NIDEC-SHIMPO has established itself over time as a leading supplier of force related technologies and solutions in the marketplace. Created in 1952, SHIMPO located its corporate headquarters and main production facility in Kyoto, Japan. With traditional roots that began imbedded in the development of mechanical variable speed powertrains, SHIMPO grew into a more diverse manufacturer of force related components, systems, and services.
In 1994 the company was acquired by the NIDEC CORPORATION, and became formally known as NIDEC-SHIMPO. NIDEC-SHIMPO began to focus on the higher volume production needs that industry demanded as the global motion control and servo motor market grew at an accelerated rate. Shortly following the acquisition that ground was broken for NIDEC-SHIMPO’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Ping Hu China, approximately two hours outside of Shanghai.
Today NIDEC-SHIMPO is producing more than 30,000 servo motor speed reducers per month. In addition to its other products out of its Ping Hu facility. More impressive than the volume put forth is the consistent level of high quality attained. With the marketplace continuing to demand higher levels of precision, NIDEC-SHIMPO continues to push forward in the development of high quality, dependable products to meet those specifications, and at a price point that allows customers to be competitive in the global arena.
NIDEC-SHIMPO has distribution channels that span the globe with stocking and service locations throughout Asia-Pacific, Europe, and the Americas – in total more than 30 locations. Within the Americas, NIDEC-SHIMPO has established its main headquarters in the Chicago, Illinois area. This location has been supporting the North America market for more than 30 years. New offices and stocking points have been added in Mexico (Monterrey, Queretaro), and a subsidiary established in Brazil (Sao Paulo) to serve the expanding needs of emerging markets in Latin and South America.
NIDEC-SHIMPO AMERICA has built a solid engineering and customer support infrastructure and has made a significant investment in product development that have it poised to grow aggressively into the future. Our expectations are to expand upon our position as the market leader throughout Asia-Pacific, and establish a dominant presence globally.