Yamaha made its initial foray into India in 1985. Subsequently, it entered into a 50:50 joint venture with the Escorts Group in 1996. However, in August 2001, Yamaha acquired its remaining stake becoming a 100% subsidiary of Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd, Japan (YMC). In 2008, YMC made an agreement with Mitsui & Co., Ltd. to become a joint investor in the motorcycle manufacturing company, India Yamaha Motor Private Limited (IYM).
IYM operates from its state-of-the-art-manufacturing units at Surajpur in Uttar Pradesh and Faridabad in Haryana and produces motorcycles both for domestic and export markets. With a strong workforce of more than 2000 employees, IYM is highly customer-driven and has a countrywide network of over 400 dealers.
Considering environment sensitive issues, Yamaha Motors adopts environment friendly technology such as effluent treatment plant, rain water harvesting mechanism and a motivating forestation drive. The company believes in not only taking care of customers’ needs but also in the needs of future generations.