Yamaha Logo – Yamaha Corporation is a Japanese with a wide range of products and services, above all, musical instruments and electronics.Founded in 1890 as a factory for pianos and harmoniums by Torakusu Yamaha as Nippon Gakki Company, Limitedin Hamamatsu , Shizuoka Prefecture , and is the October 12th of 1897 . The origin of this company as a musical instrument factory is still reflected in the logo of the group, formed by three forks crossed.
The production of musical instruments is diversifying and increasing quality. In 1930 Yamaha created the first research room acoustics in the world, and in 1931 its engineers review the acoustics of the new building of the Japanese Diet . Because of its timber handling experience during the war is engaged in manufacturing propellers for aircraft wood, then metal. After World War II the company president, Genichi Kawakami decided to give it a new use for the equipment acquired during the war and used the ability of the metals company to start building motorcycles. The YA-1 (alias Akatombo, the “Red Dragonfly”) of which 125 were made in the first year of construction ( 1954 ) were named after the founder of the company. Urban bike was a 125 cc engine, single cylinder, two stroke, inspired by the German DKW RT 125 (which also inspired the Bantam of the English company of ammunition BSA , and the Harley-Davidson Hummer ). In 1955 , the success of the YA-1 brought the founding of Yamaha Motor Corporation .
Yamaha has grown to become the largest manufacturer of musical instruments in the world (including, pianos , drums , guitars , woodwind instruments , violins , violas , cellos , vibraphones , and synths ), and a leading manufacturer of semiconductors (started in 1971 ), audiovisual products, peripherals and other items of computer , sporting goods, appliances and furniture , specialty metals, machine tools and industrial robotics . Its engine division is one of the leading manufacturers of motorcycles. In October 1987, during its first century, the official name change to Yamaha Corporation.
Acquired Sequential Circuits in 1988 and the majority (51%) of competitor Korg between 1989 and 1993. In 2002, Yamaha closed its line of sporting goods for archery , which was opened in 1959 . Six archers in five different Olympic Games won gold medals using their products. 2 In 2004 it acquired the German manufacturer of audio editing software Steinberg at Pinnacle Systems . In July 2007 , Yamaha bought the minority stake Kemble family in Yamaha-Kemble Music (UK) Ltd, official importer of products of musical instruments and professional audio equipment, and sales force, and the renamed Yamaha Music UK Ltd in the fall of 2007. Kemble & Co. Ltd, its distributor and manufacturer of pianos, was not affected by the agreement.
On December 20th of 2007 , Yamaha reached an agreement with the Austrian group BAWAG PSK to buy all its shares Bösendorfer , to materialize in early 2008. Yamaha intends to continue manufacturing in the factories of Bösendorfer in Austria . The purchase of Bösendorfer was announced after the NAMM Show in Los Angeles , on January 28th of 2008 . From the February 1 of 2008 , Bösendorfer Klavierfabrik GmbH operates as a subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation. Yamaha also draws every year many new, better than the last, as the Yamaha YZF R1 2009 to hit the market this year. Also engaged in small models of 50 cc, as the Yamaha TZR 50 who have taken this year, a good bike. Yamaha Corporation is also widely known for its music program that began in the 1980s.
Yamaha Corporation will pay more than $ 2 million to the state of California to settle a lawsuit in 2005 on the import of motorcycles that failed to meet California emissions standards. Yamaha will also have to initiate a repurchase program for re-export or destroy all of its motorcycles that are not certified for use in California. 8 California users can check if your bike is looking for illegal emissions label. If not, it means that the bike has passed the certifications only U.S. Federal Government. Other California motorcycle dealers have solved this case with the Air Resources Board (California Air Resources Board), but Yamaha waited until the end. 9 They concluded that Yamaha has imported more than 400 illegal motorcycles registered by Yamaha California, enrolled in the state and sold to California residents. In addition to paying $ 1.2 million to the Board, the company is forced to fund a $ 500,000 project to test the impact of mixtures of ethanol in the fuel emissions from quads with gasoline engines, and $ 300,000 to the Office of the Attorney General in court costs.