Yamaha Corporation

Yamaha Motor and Tier IV Establish JV for autonomous transportation service

Friday, March 27, 2020 - 2:00am

Yamaha Motor and Tier IV, which have jointly developed autonomous transportation serviceson a pilot basis, started to trial services on production lines this month at Yamaha Motor's Hamakita Plant in Hamamatsu, as a step toward creating a smart factory.

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  • Yamaha Motor and Tier IV, which have jointly developed autonomous transportation serviceson a pilot basis, started to trial services on production lines this month at Yamaha Motor's Hamakita Plant in Hamamatsu, as a step toward creating a smart factory.
  • Now, eve autonomy is taking over this pilot trial from its parent companies to provide the autonomous transportation service to Yamaha Motor manufacturing plants in Japan and overseas.
  • Makoto Shimamoto, Yamaha Motor Director and Mobility Technology Division General Manager, said, "eve autonomy will provide an autonomous transportation service for extra-efficient labor-saving production.
  • Shinpei Kato, Tier IV Founder and CTO said, "This collaboration between a leading Japanese company like Yamaha Motor and a deep-tech startup like Tier IV will be highly competitive on the global stage.

Production to Pause at Yamaha U.S. Manufacturing Subsidiaries

Monday, March 23, 2020 - 2:40pm

All of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.s U.S.-based manufacturing subsidiaries have decided to pause production in response to the increase in COVID-19 infections nationwide.

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  • All of Yamaha Motor Corporation, U.S.A.s U.S.-based manufacturing subsidiaries have decided to pause production in response to the increase in COVID-19 infections nationwide.
  • The wellbeing of employees is of utmost importance, said Bob Starr, Corporate Communications Manager for Yamaha Motor Corp, U.S.A.
  • Affected manufacturing plants include Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America based in Newnan, GA.; Yamaha Jet Boat Manufacturing U.S.A., Inc. based in Vonore, TN.
  • Additional U.S.-based Yamaha subsidiaries and brands include Skeeter Products, Inc. (Texas), G3 Boats (Missouri), Yamaha Marine Precision Propellers, Inc. (Indiana), Bennett Marine (Florida), and Kracor Rotational Molders (Wisconsin).

Yamaha Supports SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation

Thursday, March 19, 2020 - 1:00pm

MARIETTA, Ga., March 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yamaha Motor Corp., USA , recently provided a new 2020 Yamaha Wolverine X4 XT-R Edition Side-by-Side (SxS) to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation (NSWFF) for auction at their annual fundraiser near San Diego, California.

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  • MARIETTA, Ga., March 19, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yamaha Motor Corp., USA , recently provided a new 2020 Yamaha Wolverine X4 XT-R Edition Side-by-Side (SxS) to the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation (NSWFF) for auction at their annual fundraiser near San Diego, California.
  • Yamaha is proud to continue supporting the SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation and its mission of assisting the families of those who defend our freedoms, said Steve Nessl, Yamaha motorsports marketing manager.
  • The SEAL-Naval Special Warfare Family Foundation is a San Diego based 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization founded in 2008 that raises awareness and funds for special programs in direct support of the NSWFF families on a local, national, and global scale.
  • Further U.S.-based Yamaha companies include Skeeter Boats (Texas), G3 Boats (Missouri), Bennet Marine (Florida), Yamaha Precision Propeller (Indiana), and Kracor, Inc. (Wisconsin).

Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative Awards Over $400,000 in 2019

Tuesday, March 17, 2020 - 5:45pm

MARIETTA, Ga., March 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yamaha Motor Corp., USA , announces it awarded more than $127,000 to eight organizations in the fourth quarter grant cycle of the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) for 2019, bringing the annual grant total to over $400,000.

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  • MARIETTA, Ga., March 17, 2020 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Yamaha Motor Corp., USA , announces it awarded more than $127,000 to eight organizations in the fourth quarter grant cycle of the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative (OAI) for 2019, bringing the annual grant total to over $400,000.
  • Yamaha continues to encourage outdoor recreation groups and land stewardship associations to get involved in land access projects, knowing support from the Yamaha OAI program is available to nonprofit and tax-exempt groups.
  • The Outdoor Access Initiative has achieved some milestones around helping key stakeholders those who actually do the work on the ground secure the funding they require.
  • Connect with Yamaha on social media via @YamahaOutdoors or search the following hashtags on all platforms: #Yamaha #YamahaOAI #REALizeYourAdventure #ProvenOffRoad #AssembledInUSA #Yamaha10YearBelt
    For more than a decade, the Yamaha Outdoor Access Initiative has led the Powersports industry in guaranteeing responsible access to our nations land for outdoor enthusiasts.

Yamaha Names Charleston-Based Fox Music House 2019 Southeastern 'Dealer of the Year'

Thursday, March 5, 2020 - 11:00am

BUENA PARK, Calif., March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Yamaha Corporation of America has named Charleston-based Fox Music House its 2019 piano "Dealer of the Year" in its Southeastern region, recognizing it as one of the company's exceptional retailers.

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  • BUENA PARK, Calif., March 5, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ --Yamaha Corporation of America has named Charleston-based Fox Music House its 2019 piano "Dealer of the Year" in its Southeastern region, recognizing it as one of the company's exceptional retailers.
  • Fox Music House is a family-owned and -run business founded nearly a century ago in 1928 by Otto Z.
  • The store is now managed by their great-grandson Joseph Fox under the ownership of Joseph's father Charles.
  • The Dealer of the Year award in the Southeastern region goes to the top-rated Yamaha dealer in seven southeastern U.S. states plus parts of Virginia and Arkansas.

Notice of Successful Civil Lawsuit Ruling Against Four Chinese Firms That Produced and Sold Counterfeit Yamaha PA Analog Mixers in China

Thursday, February 27, 2020 - 4:00am

Yamaha Corporation (hereinafter Yamaha) announced that the Guangzhou Intellectual Property Court upheld the design right infringement suit brought by Yamaha against four companies* in China regarding the production and sale of counterfeit Yamaha PA analog mixers.

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  • Yamaha Corporation (hereinafter Yamaha) announced that the Guangzhou Intellectual Property Court upheld the design right infringement suit brought by Yamaha against four companies* in China regarding the production and sale of counterfeit Yamaha PA analog mixers.
  • During November and December 2019, the court announced rulings in favor of Yamaha on all counts versus the defendants.
  • Yamaha initiated the lawsuit asserting that the four companies had infringed on the design rights of Yamaha PA analog mixers MG16XU and MG12XU from February 2019 to October 2019.
  • Yamaha Corporation has long taken various measures against counterfeit products such as civil action, police raids, customs injunctions, and placed informative advertising in China and worldwide.

Yamaha Entertainment Group Wins Four Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards

Friday, February 21, 2020 - 10:15pm

NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Yamaha Entertainment Group of America recently won four Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards for its short film "World Without Music."

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  • NASHVILLE, Tenn., Feb. 21, 2020 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Yamaha Entertainment Group of America recently won four Midsouth Regional Emmy Awards for its short film "World Without Music."
  • Yamaha Entertainment Group, a Franklin, Tennessee-based boutique record label and subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation of America, earned victories in the "Director, Short Form," "Audio," "Photographer," and "Editor/Program" categories.
  • Chris Gero and his team at Yamaha Entertainment Group have won 11 Regional Emmy Awards since 2016.
  • Home to more than 3,600 talented artists, Yamaha Entertainment Group is responsible for the development and advancement of the Yamaha brand name through numerous artist related activities worldwide.

Yamaha Marine Names Duane Kuck 2020 Marine Industry Champion

Friday, February 14, 2020 - 2:00pm

Duane Kuck, CEO, Regal Boats, became the first annual recipient of the Yamaha Marine Industry Champion award on Thurs., Feb. 13, during the 2020 Miami International Boat Show.

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  • Duane Kuck, CEO, Regal Boats, became the first annual recipient of the Yamaha Marine Industry Champion award on Thurs., Feb. 13, during the 2020 Miami International Boat Show.
  • View the full release here: https://www.businesswire.com/news/home/20200214005263/en/
    Duane Kuck, CEO, Regal Boats, accepts 2020 Yamaha Marine Industry Champion Award from Ben Speciale, Yamaha Marine U.S. Business Unit President (Photo: Business Wire)
    After Hurricane Dorian made landfall in the Bahamas, Duane and his wife Cindy took immediate action to help, privately funding three helicopter search and rescue missions to help evacuate the people who were stranded in the areas most affected by the storm, said Ben Speciale, President, Yamaha Marine U.S. Business Unit.
  • True stewards of his familys legacy in the marine industry, Duane and Cindys actions and involvement are fueled by integrity, loyalty and a drive to do the right thing.
  • Family-run, Regal Boats continues to make its mark as a premier boat brand as well as a marine industry champion.

Yamaha Offers Incentive Coupons During 2020 Miami International Boat Show®

Thursday, February 13, 2020 - 1:00pm

Yamaha Marine is offering incentive coupons to qualified customers who take demo rides on boats equipped with Yamaha Helm Master integrated boat control system or on boats powered by Yamaha V6 Offshore outboards during the 2020 Miami International Boat Show.

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  • Yamaha Marine is offering incentive coupons to qualified customers who take demo rides on boats equipped with Yamaha Helm Master integrated boat control system or on boats powered by Yamaha V6 Offshore outboards during the 2020 Miami International Boat Show.
  • Helm Master demo coupons are also eligible for redemption with new Yamaha F150, F175 and F200 outboards in twin configurations.
  • Yamaha will distribute coupons through the end of the 2020 Miami International Boat Show on Feb. 17, 2020.
  • When stacked together, the demo coupons and Reliable Choice sales event give Miami show attendees the opportunity to add a lot of value to eligible Yamaha outboard purchases, said Dale Barnes, Division Manager, Marketing, Yamaha Marine Engine Systems.

Yamaha Motor Records Slight Decrease in 2019 Consolidated Sales

Wednesday, February 12, 2020 - 6:15am

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7272) announced today that for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019, consolidated net sales were 1,664.8 billion yen, a decrease of 0.5% from the same period the previous year.

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  • Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7272) announced today that for the fiscal year ending December 31, 2019, consolidated net sales were 1,664.8 billion yen, a decrease of 0.5% from the same period the previous year.
  • Sales increased in the marine and financial services segments, however dipped in the land mobility and robotics businesses.
  • Marine business net sales rose 2.0% thanks to an increase in outboard motor, water vehicle and sports boat sales in North America and Europe.
  • For 2021, Yamaha Motor forecasts a 5.7% increase in net sales to 1,760.0 billion yen, with operating income expected to grow 6.6% to 123.0 billion yen.