73 Companies - M&As

Nidec has achieved significant results through M&As. The secret to our success

Nidec’s growth and M&A strategy
Balancing organic growth and M&As

Motion-centric M&As geared to buy time

With 337 group companies* around the world, Nidec has grown into a global company.
M&As are one of the strategies that have supported this growth.

We focus our M&As on all that spins and moves, based on the concept of buying time, then use them to foster our technology and sales channels.
*As of March 31, 2020

Nidec has executed M&As on both a local and international scale
Here are the specific benefits of Nidec's M&As

Creating synergies with existing businesses by reducing procurement costs and expanding sales channels

Nidec is invested in improving the good management and growth of the companies acquired, and also in creating synergies* with existing businesses so as to encourage mutual development.
These synergies can include reducing costs by centralizing parts procurement, developing technologies and expanding sales channels in new fields.
This M&A strategy has led to dramatic growth, going beyond the mere sum of its parts.

*Synergies: Effect whereby companies cooperate to effectively use management resources, through combination and integration in order to generate added value that goes beyond the mere total of sales and profits.

Example of an M&A
Full-fledged entry into the electric pump market through the acquisition of GPM

In February 2015, Nidec acquired German automotive pump manufacturer Geräte- und Pumpenbau GmbH (GPM, currently Nidec GPM). GPM develops, manufactures, and sells water pumps, oil pumps, and module pumps, and enjoys a leading share in the European market.

We decided to acquire GPM in light of expectations for a dramatic increase in demand for motor-powered electric water pumps and electric oil pumps. With the recent global trend for stringent CO2 regulations, demand is rapidly growing among automakers for electric, hybrid, and start-stop system-equipped vehicles.

Combined, our motors and GPM’s pumps have enabled us to make major leaps in the electric pump’s high growth-potential market. In addition, integration with Nidec Elesys’s electronic control unit (ECU) technologies has helped to develop electric oil pump power packs by combining pumps, motors, and ECUs. This has accelerated the shift from motor units to modularizations*, systems, and higher added value. Cost cuts through the in-house supply of parts is also a form of group synergy.

Furthermore, GPM boasts a 70-year history and close relationships with major European manufacturers—including Volkswagen, Daimler, and BMW. Accordingly, GPM has allowed us to expand our sales channels to these manufacturers while also gaining a more timely understanding of future needs.

*Modularization: Bringing multiple components together to manufacture products with a cohesive function.

However, Nidec’s growth hasn’t been solely due to the success of M&As

Nidec’s expansion relies on both organic growth and M&As

M&As may be a key strategy, but that does not mean that Nidec has grown through them alone.
We could build up the strong foundations we now have by pursuing growth and expansion in our existing businesses as well.
The M&As and organic growth of existing businesses have supported the expansion of Nidec.

Major M&As(Nidec positions M&As as an important strategy for growth.)
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Year Month Acquired Companies 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 Minster 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. Nidec Sankyo 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) Nidec Global Appliance Compressors GmbH
2017 October Tokyo Maruzen Industry Co., Ltd. Tokyo Maruzen Industry Co., Ltd.
2017 October SV Probe Pte. Ltd.(Singapore) SV Probe Pte. Ltd.
2017 November driveXpert GmbH(Germany) driveXpert GmbH
2018 April Genmark Automation, Inc. (US) Genmark Automation, Inc.
2018 July CIMA S.p.A (Italy) CIMA S.r.l.
2018 August MS-Graessner GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) MS-Graessner GmbH & Co. KG
2018 November Chaun-Choung Technology Corp. (Taiwan) Chaun-Choung Technology Corp.
2019 February Systeme + Steuerungen GmbH (Germany) Systeme + Steuerungen GmbH
2019 March DESCH Antriebstechnik GmbH & Co. KG (Germany) DESCH Antriebstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
2019 July Compressor business of Whirlpool Corporation(Brazil) Nidec Global Appliance Compressor es e Solucoes em Refrigeracao Ltda
2019 November OMRON Automotive Electronics Co. Ltd. NIDEC MOBILITY CORPORATION
2019 November Roboteq, Inc. (US) Roboteq, Inc.
2021 August Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Machine Tool Co., Ltd. Nidec Machine Tool Corporation
2022 February OKK Corporation Ndec OKK Corporation
2023 February PAMA S.p.A. (Italy) PAMA S.p.A.
2023 March Midori Precisions Co., Ltd (Japan) Midori Precisions Co., Ltd
2023 July TAR, LLC d/b/a Houma Armature Works TAR, LLC d/b/a Houma Armature Works
2023 August Automatic Feed Company Automatic Feed Company
2023 November Takisawa Machine Tool Co., Ltd. Takisawa Machine Tool Co., Ltd.

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