Yamaha to transfer worldwide ATV production to U.S.

Yamaha Motor Co., intends to transfer its ATV production, which is currently in Japan, to the United States by 2013.

With this transfer, the production capacity of Yamaha Motor Powered Products Co., will be integrated into Yamaha Motor Co.’s U.S. subsidiary based in Newnan, Ga., Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corporation of America.

The move, currently in the planning stages, is scheduled to begin in early 2011 and is intended to optimize manufacturing capacity and improve productivity. The transfer will facilitate the consolidation of both production management and manufacturing technologies, as well as afford an increased level of responsiveness to market needs by maximizing production in the United States, the country with the largest demand for ATVs.  

“We are pleased to have this additional ATV production transitioning to YMMC in Newnan, Ga.,” Mike Martinez, general manager of ATV and UTV operations, said in the release. “We expect this transition to have a positive impact on the local economic community and provide worldwide recognition for our state-of-the-art facility and its ability to produce durable and reliable off-road vehicles.”

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