Corporate Profile

Company Profile and History of Yamaha

Yamaha Corporation came into being on October 1, 1987 after its predecessor Nippon Gakki Company Limited changed its official name. That change marked the anniversary of the day that Torakusu Yamaha (April 20 1851 – August 8 1916) established his business, prompted by his repair of a reed organ. Our trademark, "Yamaha" has its origins in the name of our founder.

Torakusu Yamaha was born a retainer of the Tokugawa family in the Kishu region (currently Wakayama prefecture), the third son of astronomer Kounosuke Yamaha. After a childhood spent playing with the tools and instruments of his father while watching him work Torakusu was fascinated by machinery. Proving skilled with his hands he went on to study watch-making in Nagasaki. While there he turned his hand to medical appliances, and in 1884 began visiting hospitals in Hamamatsu to repair medical equipment. In 1887 Torakusu was successful in repairing a reed organ at Hamamatsu's Jinjo elementary school (currently Motoshiro Elementary school), and in 1889 established Yamaha Organ Works as a limited partnership in Hamamatsu. He went on to found Nippon Gakki Company Limited on October 12 1897, becoming the first president of the company.

Number of Employees around the World: 25.658
(as of March, 31st 2010)
Number of Subsidiary Companies: 94
(of which 84 are consolidated companies)
Number of affiliated companies: 10
(as of March 31, 2010)
Number of pianos produced since 1900: 6.15 million
Number of patents and utility models held: 5.600 domestic
4.100 international, including 2.100 in US
(as of March 2007)
Number of students in Yamaha Music Schools: 710,000 students in more than 40 countries

 

Find out more on the Yamaha Corporation and visit us at http://www.yamaha.com/about_yamaha/corporate/

 

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH – Headquarters

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH – Headquarters

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH in bullet points

  • Location: Siemensstr. 22-34, 25462 Rellingen, Germany
  • Paid-in Capital: 70 Million EUR
  • President of Yamaha Music Europe GmbH: Hiroshi Sasaki
  • Number of employees: 310 in Rellingen, 783 incl. Branches in Europe (as of Sept. 2012)

Sales Territories of Yamaha Music Europe GmbH

  • Albania
  • Austria
  • Croatia
  • Cyprus
  • Czech
  • Belgium
  • Bosnia-Herzegowina
  • Bulgaria
  • Denmark
  • Estonia
  • Finland
  • France
  • Germany
  • Greece
  • Hungary
  • Ireland
  • Italy
  • Kosovo
  • Latvia
  • Lichtenstein
  • Lithuania
  • Malta
  • Mazedonia
  • Montenegro
  • Netherlands
  • Norway
  • Poland
  • Portugal
  • Romania
  • Serbia
  • Slowakia
  • Slowenia
  • Spain
  • Sweden
  • Switzerland
  • Turkey
  • United Kingdom
 

Primary Businesses of the Yamaha Music Europe GmbH:

  • Musical instruments (Pianos, Digital musical instruments, Wind instruments, String instruments, Percussion instruments, Educational musical instruments, Professional audio equipment, Music Schools and Music Education and Piano tuning)
  • Audio & Video

Activities of the Yamaha Music Europe GmbH:

  • Junior Original Concert
  • Training of Music School Teachers
  • YMFE-Scholarship Program
  • Yamaha Music Schools (600 schools in Europe; about 40.000 enrolled students)
  • Keyboard Festival
  • Administration of 18 European Country Web Sites in 14 Languages

If you wish to get in contact with the European Headquarters of Yamaha in Europe please contact us at:

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH
Siemensstrasse 22-34
D-25462 Rellingen

Phone: +49 (0) 4101/ 303-0
Fax: +49 (0) 4101/ 303-333

Tax Identification Number (Germany): DE 813 547 443
WEEE-Reg.-Nr. DE 32921340

 

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK)

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH – UK

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK)

  • Location: Sherbourne Drive, Tilbrook, Milton Keynes, MK7 8BL
  • Managing Director: Mark Rolfe
  • Number of employees: 129 (including Yamaha R&D centre in Chiswick and Yamaha Music London)

Primary Business of Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK):

  • Musical instruments (Pianos, Digital musical instruments, Wind, String and percussion instruments, Guitars and Drums, Educational musical instruments, Professional audio equipment, Music Schools and Music Education)
  • Audio & Video
  • Educational Development
  • Instrumental and sheet music retail through Yamaha Music London
  • Research and development through our R&D centre in Chiswick

Primary Activities of Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK):

  • Junior Original Concert
  • Training of Music School Teachers
  • Participating in the YMFE-Scholarship Program
  • Yamaha Music Schools
  • Jazz Scholarship Awards
  • Yamaha Jazz Experience
  • YES Magazine (Yamaha Educational Supplement)
  • Childine Rocks
  • Yamaha Artiste Programme
  • Yamaha Download

If you wish to speak with us please contact us at:

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK)
Sherbourne Drive
Tilbrook
Milton Keynes
MK7 8BL

Phone: 0844 811 1116 (UK) / 01526 2449 (Republic of Ireland)
Fax: +44 (0) 1908 368872

Yamaha Music Europe GmbH (UK) - Registration No. BRO14498
WEEE/DD0061TU

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