Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
  1. 1965
    • Yamaha partners with Toyota Motor Corp. to develop and
      manufacture the Toyota 2000GT

    • First Yamaha FRP fishing boat built

  2. 1966
    • All export operations transferred
      from Nippon Gakki to Yamaha Motor

    • Motorcycle manufacturing technical
      assistance agreement signed with
      Taiwanese company Kong Hsue Sheh

  3. 1968
    • YMENV founded in the Netherlands

    • The SL350, Yamaha's first snowmobile, is exhibited
      at a trade show in Chicago, U.S.A.

  4. 1969
    • Sanshin Industries joins the Yamaha Motor group

    • Fukuroi Test Course completed in Fukuroi, Japan

  5. 1970
    • YMDB founded in Brazil

  6. 1971
    • Formed tie-up with Indonesian company Haraban Co.
      and local production of motorcycles begins

  7. 1972
    • Design Industry Events
      • Kyoto Design Center founded

      • GK Design International founded

      • Design office set up in the engineering department of YMC's Boat Business Unit

    • Yamaha Motor headquarters moved to Iwata, Japan

  8. 1973
    • YMCA founded in Canada

    • Joint venture agreement signed with Brunswick Corp.

    • The ET1250, Yamaha's first portable generator, is released

  9. 1974
    • World Events
      • Japan experiences negative GDP growth for the first time since WWⅡ

    • Hisao Koike appointed second YMC president

    • Manufacture and sales of FRP swimming pools begins