Yamaha changes partner for Chinese motorcycle manufacturing JV

New joint venture called Zhuzhou CF Yamaha Motor Co slated to start functioning in November 2023; Yamaha has positioned China as one of its important production and sales bases. 

Autocar Pro News Desk By Autocar Pro News Desk calendar 15 Sep 2023 Views icon6763 Views Share - Share to Facebook Share to Twitter Share to LinkedIn Share to Whatsapp

Yamaha Motor Co has announced today that it has reached an agreement to have Chongqing Jianshe Mechanical and Electric Co Ltd, a current partner of the company's motorcycle manufacturing joint venture in China, Zhuzhou Jianshe Yamaha Motor Co (ZJYM), to transfer ZJYM's equity interest to Zhejiang CFMoto Power Co (CFMOTO). The name of the new business will be Zhuhou CF Yamaha Motor Co (ZCYM).

Headquartered in Hunan Province, the planned start of the ZYCM JV is slated for November 2023. While CFMOTO will have a 50% stake in the JV, Yamaha will have 44.23% and Tair Yea Ltd 5.77 percent.

CFMOTO, set up in December 2003, manufactures and sells motorcycles, RVs (ATVs and ROVs) and accessories.

Yamaha Motor states that it “has positioned China as one of its important production and sales bases and will continue to discuss the direction of the joint venture with CFMOTO going forward with the aim of further raising competitiveness.

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