NIDEC PRECISION CORPORATION
This page shows our history - from its foundation to the present.
|1946||Manufacturing of shutters started as a small-scale business.|
|1949||Operation was reorganized as the Copal Koki Co., Ltd. specializing in the manufacture of camera shutters.|
|1954||Head office and main plant moved to Itabashi-ku, Tokyo.|
|1955||Belt conveyor system was employed for assembling shutters.|
|1961||Listed on Second Section, Tokyo Stock Exchange.|
|1962||Changed company name to Copal Co., Ltd.|
|1963||Copal Precision Co., Ltd. (currently Production support center - Koriyama Prodution Dept.) began operations in Koriyama, Fukushima Prefecture.|
|1965||Blue Ribbon Medal for contribution to the camera industry by improving shutter production technology.|
|1967||Copal Optical Co., Ltd. (currently Shiojiri Factory) was established in Shiojiri, Nagano Prefecture.|
|1969||Muikamachi Precision Co., Ltd. (currently Niigata Factory) was established in Muikamachi, Niigata Prefecture.|
Emperor Hirohito and Empress Nagako visited Copal Precision Co., Ltd. (currently Production support center - Koriyama Prodution Dept.).
|1971||Listed on First Section, Tokyo Stock Exchange.|
|1972||Ichinoseki Copal Co., Ltd. was established in Ichinoseki, Iwate Prefecture.|
|1974||Blue Ribbon Medal for contribution to the camera industry by improving shutter production technology.(Then Chairman Mr.Maehara)|
|1987||Copal Precision Parts Co., Ltd. (currently Niigata Factory) was est|
|1988||Entered into capital participation arrangement with Fujitsu (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Copal Division).|
|1991||Copal Precision (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd., was established in Malaysia.|
|1998||Nidec Corp. became the largest stockholder of company and joined the Nidec Group.
Director of the Science and Technology Agency Award for long years of contribution to the camera industry by developing focal plane shutters for cameras.
Copal Optical and Electronic Machinery (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. was established in Shanghai.
|1999||Nidec Copal (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. was established in Vietnam.
Changed name to Nidec Copal Corp.
Fujitsu (Thailand) Copal Division, becoming independent as Nidec Copal (Thailand) Co., Ltd. built a new plant and started operations.
|2001||Nidec Copal GmbH was established as the sales company of electronic and precision components in Europe.
Purple Ribbon Medal in Spring for contribution to the development of focal plane shutters for cameras.
Nidec Copal (Zhejiang) Corp. established in China.
|2003||Copal Yamada Corp. was established.|
|2010||Nidec Copal Precision（Vietnam） Corporation was established.|
|2012||Nidec Copal Precision Parts Corporation changed name to Niigata Nidec Copal Corp.|
|2013||The new company building completed.
Became a wholly owned
|2014||Niigata Nidec Copal Corp was merged into Nidec Copal Corp.
The new name is Nidec Copal Corp., Niigata Plant.
|2018||Business transfer of potentiometer and encoder business to Nidec Copal Electronics Corporation.|
|2019||Acquisition of Micro Motor Business from Nidec Seimitsu Corporation.|