Expansion of Production Capabilities at Itasca, IL facility

Warehouse facility

Itasca, Illinois January 6, 2014

NIDEC-SHIMPO has recently expanded its assembly capabilities at its Kit Build Center, located in Itasca, IL. The Itasca facility continues to assemble and support their traditional power transmission products, but now the Build Center has added the resources to assemble a common variety of the high precision, servo grade VRT and the right-angle EV planetary series. The added investment allows NIDEC-SHIMPO AMERICA to quickly deliver its full core inline (VR) and right-angle (EV) series to our growing distribution channel. Within our channel, we are witnessing a growing demand for these very specific application driven series which are becoming more broadly utilized by machine builders.

The Kit Build Center will support the company’s North and South America sales operations. The Build Center allows NIDEC-SHIMPO to provide a wide-variety of frame sizes and ratios at minimal lead times that are unparalleled within the industry. The Build Center provides excellent flexibility and availability to support distributors on retrofit projects, OEMs on prototype designs, or emergency situations on equipment in the field.