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‘Reluctant’ Delivery

Nidec, UPS team up for new fuel cell delivery trucks Two companies that have spent the last decade reinventing themselves are teaming up for an extra-efficient delivery process. Nidec Motor Corp. is providing the switched reluctance motors for UPS’ new fuel cell delivery trucks. Motors of this variety, popularized by major manufacturers in recent years for […]

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Big Wheels, Little Company

Electric bikes made by startup will use Nidec motor  Momentum Electric, a London-based electric bicycle company, has just launched what it claims to be “the most powerful legal electric bike”. A collaboration between one of the smallest companies in Europe and one of the largest companies in Japan, the VIT-S model was launched on crowdfunding campaign site Kickstarter. It has a maximum power […]

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Nidec & Emerson

Esteemed CEO purchases motors & drives divisions for $1.2 billion Nidec Corp., of Kyoto, Japan, announced Wednesday that it has agreed to purchase multiple businesses of Emerson Electric Co., of St. Louis, Mo. The total buy of 1.2 billion dollars is Nidec’s largest purchase ever and will include Emerson’s motors, drives, and electric power generation divisions. […]

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Avtron Industrial Automation acquired by Nidec

Avtron Industrial Automation, an Independence, Ohio, manufacturer and designer of automation control products and services specializing in drive systems and encoders, announced that it has been acquired by Nidec, a global manufacturer of motors and electrical control systems with headquarters in Kyoto, Japan. Avtron was previously owned by Morgenthaler Private Equity. With more than 50 […]

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Nidec to acquire Italian motor manufacturer Ansaldo Sistemi Industriali S.p.A.

Nidec Corp., a motor manufacturer based in Kyoto, Japan, has agreed to acquire Ansaldo Sistemi Industriali S.p.A., an Italian industrial motor manufacturer for wind power and hydroelectric generators. The move was made by Nidec as a bid to boost its presence in overseas marekts.  Established in 1853, Ansaldo posted sales of 292 million euros ($383 million U.S.) […]

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