DORTMUND, Germany, May 5, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- Borussia Dortmund received Meisterschale on May 5 after the home match against SC Freiburg. The team has already secured the championship for the second year in a row. Shinji Kagawa, midfielder for Borussia Dortmund, has his roots in Cerezo Osaka, YANMAR's officially sponsored team of Japan Football League, Division-1, and YANMAR is an official sponsor of Borussia Dortmund.
YANMAR Co., Ltd. celebrated its 100th year in business in March, 2012. Our founder, Magokichi YAMAOKA, who was well known as a pioneer in effective use of energy, succeeded in commercializing the world's smallest diesel engine. Since that time, YANMAR has endeavored to deliver both "No.1 and Only 1" products and services, and to realize an environmentally sustainable society.
YANMAR, since being founded in 1912 with diesel engines as its core business, has been active globally in the areas of agricultural machinery, energy, construction equipment, and marine business.
The challenge that we have undertaken is to extend our message of "Challenging Spirit" through the emotional impact of football out to the people of the whole world.
We, at YANMAR, will continue to contribute to the flourishing of life for the people of the world and the future of our children.
The reason for sponsoring Borussia Dortmund:
The sponsorship of Borussia Dortmund emphasizes Yanmar's long-standing connection with Germany dating back to the beginning of the 20th century, when founder Magokichi Yamaoka saw renowned Dr. Rudolf Diesel's engine on display and made it into the world's first practical diesel engine.
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