Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.

Yamaha Motor is an end product manufacturer which provides the world with mainly motorcycles but also includes such products as marine and recreational vehicles and industrial robots, etc.
The Company upholds its goals as the "Kando creating company," which means enrichment of life and joy and happiness of people and creating Kando, by expanding the scope of activities and possibilities of customers through the use of our products.
We have left our imprints in the fields of the earth, and continue to set our sights to "offer new excitement and a more fulfilling life for people all over the world." We look forward to receiving applications from individuals who would like to assert themselves on a global scale with an energetic and consistent challenge spirit.

Company Information

Company Name Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
Category of Business Transportation machinery and tools
(machinery/automobiles/precision machinery)
Date of Establishment 1-Jul-55
Capital 85,797 million yen (as of December 31, 2017)
Representative Director President:Yoshihiro Hidaka
Headquarters 2500 Shingai, Iwata-shi, Shizuoka-ken, Japan
Overseas Branches 91 overseas consolidated subsidiaries (as of December 31, 2017)
Sales 1,670,100 million yen
(from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017)
Parent: 678,100 million yen
(from January 1, 2017 to December 31, 2017)
Number of Employees 53,579 (as of December 31, 2017 )
Parent :10,564 (as of December 31, 2017)
Number of Foreign Employees
Main Business

Yamaha Motor was established in 1955 as a company of motorcycle. Since Yamaha Motor started the business, Yamaha Motor has kept in the mind that
""A product which is not world-class should not our product."" Yamaha Motor has continued to create high-quality products that appeal to the human mind. Today, the various products are used in all kind of fields such as land, sea and air.

~ A wide range of products used on land, in the sea and in the air. ~
Manufacture and sales of motorcycles, scooters, electrically power assisted bicycles, boats, sail boats, personal watercrafts, pools, utility boats, fishing boats, outboard motors, 4-wheel ATVs, off highway vehicles, racing kart engines, golf cars, multi-purpose engines, generators, water pumps, snowmobiles, small-sized snow throwers, automobile engines, surface mounters, intelligent machinery, industrial-use unmanned helicopters, electrical power units for wheelchairs, helmets. Import and sales of various types of products, development of tourist businesses and management of leisure, recreational facilities and related services.

Comparative Sales by division

  • Motorcycles:
  • 62.6%
  • Marine products:
  • 19.4%
  • Power products:
  • 9.1%
  • Industrial machinery and robots:
  • 4.0%
  • Other:
  • 4.9%
  • (Fiscal year ended December 2017)

Comparative Sales by region (consolidation)

  • North America:
  • 21.4%
  • Europe:
  • 12.8%
  • Asia:
  • 43.9%
  • Japan:
  • 10.2%
  • Other:
  • 11.7%
  • (Fiscal year ended December 2017)

Job Information

Employment Status Full-time employee
Work Locations Head Office (Iwata City, Shizuoka)
Offices in Japan
Overseas offices
Description of Job

Research, product development (design and experiment), product planning, production skills, quality control, production management, services (sales skills), information systems and procurement, etc.
Sales (overseas and Japan), product planning, procurement, logistics, public relations and advertising, finance and accounting, information systems, human resources and general affairs and production management, etc.

Deployment of various businesses worldwide
The concept of “Yamaha Motor = Motorcycles” is off the mark. Now the Company has more than 15 businesses and provides a line of products, including motorcycles, marine products, recreational vehicles, electrically power assisted bicycles and industrial robots, etc., around the world. Under the slogan, “products not accepted in world markets are not commercial products” since its foundation, the Company has provided products and services matching the needs and characteristics of every region by improving technologies having global competitiveness in every segment. Now we provide people in more than 180 countries and regions around the world with Yamaha products in addition to Japan.

~ Concept for development of human resources ~
Yamaha Motor conducts human resource development program based on the long-term employment. Yamaha Motor creates a six-year training plan for each employee to acquire a multi-skill in order to be able to work around the world, not only in Japan.

Salary <Reference>
Base salary (monthly) (fiscal 2018 performance)
Bachelor’s degree: 210,000 yen
Master’s degree: 232,000 yen
Doctoral degree: 261,000 yen

Asset-building savings, in-house savings, employee’s shareholding society, employee discount, Yamaha Motor mutual-aid society, corporate pension fund, various social insurance, etc.

Dormitories, company housing, recreational facilities, corporate membership facilities, gymnasiums and in-office child nurseries, etc.

Language Japanese:ADVANCED(Business Conversation Level)
English:ADVANCED(Business Conversation Level)
Holidays Two days off each week (according to company calendar), 121 days per year Long vacation (three times a year/around 9 days, year-end and New Year’s holiday, Golden Week, summer holidays), Annual paid leave (16 days for the first year ※Plus 1 day/year, e.g. maximum 20days after 5th year)
Working Environment [Corporate Culture]
Yamaha Motor cherishes a challenge spirit. We have grown with the strength of manufacturing which respects individuality and a challenge spirit of employees for every product across a wide range of product lines.
We envision human resources who play active roles at Yamaha Motor with the following four images:
  • Individuals who can think, propose and act on their own.
  • Individuals who can act according to their own responsibility under difficult challenges.
  • Individuals who can act to improve their market value.
  • Individuals who can act, valuing teamwork.
We would like you to think of the above images by overlapping the images of personnel whom you aim to be in the future. We believe that individuals who can overlap and empathize are able to grow through work together with the Company.
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