YAMAHA completes new IM Business Unit Base; consolidates 3 facilities, targets expanded business scale
Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo: 7272) announces that it has completed construction of the new Hamamatsu IM Base for the IM Business Unit, now located in Toyooka-cho, Kita-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture. The IM Business Unit houses the development, manufacture and sales of surface mounters and industrial robots.
The building has been under construction since April 2015 with the goal of consolidating the IM Business Unit’s previous three offices and factories throughout Hamamatsu into a single facility. The objective of the new facility is to achieve new business scale targets outlined in the medium-term management plan of net sales of 60.0 billion Japanese yen and an operating income ratio of 20%. Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. Is the parent company of Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA.
Yamaha Motor President and Representative Director Hiroyuki Yanagi, Managing Executive Officer and Chief General Manager of Vehicle & Solution Business Operations Toshizumi Kato, Executive General Manager of the IM Business Unit Hiroyuki Ota and some 200 guests attended the recent opening ceremony, where a traditional Shinto ritual was performed to offer prayers for the facility’s safety, followed by a ribbon-cutting ceremony.
The IM Business Unit is working to establish a high-profitability business model by leveraging Yamaha Motors advantages of speedy management through integrated development, manufacturing and sales operations, and expanding sales channels to include the automotive, home appliance and LED, mobile phone and Electronics Manufacturing Services (EMS) fields.
Yamaha’s SMT surface mounters, which are Yamaha Motors’ leading product in the electronics assembly industry, boast the world’s fastest mounting speeds as well as compatibility with a wide range of electronic components and printed circuit boards (PCBs). Due to Yamaha’s unique “1-head solution” concept, they incorporate the best capabilities of three machines into a single platform. Additional PCB assembly equipment, including solder paste printers, dispensers, and inspection systems are also available, making Yamaha a leading supplier of a full lineup of equipment for surface mount assembly technology. In North America, these products are available through Yamaha Motor Corporation, USA in partnership with their North and South American Distribution Network.
Yamaha IM also offers a comprehensive lineup of industrial robots and peripheral equipment designed for industrial automation, from single-axis, Cartesian, SCARA and articulated robots to image processing systems and Linear Conveyor Modules.