With a history dating back to 1912, Yanmar America Corporation is known for developing one of the world's first commercially viable small diesel engines in 1933. The diesel engine has continued as the company s core business, bringing it to the modernization of agriculture, fishing and industry. Founded in Japan, Yanmar Co. has had operations in Illinois since 1979. The North American subsidiaries of Yanmar, namely Yanmar Diesel America and Yanmar Manufacturing America, are under the control of Yanmar America Corporation. Yanmar America Corporation, located near Chicago, IL, primarily distribute diesel engines and their parts for construction, industrial and marine applications.