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Nidec acquires Valeo SA’s motors and actuators business for €142 million

Nidec agreed with Valeo SA to acquire Valeo’s Motors & Actuators (VMA) business for approximately €142 million. The acquisition was agreed on November 14, 2006, and the transaction was completed on December 27, 2006.

Reasons for the acquisition

  • Nidec acquires sales and business channels into the automotive industry, where track record is required
  • Talent acquisition of highly qualified in-car motors engineers
  • Contribute to Nidec’s globalization: VMA operators in Europe, North-America and China.

Valeo’s Motors & Actuators (VMA) business

  • Business: manufacturing electric motors for automobiles. Motors for airflow systems, body closure systems, seat positioning systems, brake systems.
  • Employees: approx. 1700
  • Net sales: €253 million (FY ending December 31, 2005)

Resulting Nidec subsidiaries after completion of acquisition

Holding and administration company: Nidec Motors & Actuators in France

  • NIDEC MOTORS & ACTUATORS (GERMANY)
  • NIDEC MOTORS & ACTUATORS (POLAND)
  • NIDEC MOTORS & ACTUATORS (SPAIN)
  • NIDEC MOTORS & ACTUATORS (USA)
  • NIDEC MOTORS & ACTUATORS (MEXICO)

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