SHIMPO originally established itself, as the leading supplier of drive technology and gearing solutions to the industrial marketplace. With traditional roots that began imbedded in the development of mechanical variable speed powertrains.
Our position as the expert in power transmission concepts and technologies bestowed close partnerships with our OEM customers and provided keen insight on the servicing of their equipment. Responding to the needs of our customer base, SHIMPO expanded into handheld force measurement instrumentation in order to help end-users in the factory improve the performance of their equipment. That began SHIMPO’s emergence as a leading provider of precision instrumentation for force, speed, and torque evaluation.
Early in its existence, SHIMPO utilized its technology know-how to develop a new drive technology for pottery equipment which revolutionized the industry at the time. Capitalizing on the state-of-the art design, SHIMPO expanded into a manufacturer of ceramics equipment. Although significantly different than the other business units in terms of product technology and customer base, SHIMPO has achieved a dominant brand name within the Ceramics marketplace, and to this day that line of business is revered and holds a historic position within the company.
Later following its acquisition by the NIDEC Group, SHIMPO determined that it could vertical integrate into machinery and systems where the core technology relied on force related concepts and a power transmission supply chain. The strategy to capitalize on our core knowledge and other vertical synergies has led to the recent acquisitions of historic companies that manufacture press machinery and automation systems.
Today, NIDEC-SHIMPO has four distinguished business units, maintaining its global position as the expert in force related technologies.