History

History of Nidec Sankyo Corporation.

1946 Sankyo Seiki Mfg.establised as an individual enterprise.
1947 Reorganized as a yugen kaisha (small-size limited liability company).
1948 Sankyo completed prototype musical movement in Japan.
1950 Structure set up for mass production of musical movements.Sales began.
1951 Tokyo Branch Office established.
1953 Osaka Branch Office established. Reorganized as Sankyo Seiki Mfg.Co.,Ltd.
1957 Shimosuwa Plant began operation. New York Representative Office opened.
Production of 8mm cameras and projectors commenced.
1959 Nagoya Branch Office established.
Production and sales of time switches and micromotors began.
1961 Stock listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
Paid-in capital was ¥530 million.
1962 Stock listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.
European Representative Office opened in West Germany.
Sales of precision machine tools began.
1963 Production of tape recorders commenced.
1965 Production and sales of level meters began.
1968 Magnetic heads for AV equipment and digital clocks developed.
1969 Nagoya Branch Office became Branch.
1970 Hong Kong Representative Office opened.
Development of numerically controlled machines and assembly began.
1971 Multiple wavelength data recorder Sankyo SANAC developed.
Began production of magnetic card readers.
1975 Taiwan Tenlon Co.,Ltd.established(now : Nidec Sankyo Taiwan Corporation) .
1976 Awarded a Deming Prize for TQC program.
1978 Sankyo Seiki (Shingapore)Pte.Ltd. established.
Development completed for cassette deck mechanisms.
1979 2.5-inch microdisk drives and direct-drive motors for cassette decks developed.
1980 Machine tools for numerically controlled machinery developed.
1981 Production and sales of SKILAM assembly robots began.
1982 Sales of stepping motors began.
1985 ORPHEUS, a 50-note deluxe music box, introduced first in Japan.
Production of clean room robot began.
1986 Optical pickup units developed.
1988 Development of a SANVIC standard motor for VCRs.
1990 Sankyo Precision (Malaysia)Sdn.Bhd.established.
Entered the robot business in the United States and Europe with IBM Corp.
1993 Sales of an AC servo system for use in industrial machines began.
ROBODOC, a world-first surgical robot,developed.
1994 Air dynamic bearing motors for scanners commercialized.
1995 Sankyo Electronics(Shaoguan)Co.,Ltd.,and Sankyo Seiki(Fuzhou)Co.,Ltd.are established.
An 80-note disc music box,and LCD panel handling robot developed.
1997 Developed a fluid dynamic bearing motor for HDDs.
2000 Sankyo Seiki(Shanghai)Co.,Ltd.established.
Production of stepping motors (φ6)began.
2001 Sankyo Seiki (Shenzhen)Co.,Ltd. and Sankyo Seiki(Hong Kong)Co., Ltd.,Shilong Factory are established.
2002 Miniature magnetic levitation motors developed.
Mass production of diffraction optical elements using die molding achieved.Magnetic sensors for external sale developed.
2003 Nidec Corporation becomes majority shareholder.Sankyo Seiki joins
Nidec's corporate group. Large volume of orders received for
transport robots for seventh generation LCD glass substrates.
Mass production of DVD recorder optical pickups begins.
2004 Sankyo Seiki(Korea)Co.,Ltd. established.
Transport robots for eighth generation LCD glass substrates developed.
2005 NIDEC SANKYO (ZHEJIANG) CORPORATION established.
NIDEC SANKYO VIETNAM CORPORATION established.
The company name was changed to NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION.
NIDEC SANKYO DO BRASIL LTDA.established.
2007 Sales of solar cell glass substrate handling robots begins.
2009

Developed a optical image stabilizers.
NIDEC SANKYO ELECTRONICS (DONGGUUAN) CORPORATION established.

2010 NIDEC SANKYO (THAILAND) CORPORATION established.
2011 TAMMY CORPORATION joined the NIDEC SANKYO group.
2012 NIDEC SANKYO SHOJI CORPORATION is merged with NIDEC SANKYO.
Headquarters laboratory building opens.

NIDEC NISSIN CORPORATION is merged with NIDEC SANKYO.
NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION is merged into NIDEC CORPORATION as its wholly-owned subsidiary through share exchange.
NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION purchases South Korea's SCD Co., Ltd.

2014 NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION purchases Mitsubishi material C,M.I corporation (now NDIEC SANKYO CMI CORPORATION).
2015 NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION purchases PT. NAGATA OPTO INDONESIA (now PT. NDIEC SANKYO OPTO INDONESIA).
2017 NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION purchases YOKYO MARUZEN INDUSTRY CO., LTD
2018 NIDEC SANKYO CORPORATION purchases Genmark Automation, INC.