About Nidec Corporation


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.

1973 July
Katsura Plant
Katsura Plant
Shigenobu Nagamori, current Chairman of the board & CEO, established Nippon Densan Corporation (now Nidec Corporation) in Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto with a capital of 20 million yen.
August Started production and sales of small precision AC motors.
1974 October Opened a sales agent in the U.S.
Head Office
Head Office
Relocated its Head Office to Omiya, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto.
1975 January Opened a sales agents in Asia and European countries.
Kameoka Plant
Kameoka Plant
Established a new plant (Kameoka Plant) in Kameoka-city, Kyoto.
April Launched full-scale production of brushless DC motors.
1976 April
Nidec America Corp.
Nidec America Corp.
Established Nidec America Corp, a locally-incorporated company.
1978 November Established Nidec Torin Corp. jointly with Torin Corp., an American fan manufacturer, in order to make full-scale inroads into the fan and blower market.
1979 October
8-inch spindle motor
Spindle motor
Started production of spindle motors for 8-inch hard disk device.