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Yamaha Corporation
Industry Conglomerate
Founded October 12, 1887
Headquarters ,
Products Musical instruments, Audio/Video, Electronics, Computer related products, Motorbikes, Personal water craft
Revenue Increase 4.4 billion US$ (2003)
Operating income
267 million US$ (2003)
149 million US$ (2003)
Number of employees
23,500 (3/2003)

Yamaha is a Japanese company that makes different products, including musical instruments such as keyboards.

Yamaha was founded in 1887 by Torakusu Yamaha. It was named Nippon Gakki Company, Limited and produced pianos and reed organs at that time. In October 1987, on the 100th anniversary, its name was changed to The Yamaha Corporation. Yamaha produces several musical instruments including keyboards, flutes, guitars and things in a band. Yamaha also produces motorbikes, as well as the voice synthesizer Vocaloid. Yamaha is a big corporation and was founded 125 years ago.

In 1989, Yamaha shipped the world's first CD recorder.

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