Nidec Corporation

Company Profile



338 Kuzetonoshiro-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8205, Japan

Business Overview

-The Company has the leading share in the global brushless motor market, and the largest market share of automotive power steering motors, according to the Company's publications.

-The production groups consist of the following product areas: Small precision motors; Automotive, appliance, commercial and industrial products; Machinery; and Electronic and optical components.

-In the fiscal year that ended in March 2021, the automotive businesses generated 22.1% of total sales.

-The Company develops and manufactures the following automotive products: motors for electric power-steering systems, brakes, etc.; cameras, control valves, electric oil pumps, and others.

-The Company developed and then launched commercial production in April 2019 of its E-Axle traction motor system, in which a motor, inverter, and decelerator for electric vehicles are integrated. In line with the growth of electric vehicles, the Company plans to manufacture more than 10 million E-Axles in 2030.


Automotive Business of Nidec Group

Business segment Company name Production countries Main products
Automotive motors Nidec Germany, Spain, Poland, Mexico, China (Dalian, Jiaxing, Guangzhou, Changzhou), India  Motors (for brakes, seat adjusters, electric power steering systems, engine cooling fans and power sunroofs), actuators
Nidec Motors & Actuators
Automotive components Nidec Tosok Vietnam , China (Zhejiang), Mexico  Control valves, stepping motors, solenoid valves, spool valves, harness modules and electric oil-pumps
Nidec GPM Germany, Hungary, Brazil, China(Suzhou、Jiaxing)  Water pumps and oil pumps
Nidec Sankyo Japan(Nagano), the Philippines, Vietnam, China (Guangzhou),Indonesia , U.S (Indiana),  Stepping motors, Ultra wide angle lens units
Electronic control units (ECUs) Nidec Elesys Japan (Utsunomiya), U.S., China (Zhongshan, Zhejiang), Thailand Electronic control units (including EPSs, ABSs, VSA and ADSs), safety systems (including lane keep assist systems, millimeter wave radar units, collision mitigation brake systems and occupant detection systems)
Nidec Mobility Japan(Nagano), China (Guangzhou), IndiaThailandKorea, U.S.BrazilMexico Active safety devices, body wiring, EPS, power controls


e-Axle Production and Development Sites (Released by the Company October 26, 2021)

Function Location Company name Production capacity
Production sites China Nidec Tosok (Zhejiang) Corporation 600 In operation
Nidec Automobile Motor (Zhejiang) Corporation 400 In operation
Guangzhou Nidec Auto Drive System Co., Ltd. 400 In operation
Nidec (Dalian) Limited 1,000 Operation planned
Development sites Japan Nidec Research And Development Center - Research on basic and fundamental technologies for motor structure and motor control
Nidec Shiga Technical Center - Design and development of motor platforms
Nidec Center for Industrial Science - Development of inspection equipment and technology for in-house production of parts
China Nidec Suzhou Co., Ltd. - Application development, functional testing, quality assurance, etc.


-Listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange. (As of Mar. 31, 2021)
Name or Company Name Investment Ratio (%)
Individual shareholder 8.44
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account) 7.04
Japan Trusties Services Bank Ltd. (Trust Account) 4.23
Bank of Kyoto, Ltd. 4.23
S.N. Kosan 3.45
The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd. 2.53
Nippon Life Insurance Company 2.24
Total 40.40



  • For electric power steering systems (EPS)
  • For engine cooling
  • For seat adjusters
  • For brakes (ESP/ABS)
  • For traction motors
  • Switched reluctance motor

-In-wheel motor

Nidec Motors & Actuators

  • For brake systems
  • For seat adjusters
  • For steering column adjusters
  • For engine cooling
  • For sunroof closures
  • For trunk openers/power liftgates



Nidec Tosok
-Control valves for CVTs and ATs
-Stepping motors
-Solenoid valves
-Spool valves
-Harness modules
-Electric oil-pumps

Nidec GPM
-Conventional water pumps
-Adjustable water pumps
-Electrical water pumps
-Conventional oil pumps
-Adjustable oil pumps
-Electrical oil pumps
-Transmission oil pumps
-Electrical vacuum pumps

Nidec Sankyo
-Stepping motors
-Ultra wide angle lens units
-Wide Angle Lenses
-Super-Wide Angle lenses
-Precision Plastic Parts
-Resin Molded Parts
-Surround view camera lens units

Nidec Elesys
-Electric power steering units (EPS)
-Vehicle stability assist systems (VSA)
-Electric parking brake units (EPB)
-Electric servo brake units (ESB)
-Antilock brake systems (ABS)
-Active dumper systems (ADS)
-Parking assist units (PA)
-Lane keep assist systems (LKAS)
-76GHz-band millimetric wave radar units
-Electric pre tensioner units
-Collision mitigation brake systems (CMBS)
-Occupant detection systems (ODS)
-New sensor fusion
-Traction inverter

Nidec Mobility
-Driver monitoring sensor
-Body control module (BCM)
-Power window switch (PWS) with an anti-pinching function
-Security entry products
-Electric power steering unit (EPS)
-DC/DC converter for the idling stop system (ISS)
-DC/DC converter for xEVs
-Push engine start system
-Power window switch
-Fuel pump control module
-Sunbeam autolight sensor with ECU
-Power seat switch and EPB switch


July 1973 Established Nippon Densan Corporation (currently Nidec Corporation) in Nishikyo-ku, Kyoto.
Aug. 1973 Started production and sales of small precision AC motors.
Oct. 1984 Established the Shiga Plant (currently Nidec Siga Technical Center).
Nov. 1988 Listed its stock on the second section of the Osaka Stock Exchange, and the Kyoto Stock Exchange.
Mar. 1997 Took a stake in Tosok Corp.
Dec. 1997 Established Nidec Tosok (Vietnam) Co., Ltd.
Sept. 1998 Listed the stock on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the first section of the Osaka Stock Exchange.
Sept. 2001 Listed on the New York Stock Exchange.
May 2003 Relocated its Head Office and opened the Central Technical Laboratory.
Oct. 2003 Took a stake in Sankyo Seiki Mfg. Co., Ltd. (currently Nidec Sankyo Corporation)
Feb. 2006 Established Nidec Automobile Motor (Zhejiang) Corp., a locally-incorporated company in China.
Dec. 2006 Established Nidec Motors & Actuators by acquiring the motor and actuator business of Valeo S.A.
Nov. 2009 Opened Shiga Technical Center's new main building.
Sep. 2010 Established Nidec Motor Corporation by acquiring the Motors & Controls business of Emerson Electric Co., an American company. Established Nidec Motor Holdings Corporation as its holding company.
Dec. 2010 Established Nidec India Private Limited as its sales subsidiary in India.
Apr. 2012 Established the Nidec Research and Development Center, Singapore in Singapore.
June 2012 Established Nidec Research And Development Center.
Sept. 2012 Established the Nidec Research and Development Center, Taiwan in Taiwan.
Oct. 2012 Nidec Sankyo Corporation acquired Korean manufacturer SCD Co., Ltd.
Dec. 2012 Took a stake in Nidec Kaiyu Auto Electric (Jiangsu) Co., Ltd.
Apr. 2013 Nidec Corporation establishes Nidec Automotive Motors Americas Corporation in the US to integrate its automotive motor business in the country’s market.
Jan. 2014 Nidec Sankyo Corporation purchases Mitsubishi Materials C.M.I. Corporation. (currently Nidec Sankyo CMI Corporation)
Nidec Research and Development Center, Japan opens its new building in Kawasaki, Kanagawa, Japan.
Mar. 2014 Purchased Honda Elesys Co., Ltd. (Currently Nidec Elesys Corporation)
Feb. 2015 Acquired Gerate-und Pumpenbau GmbH Dr. Eugen Schmidt based in Germany (currently Nidec GPM GmbH).
Jul. 2015 Acquired China Tex Mechanical & Electrical Engineering Ltd.’s SR motor drive business (Renamed the company to Nidec (Beijing) Drive Technologies Co., Ltd.)
Sep. 2015 Nidec Sankyo acquired PT. Nagata Opto Indonesia.
Oct. 2015 Opened "Nidec Institute for Industrial Science".
May 2016 Withdrew listing on the New York Stock Market.
Dec. 2016 Acquired Canton Elevator, Inc. based in the USA.
Jan. 2017 Acquired the motor-drive business of Emerson Electric Co. based in the USA; and the electric generator business from the current Nidec Leroy-Somer Holding and Nidec Control Techniques Limited.
Mar. 2017 Opened the Headquarters ANNEX Global R&D Center
Mar. 2017 Acquired Vamco International, Inc. based in the USA.
Mar. 2017 Unified the Group’s corporate brand to Nidec
Jul. 2017 Acquired LGB Ellettropompe S.r.l based in Italy.
Jul. 2017 Acquired Germany-based Secop Group (currently Nidec Global Appliance Compressor Company)
Oct. 2017 Nidec Sankyo acquired the operations of Tokyo Maruzen Industry, Co., Ltd
Nov. 2017 Acquired DriveXpert GmbH, a company based in Germany
Feb. 2018 Opened a new production engineering wing in Seika, located in the Soraku area of Kyoto Prefecture.
Apr. 2018 Acquired Genmark Automation, Inc., a company based in the USA.
May. 2018 Established Nidec PSA emotors as a joint venture with PSA of France, to manufacture automotive traction motors.
Jul. 2018 Acquired CIMA S.p.A., a company based in Italy.
Aug. 2018 Acquired MS-Graessner GmbH & Co. KG, a company based in Germany.
Nov. 2018 Completion of tender offer for shares of Chaun-Choung Technology Corp., Taiwan
Feb. 2019 Acquired Systeme + Steuerungen GmbH, a company based in Germany.
Mar. 2019 Acquired DESCH Antriebstechnik GmbH & Co. KG, a company based in Germany.
Jul. 2019 Acquired Embraco, the compressor business of Whirlpool of the USA.
Oct. 2019 Established Guangzhou Nidec Automobile Drive System Co., Ltd. in China, a joint venture with Guangzhou Automobile Group Co., Ltd., to manufacture automotive traction motors.
Oct. 2019 Acquired Omron Automotive Electronics, establishing it as Nidec Mobility Corporation.

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