Yamada North America
The Yamada story begins in February, 1946, when Sueo Yamada, just released from military service, established Yamada Manufacturing, Ltd. in Kiryu city, Gunma prefecture, Japan.
Originally, Yamada produced drill chucks for the textile plants located in Kiryu, silk textile capitol of Japan. Next came geared scroll chucks, and in 1958, Yamada began making assembly jigs for Honda.
Then, that same year, Honda ordered a crank pin prototype for the under development Honda Super Cub scooter. From there, Yamada’s close relationship with Honda expanded, with Yamada growing in tangent with Honda’s explosive growth, to become one of the global leaders in the development and production of auto parts.