The late nineteenth century was a time of great technological advancement in America. Early developments in the application of electric motors would play a key role in transforming our economy and modernizing life in general across the U.S.
In 1890, the motor business that is now Nidec Motor Corporation was established using patented technology to manufacture electric motors. In just two years, the company became the first to sell electric fans in the United States, and quickly expanded its product lines to include a broad range of motors and motor-driven equipment. In the years that followed, the company leveraged this technology foundation and spirit of innovation to become one of the largest producers of electric motors in the world.
Today, variable speed operation and improved energy efficiency are key drivers in our markets. Nidec is a leader in high efficiency motor products using advanced technologies in Brushless DC, Controlled Induction, and Switched Reluctance designs. Switched Reluctance motors, in particular, are receiving increasing attention because they offer similar performance to BLDC motors without using costly rare-earth magnets. In addition, their robust construction and efficiency over a wide speed range make them well-suited to a variety of applications including hybrid and electric vehicles.
From the start, Nidec Motor Corporation has nurtured an innovative spirit. Our products are engineered in collaboration with customers to provide robust solutions for difficult application environments. We are a company of many firsts, holding nearly 1,000 patents in Motor & Drive technology worldwide. Throughout our website, you can learn more about how innovation enables us to develop new products that not only solve difficult application issues, but also help improve efficiency and profitability for our customers.