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In 1946, just after the end of World War II, YONEX was established using a single one horsepower motor. After refining the technique of wood manufacturing, YONEX starts to manufacture badminton rackets in 1957. In 1969, YONEX embarks on tennis rackets made with aluminum, and then in 1982, YONEX starts to produce golf clubs made with raw carbon materials.
Today, YONEX's business also encompasses the snowboard and walking shoe industries. It has not been an easy ride during the company's 60 year history. YONEX has learned that “the toughest situation makes the greatest chance.” YONEX continues to be driven to produce the most technologically advanced sports equipment to enable players, both amateur and professional, to play their sport at a higher level.