About Yamaha - YAMAHA Global Gateway
Yamaha began over one hundred years ago when a young entrepreneur
named Torakusu Yamaha set out to craft a high-quality reed organ.
Before long, the company he founded had not only gone on to
manufacture Japan's first piano, it had also gained recognition
abroad with a Yamaha piano and organ being awarded an Honorary
Grand Prize at the 1904 St. Louis World's Fair.
From these auspicious beginnings, Yamaha has grown to become one of
the best-loved manufacturers of musical instruments in the world.
And as it has grown, the company has capitalized on its unique
heritage of artisanship and technological know-how to diversify
into an astoundingly wide range of products and services.
Today, Yamaha is a leader in businesses ranging from musical
instruments and audio & video products to products related to
information technology, new media services, home furnishings, auto
components, specialty metals, music education and resort
facilities. Yet, true to our musical origins, no matter what
business we take on, or what country we do business in -- we seek
to remain perfectly attuned to the set of shared values that define
the World of Yamaha.