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Biwa Factory Announces Its Five Millionth Diesel Engine

August 3, 2015
Yanmar Co., Ltd.

Biwa Factory Announces Its Five Millionth Diesel Engine

YANMAR’s Biwa Factory announces that is has produced 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 the company’s 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 global emissions regulations. In this regard, YANMAR is actively involved in the development of cleaner engines that minimize environmental impact and enhance performance of the various industrial machines 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 (CARB) for its 19 to 56k diesel engines compliant with Tier 4 standards. Simultaneously, YANMAR received Tier 4 compliance certification from the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA). Moreover, in July 2013, YANMAR was the first enterprise to be certified by the Swiss Federal Office for the Environment for engines in the 19~37 kW 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 society, YANMAR continues its efforts to produce engines of enhanced performance and environmental responsiveness, actively contributing to the realization of a sustainable society.

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