Company Information

The aim of NIDEC-SHIMPO CORPORATION is to contribute to the development of our society and welfare of the general public all over the world by supplying them with the highest quality products in our sincere and enthusiastic dedication to the trinity of technology.

History

April, 1952 Shimpo Industrial Corporation was established.
February, 1995 Joined the Nidec group.
May, 1997 Achieved ISO9001 (JQA-1739) certification.
October Corporate name changed to Nidec-Shimpo Corporation.
May, 1999 Headquarters moved to new building completed in Nagaokakyo, Kyoto.
March, 2003 Achieved ISO14001 (JQA-EM3070) certification.
November Nidec-Shimpo (Zhejiang) Corporation was established.
February, 2011 Nidec-Shimpo India Sales and Trading Private Limited was established.
February Nidec-Shimpo (Taiwan) Corporation was established.
January, 2012 Nidec-Shimpo Do Brasil imp., exp. e com. de equip. Ltda was established.
February Nidec-Shimpo Korea Corporation was established.
April Absorption merger with Nidec-Kyori Corporation.
April Acquired Minster Machine Company (Now Nidec Minster Corporation).
August, 2015 Acquired Arisa (Now Nidec Arisa)
March, 2017 Acquired VAMCO International, Inc. (Now Nidec VAMCO)
April, 2018 New manufacturing plant in Ueda, Nagano was established.
August Acquired MS-Graessner GmbH & Co. KG and its group companies (Now Nidec Graessner)
January, 2019 New manufacturing plant in Subic, Philippines was established.
February Acquired Systeme + Steuerungen GmbH & its group companies (Now Nidec SYS)
March Acquired DESCH Antriebstechnik GmbH & Co. KG
September, 2020 Acquired CHS Automation (Metal Stamping Support Group)

 

 

 

 

 

Major Awards

April, 1959 Received the National Invention Award [Continuously Variable Transmission Type RC]
January, 1960 Selected as a model factory by The Small and Medium Enterprise Agency
October Received the National Invention Award for Implementation [Continuously Variable Transmission]
October Received the Science and Technology Agency Director-General's Award
March, 1961 Received the achievement prize of the Japan Society for the Advancement of Inventions
April, 1962 Received the National Invention Award[Worm Gearbox + Continuously Variable Transmission Type TW]
April, 1964 Received the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Medal [Continuously Variable Transmission Type OM]
May Received the National Invention Award [Continuously Variable Transmission Type SC]
October, 1969 Received the Deming Prize for total quality control (TQC)
March, 1970 Received a certificate of appreciation from Japanese Society for Rights of Authors, Composers and Publishers, All Japan Authors and Composers Association and Japan League of Poets for the offer of a radio program
March "Shimpo's TQC " was published by Union of Japanese Scientists and Engineers
March, 1975 The pottery film Shimpo planed "Clay and flame" was selected for an education video by Ministry of Education
April, 1976 Received the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Medal[High-precision Indexing Device Type BX]
February, 1978 Received the invention prize of the Japan Society for the Advancement of Inventions[High-precision Indexing Device Type BX]
February, 1982 Received the achievement prize of the Japan Society for the Advancement of Inventions[Coronet Speed Reducer]
February, 1983 Received the achievement prize of the Japan Society for the Advancement of Inventions [Continuously Variable Transmission Type RX]
April Received the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers Medal for New Technology[Continuously Variable Transmission Type RX]
November Received the Science and Technology Agency Director-General's Incentive Award[Continuously Variable Transmission Type RX]
April, 1988 Selected as a Notable Invention by the Science and Technology Agency [Continuously Variable Transmission Type RX]
January, 1991 Received the invention prize of the Japan Society for the Advancement of Inventions in Kansai section [Continuously Variable Transmission Type RX]
February Received the achievement prize of the Japan Society for the Advancement of Inventions [Continuously Variable Transmission Type RX]
October Received the Encouragement Prize for Invention for 2015 Kinki Local Commendations for Inventions [Compact Automatic Transmission]
October, 1995 Received the Encouragement Prize for Invention for 2015 Kinki Local Commendations for Inventions [Stroboscope]
October, 2015 Received the Encouragement Prize for Invention for 2015 Kinki Local Commendations for Inventions [Traction Drive]
July, 2017 Received the Japanese Robot Association Award for 47th Machine Industry Design Awards[S-CART]
October Received the Grand Prize for the Top Manufacturing Parts Award[FLEXWAVE Super Flat Actuator]
January, 2018 Received the Nikkei Business Daily Awards for Excellence for 2017 Nikkei Superior Products and Services Awards [S-CART Automatic Transport Robot Series]
September Received the Encouragement Prize for Invention for 2018 Kinki Local Commendations for Inventions [Electric Potter's Wheel]
October Received the MF encouragement prize for Metal Forming Technical Grand Prize
August, 2020 Certified as the Mechanical Engineering Heritage No.104
[Continuously Variable Transmission / Ring-Cone Type RC]

 

 

 

 

 

Product History

1952 Ringcone variable speed drive RC type was released.
1958 Potter's wheel RK-1 was released.
1960 Ringcone variable speed drive SC type was released.
  Automatic press machine was released.
1973 Potter's kiln was released.
1974 Handheld Digital Tachometer DT-101 (contact type) was released.
1975 Coronet Speed Reducer ER type was released.
1978 Panel mount tachometer DT type was released.
1978 Digital stroboscope was released.
  High-precision knuckle-link press BEAT was released.
1981 Ringcone variable speed drive RX type was released.
  FIN press for air conditioners was released.
  Dieing press was released.
1984 Handheld Digital Tension Meter DTM series was released.
1987 Digital Force Gauge DFG series was released.
1988 Digital uncapping torque meter TNK type was released.
  High-speed automatic press PDA-F was released.
1991 Traction reducer ZR type was released.
1994 Speed reducer for servo motors, Able speed reducer VR series was released.
  High-speed knuckle-link press ANEX was released.
2007 Digital torque meter TNP type was released.
2007 AGV drive unit was released.
2011 High-precision crank press SS was released.
  Large crank press TVX was released.
2013 World's fastest link press SX was released.
2015 Strain wave gear reducer FLEXWAVE was released.
2015 Servo press SH series was released.
2015 ER-P type reducer for robotics was released.
2016 S-CART autonomous AGV was released.