Yamaha

1887   Torakusu Yamaha built his first harmonium
1897 Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd. (now Yamaha Corporation) was founded with a capital of 100,000 yen
1900 Begins production of upright pianos
1949 Share their shares on the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1954 Establishing the Yamaha Music School and holds pilot classes
Produces his first HiFi player (audio product)
1955 Establishing Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Separating engine division)
1958 Starts production of sports equipment
realizes the first overseas branch in Mexico
1959 Begins production of electronic organs
1960 Establishing Yamaha International Corporation (now Yamaha Corporation of America)
1962 Begins the business of leisure activities
1964 Starts production of “Life style products”
1965 Begins production of wind instruments
1966 It is established the Yamaha Music Foundation
Expands in Europe with the founding of Yamaha Europa GmbH, in West Germany
1968 Shares traded at the market price for the first time in Japan
1971 Started the production of semiconductors
1987 Changing the company name to Yamaha Corporation to celebrate 100 years in business
2002 Establishing Yamaha Music & Electronics (China) Co., Ltd.
Establishes Yamaha Music Holding Europe GmbH (now Yamaha Music Europe GmbH)
2005 Acquired Steinberg Media Technologies GmbH
2007 Establishing the holding company for the music entertainment business
2008 Acquires L. Bosendorfer Klavierfabrik GmbH
Acquires NEXO SA
2010 Renews Yamaha Ginza Building, the complex which includes a shopping area, concert hall, music studio, etc.
Transfers of shares of the products division for the lifestyle
Complete integration of factories of Japanese pianos in Kakegawa
2012 Full integration of the factories of Japanese wind instruments in Toyooka
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