In order to
strengthen Yamaha Motor’s research wing in India, Hideki Fujiwara has taken up the responsibility of the Managing
Director of Yamaha Motor Research & Development India (YMRI) from Feb 1st,
comes in lieu of completion of tenure and departure of Yasuo Ishihara, Former Managing
Director, YMRI, from the current
Fujiwara began his
professional journey with Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd. (YMC), Japan in 1989. In his
30 years of experience at Yamaha, Fujiwara has played a significant role in developing
a strong R&D structure and driving Yamaha’s long term growth strategy. His
major accomplishments in Yamaha include Project Chief of Engine Design of
YZF-R1 (2004, 2007 &2009) and Project Leader of YZF-R1(2015).
Fujiwara has made
exemplary contributions in the designing of 4 stroke engine parts, new engine layout
for production models like YZF-R1 in 2004, YZF-R1 in 2007 and YZF-R1 in 2009.
The other key projects handled by him at YMC, Japan are the cost innovation
project (2009-2012) and advanced development of engine and vehicle control (2014-2019).
Fujiwara has also
played the role of a mentor as a part-time lecturer at Tokyo Institute of
Technology (2015-2019) teaching Mechanical Systems Science. He has been a Lecturer
of ‘Motorcycle Basics course’ at the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan Inc.
with YMRI for the coming years will include Concurrent engineering, Cost innovation
to Value creation along with developing skillsof local staffs.
Fujiwara is a
graduate in Mechanical Engineering from National Institute of Technology
(KOSEN),Nara College, Japan.