Products That Can Never Be Imitated
It was back in 1973 that I established Nidec with the goal of becoming
number 1 in the World together with my three colleagues. I had been
researching precision motors ever since my school days and I made
this the focus of the company. This was the start of Nidec, a company
of just four engineers, including myself.
At first, we had no capital, not even our own plant. Our only assets
were our determination to be the worldfs number 1, and our
proprietary, original technology. We were literally starting with
no material assets. But we firmly believed that we could lead our
industry if we could make products that had features and performance
unlike those of our competitors. Then, in 1979, we became the first
company in the world to successfully commercialize a direct drive
spindle motor for HDDs that used a brushless DC motor. Many said
that had it not been for this product, computers could not have
gotten as small as they have. This made us a fullfledged player
in world markets for computers and other products. This was followed
by a series of inimitable products that were the first of their
kind, in the world.
Today, we make small-to-mid-size motors, fan motors, and pivot assemblies.
These key components are widely used not only in IT products but
also in a wide range of fields including home appliances, automobiles, office
equipment, and industrial machinery.
As we strive to become the worldfs number 1 manufacturer of
Technology, the entire Nidec Group will join forces to meet the
needs and expectation of
our worldwide customers. We ask for your continued cooperation and
good faith in a quest that is sure to benefit us all.
|Chairman of the Board,
President & Chief Executive Officer