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OMRON Automotive becomes part of the Nidec Group

13th November 2019
Alex Lynn

OMRON Automotive Electronics has become part of the Nidec group under the new name Nidec Mobility. Moving forward, the company will work closely with Nidec’s automotive motor business unit to develop new modules and systems that combine the motors, pumps and gears of the Nidec group with the electronic control units, and other electronic components, of Nidec Mobility.

Nidec Mobility traces its roots back to 1983 when a division of OMRON Corporation specialising in on-board car components was established. Since then, the car-electronics manufacturer has grown to encompass over 5,000 employees in several regions around the world: Japan, Asia-Pacific, the Americas, & Europe. The company's product portfolio ranges from motor control systems to switches, LiDAR instruments and other sensors.

Nidec started out as a manufacturer of small electric motors for appliances and other machines in 1973. Initially a company of only four engineers, it has now grown into a global company group employing over 100,000 people in more than 40 countries across the world.

Nidec’s automotive motor business is centred on motors involved in the primary functions of ‘driving, turning and stopping’, but also includes electronic control devices and ADAS-related products such as millimetre-wave radar units.

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