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Nidec Corporation
Public KK
Traded as TYO: 6594
TOPIX 100 Component
Industry Electronic components
Founded July 23, 1973; 43 years ago (1973-07-23)
Headquarters 338 Kuzetonoshiro-cho, Minami-ku, Kyoto 601-8205, Japan
Key people
Shigenobu Nagamori (CEO)
  • Small precision motors
  • Automotive motors
  • Home appliance motors
  • Commercial and industrial motors
  • Motors for machinery
  • Electronic and optical components

Increase USD 8.49 billion (FY 2013)

(JPY 875.1 billion) (FY 2013)

Increase USD 546 million (FY 2013)

(JPY 56.27 billion) (FY 2013)
Number of employees
100,394 (2014)
Website Official website
Footnotes / references

Nidec Corporation (日本電産株式会社?, Nihon Densan Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese manufacturer 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.[2][3]

The two product groups with the largest sales are hard-disk drive motors and electrical and optical components with 21.5% and 30% of sales, respectively.[1]

As of 2015, the company has 230 subsidiaries companies located across Japan, Asia, Europe and the Americas.[4] Nidec is listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange[5] 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.[6] Also Nidec was featured on the 2014 Forbes World’s Most Innovative Companies list.[7]

The acquisitions of Nidec[edit]

  • Nidec ASI. In 2012 Nidec acquired Ansaldo Sistemi Industriali S.p.A. which becomes Nidec ASI.[8] Since 2012 Nidec ASI is involved in comprehensive drive technology. As a part of Nidec Group, Nidec ASI S.p.A core business includes Energy, Marine, Metals, Oil & Gas and General Industry (cement, water treatment, rubber and plastic, materials handling, glass, ceramics, paper and ropeway). Since 2014, Giovanni Barra is CEO of Nidec ASI[9]


  1. ^ a b "Company Profile". Nidec. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  2. ^ "Nidec Corporation Company Profile". Hoovers. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  3. ^ "Nidec Corporation Snapshot". Bloomberg Businessweek. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  4. ^ "Nidec Corporation CSR Report (2014)" (PDF). Nidec. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  5. ^ "Nidec Corporation Stock Data". Japan Exchange Group. Archived from the original on February 3, 2015. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  6. ^ "The Future of Technology: The Big Trends Ahead and Our Ranking of the Top 100 Info Tech Companies". Bloomberg Businessweek. 2005. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  7. ^ "The World's Most Innovative Companies". Forbes. Retrieved February 2, 2015. 
  8. ^ Nidec ASI official web site
  9. ^ "Nidec-Asi, il nuovo ad è Barra: Gemme vicepresidente". The Medi Telegraph. May 20, 2014. Retrieved April 15, 2016. 

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