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Minebea Co., Ltd.
Native name ミネベア株式会社
Type Public KK
Traded as TYO: 6479
OSE: 6479
NAG: 6479
Nikkei 225 Component
Industry Machinery
Founded July 16, 1951 (1951-07-16)
Key people Yoshihisa Kainuma, (CEO and President)

Increase$ 3.002 billion (FY 2012)

(¥ 282,409 billion) (FY 2012)
Net income

Decrease$ 19.182 million (FY 2012)

(¥ 1.804 billion) (FY 2012)
Employees 53,327 (consolidated) (as of March 31, 2013)
Website Official website
Footnotes / references

Minebea Co., Ltd. (ミネベア株式会社 Minebea Kabushiki-gaisha) or NMB (Nippon Miniature Bearing) is a Japanese multinational corporation and a major producer of machinery components and electronics devices.[2] International Asian business accounts for 80% of Minebea's production and 50% of its sales.

The company as of March 31, 2013 has its 43 consolidated subsidiaries,[1] 31 manufacturing facilities[3] and 43 sales offices. NMB (USA) Inc. is an American holding company that manages Minebea's American subsidiaries.

Minebea shares are listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange, the Osaka Securities Exchange and the Nagoya Stock Exchange and the company is a constituent of the Nikkei 225 stock index.[4]

Minebea has the world largest shares in 6 products such as ball bearings (65%) and pivot assemblies (65%).


  • Business segments and products 1
  • Major shareholders 2
  • References 3
  • External links 4

Business segments and products

  • Machined components[5]
    • Bearings[6]
    • Bearing-related products: pivot assemblies, precision mechanical assemblies
    • Defense related special components (exclusively to the Japan Ministry of Defense)
    • Fasteners
    • Magnetic clutches and brakes
  • Rotary components[7]
    • Fan motors
    • Blowers
    • Power brushless motors
    • Hybrid type stepping motors
    • Small diameter / High speed PM stepping motors
    • HDD Spindle motors
    • Rotation angle sensors
    • Fan units
  • Electronic devices and components[8]
    • Back light inverters
    • Lighting devices for LCDs
    • LED drivers
    • Measuring components[9]

Major shareholders

(top 10 shareholders, as of September 30, 2013)[10]


  1. ^ a b "Corporate Profile". Minebea. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  2. ^ "Company Profile".  
  3. ^ "Manufacturing plants". Minebea. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  4. ^ "Components:Nikkei Stock Average".  
  5. ^ "Machined components". Minebea. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Bearings". Minebea. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  7. ^ "Rotary components". Minebea. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  8. ^ "Electronic devices and components". Minebea. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  9. ^ "Measuring components". Minebea. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 
  10. ^ "Main Shareholders". Minebea. Retrieved April 17, 2014. 

External links

  • Official global site (Japanese)
  • Official global site (English)
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