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New Organizational Reforms and Personnel Changes at Yamaha Motor

Press release   •   Jul 13, 2018 02:00 UTC

IWATA, July 13, 2018 - Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. has resolved to implement the following organizational reforms and personnel changes, effective July 15, 2018.

■Organizational reforms

1. Design Center

In order to enhance design planning functions for each product and to strengthen brand governance, the new Planning Design Division will be established to improve cross-functional work and overall optimization of design planning functions across all businesses.

2. Procurement Center

In order to promote reform of indirect materials procurement through strengthening governance of indirect materials procurement as well as by strengthening procurement functions, the new Indirect Materials Procurement Promotion Division will be established within the Procurement Section of the Procurement Center.

3. PF Model Unit

The organization of the PF Model Unit will be changed in order to achieve efficient development of electrical and electronic systems.
The new Electronics Technology Section will be established. The Electronics System Development Division, based around system development, and the Electronics Device Development Division, based around development of electrical and electronic components and overall cross-functional experimental responsibilities, will be positioned under the Electronic Engineering Promotion Section. Due to this change, the Advanced Development Division will be dissolved, and its functions aggregated within the new Electronics System Development Division.

■Personnel changes


・PF = Platform

・MC = Motorcycle

・CAE = Computer Aided Engineering

Main businesses of the group companies referenced above;

・Yamaha Motor Europe N.V.: Import and sales of Yamaha products, and marketing, products planning and finance for European market

・Yamaha Marine Hokkaido Manufacturing Co., Ltd.: Manufacturing/Sales of Boats and Water tank, Sales of Yamaha Products(Fishing boats, Utility boats, Boats, Outboard Motors, Diesel Engine, Personal watercraft, Service parts/accessories of each products)

・Zhuzhou Jianshe Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.: Manufacturing of Scooters

・Zhuzhou Yamaha Motor Shock-absorber Co., Ltd.: Manufacturing of Suspensions

・PT. Yamaha Motor Electronics Indonesia: Manufacturing of Electrical components for Motorcycles

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