About Nidec Corporation

History

With a passion to "become the world's No.1 company," Nidec started business in a small prefabricated shed with only four employees. See the company's history between then and now.

2000 March
Y-E Drive Corp.
Y-E Drive Corp.
Took a stake in Y-E Drive Corp.
April Nidec Shibaura (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. and Nidec Shibaura Electronics (Thailand) Co.,Ltd. merged (company name became Nidec Shibaura Electronics (Thailand) Co.,Ltd.).
October Acquired an HDD motor plant of an American company Seagate technology Inc. in Thailand, and established Nidec Hi-Tech Motor (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a locally-incorporated company.
2001 January Established Nidec Precision Philippines Corp., a locally-incorporated company.
September
Listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
Listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
October The company opened the Taiwan Technical Center.
2002 April Established Nidec System Engineering (Zhejiang) Corp., a locally-incorporated company in China.
June Established Nidec (Dongguan) Ltd., a locally-incorporated company in China.
2003 March
Head Office/Central Technical Laboratory
Head Office/Central Technical Laboratory
The building for the Head Office and Central Technical Laboratory was completed in Minami-ku, Kyoto
April Established Nidec (Shanghai) International Trading Co., Ltd., a locally-incorporated company.
May Relocated its Head Office and opened the Central Technical Laboratory.
October
Took a stake in Sankyo Seiki Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Took a stake in Sankyo Seiki Mfg. Co., Ltd.
Took a stake in Sankyo Seiki Mfg. Co., Ltd.
2004 April Sankyo Logistics was renamed Nidec Logistics Corp.
2005 October Established Nidec Vietnam Corp., a locally-incorporated company.
2006 February Established Nidec Automobile Motor (Zhejiang) Corp., a locally-incorporated company in China.
December
Nidec Motors & Actuators
Nidec Motors & Actuators
Established Nidec Motors & Actuators by acquiring the motor and actuator business of Valeo S.A., a French company.
2007 February
Brilliant Manufacturing Ltd.
Brilliant Manufacturing Ltd.
Acquired Brilliant Manufacturing Ltd. of Singapore.
April Took a stake in Japan Servo Co.,Ltd.
November
Radio control power glider (F5B)
Radio control power glider (F5B)
Gliders equipped with Nidec motors participated in the Japan Radio Control Power Glider Championship (F5B) for the first time and won a clean sweep of first, second, and third places.
2009 September Established solely owned Nidec Techno Motor Holdings Corporation, and placed Nidec Shibaura Corporation and Nidec Power Motor Corporation under its control.
November Opened Shiga Technical Center's new main building.