Yamaha Motor Integrated Report 2020

Overview of Fiscal 2019 Although revenue increased thanks to the creation of YMRH as a subsid-iary, unit sales of surface mounters and industrial-use robots declined due to stagnant market conditions triggered by trade friction between the United States and China. As a result, net sales in fiscal 2019 increased 1.1% year on year, to ¥75.6 billion, while operating income fell 53.9% year on year, to ¥7.7 billion. Measures Going Forward In terms of market conditions from 2020 onward, we are seeing invest-ments in 5G-related base stations and mobile devices and signs of recov-ery with built-in CASE systems for vehicles. Keeping a close watch on demand trends and anticipating changes in lifestyles from the COVID-19 pandemic, we will accelerate the offering of bundled product proposals and mutual sales channel utilization by leveraging the synergy born from new model introductions and business integration.Furthermore, to augment business synergy, Yamaha Motor made YMRH a wholly owned subsidiary in April 2020 with a takeover bid and we look to raise the Robotics business’ rate of growth with more unified management. In addition, as we aim to expand the industrial robot business by entering the collaborative robot field, we will proceed with investments in and technical cooperation with Tokyo Robotics Inc.To achieve sustainable growth for the future, we will move forward with robotics R&D and strengthen our production structure and thereby contribute to labor savings and autonomization in the manufacturing field.Medium- to Long-Term Growth StrategiesAim for growth in each field with labor savings and autonomization as core valuesMarket / CustomerNewStrengthening solutions• Platform strategies• Expansion for automotive applications• SMT peripheral business expansionNew field automation• Precision agriculture• Medical fieldsOptimization of the entire factory• Strengthening variations (collaborative robots)• M2M cooperation, remote support• Autonomous controlNew business area challenges• Integration with core technology• Logistics (drones, unmanned helicopters, UGVs)Labor Savings /AutonomizationNewExistingExistingProducts / ServicesStrengthening Business Platforms• In-house manufacturing technology • SystemsAyako EgashiraExecutive Chief General Manager of Robotics Business Unit, Solution Business OperationsIn the Robotics business, we are carrying out a platform strategy focused on increasing shared elements and efficien-cies in manufacturing. By introducing shared hardware and software, we will not only reduce development lead time and achieve greater parts standardization but also provide more value to clients, such as reducing upkeep costs, standardizing operations, and shortening equipment delivery times. As a first step, we have developed the new YRM20 premium, high-efficiency modular surface mounter. By sharing the platform for manufacturing high-speed, high-added-value models as well as highly cost-efficient economical models, we will offer unique and highly effective products that embody the “Unique & Proven!” concept of the SMT business.As leader of the Robotics business, I will strive to achieve ongoing growth.• Following the establishment of YMRH, proceeded with restructuring efforts that included the reorganization of bases and integration of procurement schemes. Initiatives such as joint product development and cross sales underway as planned.• Released a precision agricultural platform• Invested in a Taiwanese industrial equipment manufacturer to strengthen market competitiveness. Expecting stable supply of high-quality parts at low prices.Progress of Priority Initiatives Message from Management75Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. Integrated Report 2020

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