Yanmar Co., Ltd. (ヤンマー株式会社, Yanmā Kabushiki-Gaisha)
is a Japanese diesel engine manufacturer founded in Osaka,
1912. Their engines are used in a wide range of applications including
seagoing vessels, construction equipment, agricultural equipment and
1 Company description
2 Company name origin
5 External links
Yanmar Corporate Headquarters (Japan)
Yanmar was founded in March 1912 in
Osaka Japan by Magokichi
The company specializes in diesel engines, and also makes light
fishing boats, hulls for ships, tractors, combine harvesters,
rice-planting machines, gas heat pumps, snow throwers, transporters,
tillers, mini excavators, portable diesel generators Side by Side UTV
and Heavy Utility Machinery. When the company began in 1912, it
manufactured gasoline-powered engines before producing some of the
world's first practical small diesel engines in the early
Yanmar also supplies engines to John Deere tractors and for some
Thermo King Corporation
Thermo King Corporation coolers used in refrigerated trucks and
trailers. Within the last 20 years,
Yanmar has also established a
growing presence in the domestic UAV market in
Japan and elsewhere,
with small helicopter UAVs primarily used in agricultural spraying and
other forms of aerial application.
Yanmar is the patron of the
J. League Division 1
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..
Company name origin
As described on the company website, "The name [Yanmar] is a
combination of the Yanma Dragonfly (known by names such as Oniyanma
and Ginyanma) and the "Yama" from the name of the company founder
Yanmar 2GM20 marine diesel engine, installed in a sailboat.
Yanmar tracked dumper
1912 - Yamaoka Magokichi sets up business under the name Yamaoka
Hatsudoki Seisakusho (Yamaoka Engine Workshop).
1933 - Production of world's first practical small diesel.
1992 - The company produces its 10 millionth diesel engine.
Yanmar increased its stake in the Indian company International
Tractors, the maker of Sonalika branded tractors, to 30%. The
company also bought German compact equipment maker Schaeff and forged
a partnership with
Toyota to develop “next generation hulls” for
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(in English) Official site
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