|Nihon Densan kabushiki gaisha|
TOPIX 100 Component
|Founded||July 23, 1973|
|Headquarters||338 Kuzetonoshiro-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8205, Japan|
|Shigenobu Nagamori (CEO)|
|Revenue||US$11.15 billion (FY 2017) (JPY 1199.3 billion) (FY 2017)|
|US$1.04 billion (FY 2017) (JPY 111.7 billion) (FY 2017)|
Number of employees
|Nidec Corporation: 2,392 (as of March 31, 2017) Consolidated: 107,062 (as of March 31, 2017)|
|Footnotes / references|
Nidec Corporation (日本電産株式会社, Nihon Densan Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese manufacturer and distributor of electric motors. Their products are found in hard-disk drives, electric appliances, automobiles and commercial and manufacturing equipment. The company has the largest global market share for the tiny spindle motors that power hard-disk drives.
The two product groups with the largest sales are hard-disk drive motors and automotive products with 16% and 22% of sales, respectively.
As of 2017, the company has 296 subsidiaries companies located across Japan, Asia, Europe and the Americas. Nidec is listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the TOPIX 100 stock market index.
The company was number 42 on the 2005 edition of the Businessweek Infotech 100 list. Also Nidec was featured on the 2014 Forbes World's Most Innovative Companies list.
|1973||July||Shigenobu Nagamori, current chairman of the board, president and CEO, established Nippon Densan Corporation (now Nidec Corporation) in Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto with a capital of 20 million yen.|
|1974||October||Opened a sales agent in the U.S. Relocated its head office to Omiya, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto.|
|1975||April||Launched full-scale production of brushless DC motors.|
|1976||April||Established Nidec America Corp, a locally incorporated company.|
|1979||October||Started production of spindle motors for 8-inch hard disk device.|
|1984||February||Acquired the axial-flow fan business from American company Torin Corporation, and established the locally incorporated company Nidec Torin Corporation in America. Started production of spindle motors for 3.5-inch hard disk device.|
|1988||October||The company listed its stock on the second section of the Osaka Stock Exchange, and the Kyoto Stock Exchange.|
|1990||August||Established Nidec Electronics (Thailand) Co., Ltd., a locally incorporated company.|
|1992||February||Established Nidec (Dalian) Ltd., a locally incorporated company in China.|
|1993||April||Established Nidec Electronics GmbH, a locally incorporated company in Germany.|
|1995||December||Established Nidec Philippines Corp., a locally incorporated company.|
|1997||December||Established Nidec Tosok (Vietnam) Co., Ltd. through a joint investment with Tosok Corp.|
|1998||February||Established P.T. Nidec Indonesia, a locally incorporated company.[Sep]Listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Listed on the first section of the Osaka Stock Exchange.
|1999||December||Established Nidec Korea Corp., a locally incorporated company.|
|2001||September||Listed on the New York Stock Exchange.|
|2003||March||The building for the Head Office and Central Technical Laboratory was completed in Minami-ku, Kyoto|
|2006||December||Established Nidec Motors & Actuators by acquiring the motor and actuator business of Valeo S.A., a French company.|
|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.[Dec]Established Nidec India Private Limited as its sales subsidiary in India.|
|2012||March||Established SC Wado Component (Cambodia) Co., Ltd. as the first operating base in Cambodia.|