Nidec Corporation
 Tokyo Stock Exchange code: 6594

Shiro Ikushima
General Manager
Public Relations

Released on May 9, 2016, in Kyoto, Japan

Nidec ASI Receives Major Order for Engineering Solutions for the Russian
Oil & Gas Sector

Nidec Corporation (OTC: NJDCY) (TSE: 6594) today announces that Nidec ASI S.p.A. (Milan, Italy) (“NASI”)—a subsidiary of Nidec specializing in industrial solutions, a part of Nidec’s appliance, commercial and industrial motor business—has signed a contract worth 125 million Euro with Russian Electric Motors (“REM”). As a result of this contract, NASI will become a partner of REM and assist with the design of a new manufacturing plant (planned to be completed in 2017) for large electric motors to be used in the Russian oil & gas sector. In addition, NASI will also supply approximately 250 large motors over a period from May 2016 until the new plant commences operation in December 2017.

REM is a joint venture between Transneft, Russia's largest oil transportation company, and Konar, Russia's largest manufacturer of valves and fittings for pipelines. As a partner of REM, NASI will design, manufacture and supply 244 large motors that will play a vital role in the modernization of the pumping systems of the extensive trunk pipeline network, measuring around 80,000 km, operated by Transneft. The new motors that are to be designed and manufactured in NASI's Monfalcone factory will be used by Transneft to modernize the pump systems of the existing pipeline network in an effort to increase productivity and energy efficiency. The motors are to comply with international and Russian regulations and work at temperatures as low as -60°C with a capacity of up to 8 MW.

Also included in the agreement is the design of a plant for local production of the above mentioned type of motors in Chelyabinsk, at the foot of the Ural mountain range. NASI will also take care of the technical training for plant staff. Once completed, the plant will continue to supply NASI motors to the Russian domestic market.

The capability to design highly reliable motors suitable for oil and gas pipelines in environments with extreme climates, such as the Russian winter, as well as the flexibility to undertake custom projects are two of NASI's strong points that were key factors behind the agreement. The Nidec group aims to contribute to global sustainable development with high-efficient/high-output motors and sophisticated solutions.

Nidec ASI’s press release:

Large motor                                                                                 NASI's production line in Monfalcone

 For inquiries, please contact: Isami Yamaguchi
 (GM, Corporate Planning Department)
 Tel: +81-75-958-3606

Released on December 01, 2015, in Nagaokakyo-shi, Japan

Nidec-Shimpo Develops “Smart AGV” Series Automatic Guided Vehicles

Nidec-Shimpo Corporation (the “Company”) today announced that it has developed “Smart AGV” series automatic guided vehicles.

The Company has been offering its AGV (Automated Guided Vehicle) drive units, equipped with one of its major products, the planetary “ABLE” speed reducer, since 2007. The products are also on sale as the reputed “AGV package,” which, with a controller, a dedicated magnetic sensor, and other devices, can be converted into a system easily.

The “Smart AGV” series, which was developed as next-generation automatic guided vehicles equipped with the Nidec Group’s advanced technologies such as the “ultra-low floor,” “guideless maneuvering,” and “wireless operation,” are planned to be launched in spring 2016.

The Company will continue the sales of its existing AGV drive units and AGV package.

Overview of the Smart AGV series automatic guided vehicles:
Maximum loading weight: 100kg
Loading area: Size A2 (420 x 594mm)
Maximum speed: 60m/min.
Longest continuous operation time: 8 hours (1 hour for battery recharging) (with the use of a lithium-ion battery and a plug-in battery recharging system)*
Dimensions: 630mm (w) x 790mm (l) x 200mm (h)
Weight: 65kg
Specifications: 200W servo motor + 1/15 built-in planetary reducer (one unit for each side)
                          φ120mm urethane rubber tires
                          Equipped with a uniquely developed suspension mechanism
                          Equipped with a laser range sensor
Stopping accuracy: ±30mm
                          *Results may vary depending on peripheral environments.
Control method: Tablet-based wireless operations using a monitor (to see operating status and problems)
Safety equipment: Infrared sensor (detection distance: 1m) and bumper sensor
* The sensors are planned to be made available for automatic and non-contact battery recharging vehicles.

Features of the Smart AGV series automatic guided vehicles:
(i) Low-floor structure that expands the vehicles’ applications (200mm above the floor)
(ii) Stable movement on any floor surface based on a uniquely developed suspension
(iii) Equipped with a high-capacity lithium ion battery that enables continuous long-hour
operation (up to 8 hours)
(iv) Laser sensor-based guideless movement
(v) Easily maintainable vehicle structure

The above Smart SGV vehicles will be exhibited at the upcoming CES 2016, which will be held from January 06 to 09, 2016 in Las Vegas in the US, and a demonstration will be held to show their running performance.

Moving forward, the Company will further improve its product lineup by including large-scale models and other products.