The first "Yanmar" engine - 1920
Founded on March 22, 1912 in Osaka Japan, YANMAR invented and built the worlds first compact diesel engine. Over the past 100+ years and more than 15 million engines later, Yanmar has become the "gold standard" in diesel engines. At this very moment, millions of Yanmar Engines across the world are driving progress. From powering large cargo ships across our oceans in global trade, to providing the horsepower driving the world's tractors growing our food, Yanmar Engines continue to provide the energy sustaining our way of life.