Yamaha Corporation is a Japanese multinational corporation and conglomerate with a very wide range of products and services. It is one of the constituents of Nikkei 225 and is the world's largest piano manufacturing company. The former motorcycle division was established in 1955 as Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd., which started as an affiliated company but later became independent, although Yamaha Corporation is still a major shareholder.
Yamaha golf came about after the then president spent some time in the USA and noticed how their leisure time was spent, he wanted to encourage the same in Japan. Yamaha ventured into the business of archery equipment, skis, and tennis rackets, based on the company’s metal processing technology amassed through musical instrument production, and coupled with its expertise in the development of materials such as fiber-reinforced plastics. Then, in 1982, Yamaha Golf got off the ground with the world's first carbon composite club-head.