HISTORY OF YAMAMOTO MACHINE
Yamamoto’s story begins in Onomichi Japan with Takuji Yamamoto in the late 1940’s.
Father of the current president, Shohei Yamamoto, Takuji neighbored the local cleaners.
Periodically, he was asked to repair some of their machinery.
Not long into his time servicing the small-town cleaning company the business owner suggested Takuji design something better. Needless to say, he did.
As time continued the machines advanced and the product line of Yamamoto grew rapidly.
Currently Yamamoto distributes its unit’s world wild through a series of partners and distributor networks.
They have grown beyond manufacturing their original machine to building washers, dryers, combo units, folders, dry-cleaning machines, wet-cleaning machines, drying cabinets and much more. From the efforts of a small-town laborer grew an industry leader that operates on a global level.
Founder Takuji Yamamoto started business under the name of Yamamoto Iron Factory
in Kurihara-cho, Onomichi, Hiroshima.
Completed the first phase of the Chojabara Plant construction work.
Relocated the headquarters to Chojabara in line with plant expansion.
Shohei Yamamoto named representative director.
Entered the linen supply industry.
Established “Yamamoto Japan,” a local corporation in the U.S. state of Kansas.
Established “Vega Systems Japan” in alliance with Vega, a machinery manufacturer in Holland.
Renovated the offices of the headquarters.
Expanded Chojabara factory and installed sophisticated equipment.