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Asset Transfer Contract Concluded with Hitachi High-Tech Group for Surface Mounter Business

September 5, 2014

IWATA, September 5, 2014 – Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (Tokyo:7272) have today concluded a contract to partially transfer assets related to the surface mounter business owned by Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation and Hitachi High-Tech Instruments Co., Ltd. (hereinafter Hitachi High-Tech Group).

Background to the Asset Transfer

Yamaha Motor has been developing its surface mounter business with a focus on the multi-functional mounter market, and has gained a considerable presence in this market. In addition, we have released the high-speed mounter Z:TA in 2012 as well as the high-speed flexible mounter Z:LEX in 2014 in order to expand from the multi-functional mounter market to the high-speed mounter market and to develop a new customer base. The transfer of assets from Hitachi High-Tech Group will accelerate Yamaha Motor’s business strategy, and through this we intend to strengthen our technical foundations in the high-speed mounter market and create more opportunities for expanding our customer base, and ultimately expand our surface mounter business.

Assets Subject to Transfer

Hitachi Hi-Tech Group's Σ (Sigma) series and the maintenance-related assets for this series, etc.


Date of Asset Transfer: February 1, 2015

Reference: Outline of the relevant companies

Company Name Hitachi High-Technologies
Headquarters Nishishinbashi 1-24-14, Minato-ku, Tōkyō
Representative Masao Hisada, (Representative Executive Officer) President, Chief Executive Officer and Director
Established April 12, 1947
Capital 7,938 million yen
Net Sales 639.1 billion yen (as at end of March 2014)
Employees 10,504 (including affiliates), 3,809 (not including affiliates)
Main Stockholder Hitachi, Ltd. (51.72%)
Business Operations Semiconductor manufacturing devices, chip mounters, FPD/hard disk related manufacturing devices, general purpose analysis equipment, evaluation devices, manufacture/sales/service of clinical analyzers, and sales of industrial/IT systems, industrial materials, electronic devices/materials, etc.
Company Name Hitachi High-Tech Instruments Co., Ltd.
Headquarters Menumanishi 1-6, Kumagaya-shi, Saitama-ken
Representative Katsuhiro Kawasaki, President
Established December 1, 1994
Capital 450 million yen
Employees 296
Main Stockholder Hitachi High-Technologies (100%)
Business Operations Mounting systems for electronic components, development/manufacturing/services for semiconductor mounting systems etc.
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