Transfer to be complete by 2013
Yamaha has announced plans to transfer all of its ATV production currently in Japan to the United States. Production will be integrated into Yamaha’s manufacturing plant in Newnan, Ga.
One of the goals of the transfer is to allow Yamaha to respond to market needs more quickly 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, Georgia,” says Mike Martinez, general manager of ATV & SxS Operations, Yamaha Motor Corp., U.S.A. “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.”
The Newnan, Ga. Facility currently manufactures ATVs ranging in engine displacement from 250cc to 421cc, as well as Side-by-Side vehicles. The production transfer will increase the facility’s production lineup to include a wide range of Yamaha ATVs up to models with large 700cc engines.