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is a Japanese diesel engine manufacturer with more than 90 years of history. The engines are used in a wide range of applications, including seagoing vessels, construction equipment, agricultural equipment and generator sets.

Yanmar is for the most part a corporation specializing in diesel engines, and also makes light fishing boats, hull for ships, tractors, combine harvesters, rice-planting machines, snow throwers, transporters, tillers, mini excavators, portable diesel generators 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 1 soccer team Cerezo Osaka and sponsor for AFC Champions League, Yanmar Racing and several weather forecast programmes on Japanese television.


  • 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......
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