Corporate Information

Yamaha Corporation Group

Yamaha's history began when its founder, Torakusu Yamaha, repaired a broken reed organ in 1887. Shortly thereafter, he successfully completed the first reed organ to be built in Japan.

Since then, Yamaha has continued to produce high-quality products by blending traditional craftsmanship with advanced digital technology. The quality of sound produced by a Yamaha musical instrument reflects the long years of accumulated technical expertise and the skilled craftsmanship of the Company.

With our unique expertise and sensibilities, gained from our devotion to sound and music, the Group is committed to creating excitement and cultural inspiration together with people around the world.

* In 1955, the Company split off its motorcycle manufacturing division into a separately managed company, Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., and both companies are now working to enhance the value of the Yamaha brand through their own businesses.

Yamaha Australia Profile

Yamaha Music Australia is a subsidiary of Yamaha Corporation, which was established in Japan in 1887. From its early base as a manufacturer of reed organs and pianos, Yamaha Music has grown into a multinational organisation manufacturing a broad range of sound related products.

Yamaha Music is proud to be the world's biggest and only musical product manufacturer that can offer such a comprehensive range of music instruments and music related equipment. At every level from novice to professional musician the company focuses on superior quality, craftsmanship, innovative designs and value for money.

Yamaha produced its first amplifier for home use in 1955. Since then Yamaha has continued to expand, producing a quality range of home entertainment products that combine the latest technology and design principles.

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 the Yamaha Music Education Centre. 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 YMA custom speakers, Vox guitar amplification equipment and Paiste cymbals.

Yamaha inspires you to play, create and feel.