Yanmar was founded in 1912 and developed the world's first commercially viable small diesel engine in 1933. The diesel engine has continued as our core business ever since, our key tool in the rationalization and modernization of agriculture, fishing and industry. We have brought the world ever more energy-efficient and economic engines and implements through a constant process of development and market expansion. Our goal is to promote the quality of life by providing the machines that use energy with the utmost efficiency and value.
Yanmar celebrated it’s 100th anniversary in 2012, and it gives me a great deal of pride to reflect on the growth YANMAR America has experienced over the past 30 years. Beginning with a modest sales office opened in 1979, YANMAR America has grown to become a major supplier of industrial and marine diesel engines, compact construction equipment and compact utility tractors. Our corporate base in Adairsville, Georgia now includes 500,000 square feet of manufacturing, warehouse and office space.
In spite of the current economic challenges we all face, our company is excited about the future and is uniquely poised to expand its leadership position not only in our traditional market segments but also in some exciting new, emerging technologies, all built around our state-of-the-art diesel engines.