Yamaha to transfer worldwide ATV production to U.S.

  • 19-Feb-2010 12:39 EST
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Yamaha’s U.S. subsidiary based in Newnan, GA, will expand its ATV production lineup to include models with engines up to 700 cc. Shown is the Grizzly 550 FI utility ATV, with engine displacement of 558 cc.

Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (YMC) plans to transfer its all-terrain vehicle (ATV) production currently in Japan to the U.S.—the country with the largest demand for ATVs, according to YMC. The production capacity of YMC’s Japanese subsidiary, Yamaha Motor Powered Products Co., Ltd., will be integrated into its U.S. subsidiary based in Newnan, GA—Yamaha Motor Manufacturing Corp. of America (YMMC). Currently in the planning stages, the move is scheduled to begin in early 2011 and is intended to optimize manufacturing capacity and improve productivity. YMMC currently manufactures ATVs ranging in engine displacement from 250 to 421 cc. The production transfer, which is expected to be complete by 2013, will increase the facility’s production lineup to include models with engines up to 700 cc.

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