1/10/2012 [About Yamaha]
Hamamatsu, Japan - Yamaha Corporation is beginning a year of activities to commemorate the 125th anniversary of the commencement of its operation starting on October 1st, 2012, and is posting content on its websites in various countries around the world, also beginning today.
To help our many customers throughout the world to gain a better understanding of our company, this content will include Yamaha's history as well as a video message from the president of Yamaha Corporation, which are translated into more than 20 languages. Notices of various business activities and plans to be implemented during the year commemorating Yamaha's 125th anniversary (which will extend from October 1st, 2012, through September 30th, 2013) will also be posted on Yamaha's websites in countries around the world.
Special 125th Anniversary Year Content
|Especially for the 125th anniversary:||President Umemura's thoughts on this special occasion|
|Yamaha's history:||Yamaha's development from the time of its founding to the present|
|History of Yamaha products:||Yamaha's milestone products by era and category|
|Corporate philosophy:||Yamaha's corporate philosophy|
|Local Activities:||Special Events and Campaigns for Yamaha Music Australia|
*Product and company names appearing in the text are brands and registered trademarks of Yamaha and other companies.
In the past twelve months Yamaha Music Australia has celebrated some significant milestones. Not only has Yamaha Music Australia been operating for 25 years, we also celebrated 50 years of Yamaha product being distributed in Australia.
Yamaha Music Australia is a subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation and Yamaha products first appeared in Australia in 1961 imported by a family-run business known as Rose Music. In 1986, Yamaha Corporation purchased Australian distribution rights for Yamaha products from Rose Music, and Yamaha Music Australia was born.
Today, Yamaha Music Australia is a wholesaler of music instruments, music related equipment and home entertainment products, and a provider of music education, through Yamaha Music Education Centres. The company places great importance on developing young musicians, and popularising music worldwide.
In the consumer electronics industry, Yamaha is synonymous with high performance and easily integrated components, providing a solution for every home entertainment system.
Yamaha Music Australia is the Australian distributor for Vox guitar amplification equipment and Paiste cymbals.
Yamaha inspires you to play, create and feel.
About Yamaha Corporation
The development that led to the eventual establishment of Yamaha was when Torakusu Yamaha fixed a reed organ that had fallen into disrepair at Hamamatsu Elementary School (current address: Naka-ku, Hamamatsu, Shizuoka Prefecture). Thereafter, Yamaha offered a range of products and services, mainly related to musical instruments. Today, Yamaha has expanded its business activities throughout the world with the corporate objective of "CREATING 'KANDO' TOGETHER."
Yamaha Corporation has specified the year 1887, when Torakusu Yamaha built his first organ, as the date of its commencement of operations, and the name of the company and trademark go back to the surname of the founder. Nippon Gakki Co., Ltd., the predecessor company of today's Yamaha, was established on October 12th, 1897. The name of Nippon Gakki was changed to today's company name, Yamaha Corporation, on October 1st, 1987, marking the 100th anniversary since operations began.
For more information, please visit: http://www.yamaha.com/about_yamaha/corporate/