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.

2010 January Nidec Techno Motor Holdings Corporation acquired the home appliance motor business of Appliances Components, an Italian home appliance manufacturer. Started Nidec Sole Motor Corporation S.R.L.
February Nidec Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd. acquired SC Wado Co., Ltd., a base plate manufacturer owned by Salee Industry Public Company Limited in Thailand.
August A glider equipped with a Nidec motor took first place in the World Radio Control Gliders (F5B) Championship.
October
Nidec Motor
Nidec Motor Corporation
Established Nidec Motor Corporation by acquiring the Motors & Controls business of Emerson Electric Co., an American company. Established Nidec Motor Holdings Corporation as its holding company.
October
Nidec (Shaoguan) Limited
Nidec (Shaoguan) Limited
Established Nidec (Shaoguan) Limited as its manufacturing subsidiary in China.
December
Nidec India Private Limited
Nidec India Private Limited
Established Nidec India Private Limited as its sales subsidiary in India.
2011 July
SANYO Seimitsu Corp.
SANYO Seimitsu Corp.
Took a stake in SANYO Seimitsu Corp.
November Established Nidec Management Shanghai Corporation as its subsidiary for controlling financing of group companies operating in China.
2012 March Established SC Wado Component (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. as the first operating base in Cambodia.
April Nidec-Shimpo Corporation acquired the Minster Machine Company, the largest press machine manufacturer in the U.S.
April Established the Nidec Research and Development Center, Singapore in Singapore.
June Acquired Ansaldo Sistemi Industriali S.p.A. of Italy.
September
The Nidec Research and Development Center, Taiwan
The Nidec Research and Development Center, Taiwan

Established the Nidec Research and Development Center, Taiwan in Taiwan.

September Established Nidec US Holdings Corporation in the U.S. This holdings company acquired Avtron Industrial Automation, Inc.
November Nidec US Holdings Corporation in the U.S. acquired Kinetek Group Inc.
December Took a stake in Jiangsu Kaiyu Auto Appliance.
2013 April
Nidec Automotive Motors Americas Corporation
Nidec Automotive Motors Americas Corporation

Nidec Corporation establishes Nidec Automotive Motors Americas Corporation in the US to integrate its automotive motor business in the country’s market.

2014 January Nidec Sankyo Corporation purchases Mitsubishi Materials C.M.I. Corporation.
January Nidec Corporation’s Precision Machining Department becomes Production Engineering Center.
January
Nidec Research and Development Center, Japan
Nidec Research and Development Center, Japan
Nidec Research and Development Center, Japan opens its new building in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.
March Nidec Corporation purchases Honda Elesys Co., Ltd.
2015 February
Geräte- und Pumpenbau GmbH Dr. Eugen Schmidt
Geräte- und Pumpenbau GmbH Dr. Eugen Schmidt
Nidec Corporation purchases Geräte- und Pumpenbau GmbH Dr. Eugen Schmidt.
May Nidec ASI S.p.A. purchases Motortecnica s.r.l.
July
Nidec Motor (Qingdao) Corporation purchases the SR motor and drive business of China Tex Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Ltd.
August
Nidec-Shimpo Corporation acquires Arisa, S.A., a Spanish press manufacturer.
August
Nidec Corporation acquires KB Electronics, Inc., a US motor drive manufacturer.
September
Nidec Corporation acquires Italy-based E.M.G. Elettromeccanica S.r.l.’s assets.
September
Nidec Sankyo Corporation acquires PT.NAGATA OPTO INDONESIA.
October
Nidec Corporation opens Nidec Center for Industrial Science.
2016 May
Nidec Corporation delists its stocks from the New York Stock Exchange.
May Acquired E.C.E. S.r.l. of Italy.
May Acquired ANA IMEP S.A. (currently Nidec Motor Corporation Romania) of Romania.
December Acquired Canton Elevator, Inc. of the U.S.
2017 January Established Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding and Nidec Control Techniques Limited by acquiring the motors, drives and electric power generation businesses of Emerson Electric Co., an American company. 
March Opened Nidec Corporation Head Office ANNEX Global Learning Center.
March Acquired Vamco International, Inc. of the U.S.
March Unified corporate brand logos of group companies to “Nidec”.
July Acquired LGB Elettropompe S.r.l. of Italy.
July Acquired Secop Group of Germany.
October Acquired the business of Tokyo Maruzen Industry Co., Ltd.
October Acquired SV Probe Pte. Ltd., of Signapore.
November Acquired driveXpert GmbH of Germany.
2018 February
生産技術研究所
Nidec Center for Industrial Science
Nidec Center for Industrial Science's new, first-phase-construction building opens in Seika-cho, Soraku-gun in Kyoto Prefecture.
April Nidec Sankyo Corporation acquires Genmark Automation, Inc., a US semiconductor wafer handling robot manufacturer.
May Nidec Corporation and French car manufacturer Groupe PSA complete the establishment of a joint venture (Nidec PSA emotors).
July Nidec Corporation acquires Italy's CIMA S.p.A.
August
Nidec-Shimpo Corporation acquires German reducer manufacturer MS-Graessner GmbH & Co. KG.
November
Nidec Corporation acquires Taiwan's Chaun-Choung Technology Corp.