Founded in 1954, Hideo "Pops" Yoshimura started the company Yoshimura in Japan. From the company's beginning, it understood that cutting-edge research and development would set Yoshimura apart from the competition. Yoshimura is renowned for its Research and Development. However, producing the finest exhaust systems in the world requires more than a big R&D department. Yoshimura is the leading manufacturer of exhaust systems because its commitment to R&D is matched by its dedication to uncompromising quality standards and its expertise in manufacturing pipes that meet those standards. The attention to detail and old-world craftsmanship that goes into making Yoshimura products is impossible to replicate with a machine. The technicians at work there are artists; the exhaust systems they produce are pieces of art. All of this talent, tools and raw metal come together to form the best exhaust systems in the world. The Yoshimura motto is simple and has not changed since the company's inception: Make the best parts possible, and never compromise.