Yanmar Co., Ltd.
||Heavy Equipment Manufacturing
||Osaka, Japan 1912 (as Yamaoka Hatsudoki Kosakusho)
||1-32, Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan
||Tadao Yamaoka, Chairman
Takehito Yamaoka, President
||161.3 billion yen (2004)
||3,308 (Consolidated base 14,955) as of 2010
Yanmar Co., Ltd. (ヤンマー株式会社 Yanmā Kabushiki-Gaisha) is a Japanese diesel engine manufacturer with more than 100 years of history. The engines are used in a wide range of applications, including seagoing vessels, construction equipment, agricultural equipment and generator sets.
Company description 
Yanmar is for the most part a corporation specializing in diesel engines, and also makes light fishing boats, hulls for ships, tractors, combine harvesters, rice-planting machines, snow throwers, transporters, tillers, mini excavators, portable diesel generators Side by Side UTV and Heavy Utility Machinery. Yanmar is one of the most famous among the top brands of agricultural, marine machinery in Japan and the world.
Yanmar was the first to put a diesel engine in a rice planting machine with a passenger seat. Small, light, air-cooled diesel engines are Yanmar's speciality. Yanmar also supplies engines to John Deere tractors and Thermo King Corporation used in refrigerated trucks and trailers.
Yanmar's headquarters are at 1-32, Chayamachi, Kita-ku, Osaka, Japan.
Yanmar is the patron of the J. League Division 1 soccer team Cerezo Osaka and sponsor for AFC Champions League, Yanmar Racing and several weather forecast programmes on Japanese television. They sponsor a German football club Borussia Dortmund and also are a global sponsor to Manchester United F.C..
- 1912 Yamaoka Magokichi sets up business under the name Yamaoka Engine Workshop.
- 1931 Inauguration of Yamaoka Engine Workshop Limited.
- 1936 Inauguration of Yamaoka Internal Combustion Machines Limited.
- 1940 Yamaoka Internal Combustion Machines amalgamates with Yamaoka Engine Workshop.
- 1952 Company name changes to Yanmar Diesel Limited.
- 2002 Company name changes to Yanmar limited.
- Yanbo Marbo Weather Forecast (ヤン坊マー坊天気予報, Yanbo-marbo tenki yoho)
- Fishery News (漁業ニューズ) on Wakayama Broadcasting System Co.
- FTV News sponsored by Yanmar (ヤンマー提供FTVニュース, Yanmar teikyo FTV nyusu) on Fukushima TV.
- Yanmar Family Hour (ヤンマーファミリーアワー, Yanmar famiri awa) on Tokyo Broadcasting System Television, including
- This article incorporates information from the revision as of 2006-04-06 of the equivalent article on the Japanese Wikipedia.
External links 
BYM News (press release)
Thu, 25 Apr 2013 02:11:12 -0700
The ORACLE TEAM USA chase boats, named Chase Boat YANMAR1 and Chase Boat YANMAR2, are each powered by two Yanmar 8LV-370Z diesel sterndrive engines. Using the latest technology to create a superior power package, each Yanmar 8LV 370 ...
Trade Only Today
Thu, 23 May 2013 07:16:14 -0700
Cummins, Yanmar, Onan, Westerbeke, Kohler, and Northern Lights experience and certifications are a plus. Candidates must have a valid U.S. driver's license, use of a vehicle, basic tools, and pass a required drug test. Competitive salary will ...
4-traders (press release)
Wed, 22 May 2013 07:03:41 -0700
Roadtec/Carlson Paving, Stoll Loaders, Sweepster Attachments and Yanmar America Power. For more information on AEM statistics programs go online to www.aem.org (Market information/Statistics). AEM recognized the following 103 companies in 2013 as ...
The Maritime Executive
Mon, 20 May 2013 07:44:18 -0700
The vessel is fitted with a pair of Yanmar 6AYM-GTE main engines, driving a pair of 5-bladed fixed-pitch propellers. Capable of speeds in excess of 27 knots, Cobia easily achieved its loaded service speed of 25 knots at 85% MCR on recent sea trials ...
Mon, 20 May 2013 07:50:45 -0700
The vessel is powered by twin Yanmar 6AYM-GTE main engines, driving a pair of 5-bladed fixed-pitch propellers. Capable of speeds in excess of 27 knots, Cobia easily achieved its loaded service speed of 25 knots at 85% MCR on recent sea trials.
Sat, 18 May 2013 09:28:50 -0700
Myanmar President Thein Sein's historic White House visit next week is the culmination of U.S. outreach to a former pariah regime. That's been based on a principle of taking "action for action" by deepening ties in response to democratic reforms. But ...
Bastrop Daily Enterprise
Thu, 16 May 2013 12:30:05 -0700
Among the items up for bid through the City are 20 vehicles including two 2002 Crown Victorias, a 2004 Crown Victoria and a 2000 Chevy S10 Blazer; a Woods bushhog, a Yanmar tractor, a 220 volt air compressor, various computers and equipment, scrap ...
Fri, 17 May 2013 22:13:25 -0700
Myanmar's president has pardoned at least 20 political prisoners just ahead of a historic visit to the United States that will highlight the two sides' improved relations brought about by the former pariah nation's democratic reforms. State media ...
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