., LTD. factory opened
  • Awarded for cool containers by the Environment Agency of Japan (EA)

1998

  • Takehito Yamaoka assumed presidency
  • YANMAR MANUFACTURING AMERICA CORPORATION established
  • Awarded ISO 14001 certification for all small engine plants in Japan by the Japan Quality Assurance Association (JQA)
  • Became the first enterprise to be awarded marine diesel engine NOx certification by the International Maritime Organization (IMO)

1996

  • 6N18 and 6N21 marine engine models launched
  • Awarded for the EcoTra tractor series

1995

  • YANMAR CAGIVA S.p.A. (current name: YANMAR ITALY S.p.A.) established by joint venture with Cagiva
  • BIWA PLANT opened in Japan

1994

  • ViO excavator series launched
  • Awarded certification for the TNE vertical water cooled diesel engine series by the California Air Resources Board (CARB)

1993

  • Osaka Football Club Co., Ltd. and Cerezo Osaka football team established
  • Became the first enterprise to be awarded marine diesel engine emission certification by the International Committee of the Lake Constance Switzerland

1992

  • 10 millionth diesel engine produced
  • AMAGASAKI PLANT awarded ISO 9001 certification by the Lloyd's Register Quality Assurance Limited (LRQA)
  • Awarded ISO 9001 certification for small engines by The British Standards Institution (BSI) and the Japan Quality Assurance Organization (JQA)

1990

  • Awarded for the D outboard engine series by The Japan Machinery Federation (JMF)

1989

  • AMMANN-YANMAR S.A. established in France by joint venture with Ammann
  • TUFF TORQ CORPORATION established in the U.S.A.
  • YANMAR ASIA (SINGAPORE) CORPORATION PTE. LTD. established

1988

  • YANMAR EUROPE B.V. and YANMAR INTERNATIONAL EUROPE B.V. established in the Netherlands
  • YANMAR S.P. CO., LTD. established in Thailand
  • YANMAR MARINE FARM established in Japan

1987

  • Gas heat pump air conditioning systems launched
  • Awarded for the L air cooled diesel engine series by The Japan Machinery Federation (JMF)

1984

  • TN vertical water cooled diesel engine series launched
  • Operation of three 6RL-HT cogeneration system units started at the Antarctica-based Showa Station

1983

  • L35 ultra compact air cooled diesel engine model (3.5 Hp) launched
  • Awarded for the 3L15 marine propulsion engine model by The Japan Machinery Federation (JMF)

1981

  • 5 millionth horizontal water cooled diesel engine produced

1980

  • 16ZL, Yanmar's largest output engine model (5,000 Hp), launched
  • FZ22 pleasure boat model launched

1978

  • YANMAR THAILAND CO., LTD. established

1977

  • Research & Development Center established in Kyoto, Japan
  • Agreement regarding export of tractors concluded with U.S.A.-based John Deere

1975

  • P.T. YANMAR AGRICULTURAL MACHINERY MANUFACTURING INDONESIA established

1972

  • P.T. YANMAR DIESEL INDONESIA established
  • RM28 rotary outboard engine model launched

1971

  • YB600 mini excavator series launched

1970

  • KOGA PRECISE FOUNDRY CO., LTD. established in Japan

1968

  • Awarded the Deming Prize

1967

  • KINOMOTO PLANT opened in Japan, starting production with the YM273 tractor model (23Hp)

1966

  • YC and YS diesel power tiller series launched

1963

  • Tadao Yamaoka assumed presidency

1962

  • Yasuhito Yamaoka assumed presidency

1961

  • Osaka Head-office opened

1960

  • OMORI PLANT opened in Japan

1959

  • Yanboh & Marboh mascots weather forecast launched in Japan

1957

  • YANMAR DIESEL DO BRASIL LTDA. established in Brazil
  • Awarded the German Merit Cross. A Japanese stone garden commemorating Dr. Rudolf Diesel donated to the city of Augsburg, Germany

1955

  • Awarded the Diesel Gold Medal by the German Inventors' Association

1952

  • YANMAR DIESEL CO., LTD. name adopted
  • K1, world's smallest 4-cycle horizontal water cooled diesel engine model (1.5-2Hp), launched
  • 4MSL medium speed auxiliary engine model (120-130Hp) launched

1951

  • Founder Magokichi Yamaoka awarded the Medal with Blue Ribbon by the Government of Japan

1949

  • NAGAHARA PLANT opened in Japan, starting production with parts for small diesel engine fuel injection pumps

1947

  • KANZAKI KOKYUKOKI MFG. CO., LTD. established in Japan
  • LB and 2LB small marine engine models launched

1945

  • Main production facilities heavily damaged during World War II

1942

  • NAGAHAMA PLANT opened in Japan

1938

  • Awarded for research into internal combustion engines by the Japan Institute of Invention and Innovation (JIII)

1937

  • "To conserve fuel is to serve mankind" fundamental principle introduced

1936

  • AMAGASAKI PLANT opened in Japan, starting production with S diesel engines

1933

  • December 23: HB model, world's first commercially viable small diesel engine (5-6Hp), launched

1930

  • A 2-cycle, vertical diesel engine model (5Hp) launched

1925

  • An oil engine model for fishing boat applications launched

1921

  • YANMAR brand name adopted
  • A horizontal oil engine model launched

1920

  • A vertical oil engine model for agricultural applications launched

1912

  • Founded as YAMAOKA HATSUDOKI KOSAKUSHO, starting production with gas engines