Johnson Electric Machinery Factory Co., Ltd.(Formerly Johnson Electric Group)

Company Profile



6F, 12 Science Park East Avenue, 6F, Hong Kong Science Park, Shatin, NT, Hong Kong, China

Business Overview

-A leading manufacturer of precision motors, drive subsystems and related components.

-The company's three business segments are Automotive Products Group (APG), Industry Products Group (IPG), and Components and Services Group (C&S).

-The company's main markets are Europe, China, and North America, with Asia being the largest destination. In the fiscal year ended March 31, 2021, the company's Automotive Products Group generated sales of USD 2,443.5 million, accounting for 77.42% of total sales.


-Listed on the Hong Kong Stock Exchange (As of March 31, 2021)
Shareholder Share ratio (%)
Yik-Chun Koo WANG*(1) 57.25
Others 42.75
Total 100.00


1. These shares are held directly or indirectly by trustees of a number of trust funds associated with the WANG family.


Motors and Solenoids
-Brushless DC motors
-DC motors
-AC motors
-Stepper motors
-Piezo motors & ultrasonic motor subsystems
-Automotive actuators
-Haptic motion products
-Piezo stages
-Cooling fans
-Electric sunroof drives
-Actuators for air conditioning
-Electronic power steering motors
-Actuators and motors for electronic parking brakes
-Actuators for lamps
-Cleaning pump systems and motors
-Actuators for electric tail gates
-Actuators for transmissions and transmission systems
-Actuators for turbo chargers
-Motor actuators for electric door locks
-Seat motors
-Motor actuators for engine management
-Coolant and refrigerant valve actuators

Pumps and Valves
-Windshield and headlight washing pumps
-Washing pump motor for windshield and headlight washing pump motors
-Fuel pump motors
-Fuel pump armatures
-Engine and gearbox oil pumps

Flex Circuits and Microelectronics
-Flex Circuits
-FFC:Flat Flexible Cable
-Security circuits
-EMI shielded flexible circuits

Switches and Relays
-Microswitches (Snap Action Switches)
-TIPPMATIC auto power-off
-Manually operated switches
-Panel mounted switches
-Automotive switches and subsystems
-Smart meter relays

Powder Metal Components


1959 The Company was founded to produce micro motors.
1970 Sales at the company were USD 1.7 million.
1972 Mr. Patrick WANG established the AC Motor Business
1976 Established Johnson Electric in USA. Began production of micromotors for the automotive Industry.
1980 Sales at the Company were USD 16 million.
1982 Established plant in Shajing, China.
1984 Listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
1985 Plant in Tai Po Industrial Estate Hong Kong began operation.
1988 Established Johnson Electric branch office in Japan.
1989 Established Johnson Electric in Thailand.
1990 Sales at Johnson Electric were USD 126 million.
1992 Opened R & D center in Stuttgart, Germany.
1995 Received ISO 9002 (in China Plants) from Llyod''s Register Quality Assurance.
1997 In Thailand ISO 9002 accredited by SGS Yarsley, International Certification Services.
1998 QS-9000 certified on DC Micromotors and Armatures for Engine Management Systems by Underwriters Laboratories for operations in mainland China, Hong Kong, Germany and the United States.
1999 Acquisition of Electric Motor Systems from Lear Corporation including Gate SpA in Italy for Cooling Fan Module.
QS9000/ISO9001 certified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.
2000 Formation of a joint-venture company, Nidec Johnson Electric for AV market with Nidec Corporation of Japan.
Sales at Johnson Electric were USD 677 million.
2001 Automotive Motor Group and Commercial Motor Group established.
Acquired motors business of Textron Automotive Company's Kautex Textron division.
Acquired seat motor business of ArvinMeritor''s Light Vehicle Systems division.
2004 Acquired 100% stake in Nidec Johnson Electric.
Expanded North American automotive operations with the completion of a state-of-the-art technical center in Plymouth, Michigan.
Acquired a 51% stake in Nanomotion Ltd., which manufactures high-precision piezo ceramic motors.
Acquired a 100% stake in Nihon Mini Motor Co., Ltd. that produces optical disc drive products for cameras.
2005 Launched V-Motor.
Set up its Value Innovation Program (VIP) Center.
Acquired Saia-Burgess.
Acquired Parlex.
2010 Johnson Electric International AG opened a new plant in Chennai, India.
2010 Opened a new manufacturing facility in Beihai, Guangxi Zhuang Autonomous Region, China. 
2012 Constructed a new plant in ZacatecasMexico to supply its products to its customers in North and South America.
2013 Established a new plant in Nis, Serbia.
Sep. 2014 A new plant opended in Nis, Serbia.
2015 Established second plant in Mexico and acquired 100% shares of Stackpole International from S.I. Investors.
2016 The Company announced that it acquired 100% of AML Développement shares. Increased its shares from in Ri Yong-Jea from 60% to 70%. Opened a plant in Bedzin, Poland.
2017 The Company increased shares in Halla Stackpolefrom 30% to 80%. Inaugurated its new plant in Arujá, Brazil.
2018 The Company acquired  the compressor lubricant solutions business from Apex Advanced Technologies, LLC.

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