Yamaha started existence in 1887 as Torakusu Yamaha fixed a classroom organ and made a decision to attempt opening a business concern making and advertising these musical machines. Torakusu had continually been skilled using machinery as when training as a clock builder he worked fixing sickbay machines. He began the Yamaha Music Company then made and sold his original reed organ and after its victory demand for the organ began to appear with a significant export of 78 items to be sent to Asia in 1891. By 1896 the organization was growing and the label was altered to the Nippon Gakki Co Ltd with Torakusu Yamaha its original manager. In the initial 1900s they made top class music instruments and furthermore began to create and manufacture best quality furniture attainning an honor in 1904 at the St Louis World Fair on behalf of their pianos and organs. The firm was able to expand and design extra lines although the majority of production was still aimed towards the musical and audio marketplace. 1922 seen hand operated record players made and study into sound waves was well started putting them at the helm of sound equipment and building.
Genichi Kawakami was a 1933 student from Takachiho school of commerce and in June 1938 started with the company and managed to toil his way to administrator of the musical instruments plant and from that position to the general administrator. By the age of 37 in 1949 he became the factories president and this was to be a splendid changing moment in the objectives of this company. At this instant the organization was growing well and Genichi was determined to start to find many other products and foreign markets that the company to branch into. After studying a lot of products to start planning and manufacturing from darning apparatus to auto parts and after market items he determined that motorbikes would be the marketplace to chase. He together with certain of his supervisers and designers went to many motorbike factories right through Europe and America on information gathering missions previous to starting up a motorbike production factory to churn out their own apparatus. The original model to be built was in 1954 a 125cc contraption named the YAI and nick named the Akatombo which after translated says the red dragonfly. This was painstakingly tested plus being put on on a 11,500km journey to be sure that the engine was dependable and strong. The same year it was made it was put in Japans motorbike racing championships and came first above established producers. This contraption proved all the rage and the factory at once began production on a better engine a 175cc motorbike which would be called the YCI.
Genichi was single-minded to contiue on rapidly and in 1959 entered a Japanese built motorbike in a grand prix contest in Catalina in the US in which it came in an incredible sixth. Straight away he used this accomplishment by importing motorcycles using a agent to the American and European marketplaces. The motorbike proved a victory and he extended into the outboard motors market in 1961 looking to deliver both yamaha outboards and construct boats with recent plastics technologies including fiberglass. Not long following this venturing into the marine sector both a vessel the CAT-21 and Yamahas original outboard engine the P-7 were made and the company is nowadays one of the largest motor boat and outboard motors producers in the market nowadays.