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History Of Nidec

Growth Trajectory in The Past

Right after its foundation, Nidec rapidly extended its global reach focusing brushless DC motors with energy saving, long life and low noise features, in small precision motor market. At the same time, Nidec has actively utilized M&A to expand motor business in automobile, home appliances, commercial and industrial applications to become a world' No. 1 manufacturer of comprehensive drive technology which focus "everything that spins and moves."

HDD spindle motors

Past M&A

Nidec has conducted M&As in the process of building up our technological strength in motor and its peripheral technologies. Many of the acquired companies own industry-leading expertise in each of their chosen fields, helping the group companies to enhance their technical capabilities through technological exchange. Looking ahead, we continue to position business acquisitions as an important pillar of our strategic growth plans.


Major M&As
Year Month Acquired Companys Current Names
1984 February Axial Flow Fan Div. of Torin Corp. (US) Nidec America Corp.
1989 March Shinano Tokki Co., Ltd Nidec Corp.
Nagano Technical Center
1992 January Precision Compounds Div. of Seagate Technology LLC (US)  
1995 February Kyoritsu Machinery Co., Ltd Nidec Machinery Corp.
1995 February Simpo Industries Co., Ltd Nidec-Shimpo Corp.
1997 March Tosok Corp. Nidec Tosok Corp.
1997 April Read Corp. Nidec-Read Corp.
1997 May Kyori Kogyo Nidec-Shimpo Corp.
1998 February Copal Co., Ltd Nidec Copal Corp.
1998 February Copal Electronics Corp. Nidec Copal Electronics Corp.
1998 October Motor Div. of Shibaura Engineering Works Co., Ltd. Nidec Techno Motor Corp.
2000 March Y-E Drive Corp. Nidec Techno Motor Corp.
2000 October Motor Div. of Seagate Technology LLC (US) Thai Rangsit factory  
2003 October Sankyo Seiki Mfg. Co., Ltd. Nidec Sankyo Corp.
2006 November Fujisoku Corp.  
2006 December Motors & Actuators Div. of Valeo S.A. (France) Nidec Motors & Actuators
2007 February Brilliant Manufacturing Ltd. (Singapore) Nidec Component Technology Co., Ltd.
2007 April Japan Servo Co., Ltd. Nidec Servo Corp.
2010 January Household Motor Business of Appliances Components Companies S.p.A. (Italy) Nidec Sole Motor Corporation S.R.L.
2010 February SC Wado Co., Ltd. (Thailand)  
2010 September Motors & Controls Business of Emerson Electric Co. (US) Nidec Motor Corp.
2011 July Sanyo Seimitsu Co., Ltd. Nidec Seimitsu Corp.
2012 April The Minster Machine Company (US) Nidec-Shimpo Corp.
2012 May Ansaldo Sistemi Industriali S.p.A. (Italy) Nidec ASI S.p.A.
2012 September Avtron Industrial Automation, Inc. (US) Nidec Motor Corporation, Industrial Solutions
2012 October SCD Co., Ltd. (South Korea) SCD Co., Ltd.
2012 November Kinetek Group Inc. (US) Nidec Motor Corporation, Elevator & Drive Systems
2012 December Jiangsu Kaiyu Auto Appliance Co., Ltd. (China) Nidec Kaiyu Auto Electric (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.
2014 January Mitsubishi Materials C.M.I. Corp. Nidec Sankyo CMI Corp.
2014 March Honda Elesys Co., Ltd. Nidec Elesys Corp.
2015 February Geräte- und Pumpenbau GmbH Dr. Eugen Schmidt (Germany) Nidec GPM GmbH
2015 May Motortecnica s.r.l. (Italy) Motortecnica s.r.l.
2015 July SR motor and drive business of China Tex Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Ltd (China) Nidec (Beijing) Drive Technologies Co., Ltd.
2015 August Arisa, S.A. (Spain) Nidec Arisa S.L.U.
2015 August KB Electronics, Inc. (US) Nidec Motor Corporation, Commercial, Industrial Motor & Control
2015 September E.M.G. Elettromeccanica S.r.l.'s (Italy) Nidec Motor Corporation, Commercial, Industrial Motor & Control
2015 September PT. Nagata Opto Indonesia (Indonesia) PT. Nagata Opto Indonesia
2016 May E.C.E. S.r.l. (Italy) E.C.E. S.r.l.
2016 May ANA IMEP S.A. (Romania) Nidec Motor Corporation Romania
2016 December Canton Elevator, Inc. (US) Canton Elevator, Inc.
2017 January Motor and Electric Power Generation businesses of Emerson Electric Co. (France) Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding
2017 January Drive business of Emerson Electric Co. (UK) Nidec Control Techniques Limited
2017 March Vamco International, Inc. (US) Nidec Vamco Corp.
2017 July LGB Elettropompe S.r.l. (Italy) LGB Elettropompe S.r.l.
2017 July Secop Group (Germany) Secop Group