Nidec Motor Corporation Announces Plans for New Engineering Design Center
28 October 2019

ST. LOUIS – Oct. 28, 2019  – Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC) is opening a new facility in Fort Smith, Arkansas that will serve as a Design Engineering Center. The Center, which will open in March 2020, will support Nidec’s nearby Mena, Arkansas manufacturing operations and the company’s growth in existing and new markets.

Nidec will invest more than $200,000 in renovations and business equipment in the facility, and plans to hire approximately 25 mechanical and electrical engineers and technicians by 2022. The new facility will be engaged in design, commercial engineering, technical services, advanced manufacturing processes and product management activities for customized “Engineered-to-Order” motor products ranging from 200-3,000HP. 

“This Center will enable ‘local’ support for our Mena operations and better serve our customer needs by expediting processes,” said Nidec Sr. Director Quality & Engineering Services Dave Lyle. “We are excited that Nidec is investing in our Commercial Industrial Motors and Drives business unit so that we can expand our engineering and plant support capabilities and continue to grow our business.”

Nidec Motor Corporation employs more than 22,000 people worldwide, and has 10 manufacturing facilities in the U.S., Mexico, UK and China. Its plant in Mena, Arkansas, was recently voted “best employer in Polk County,” in a feature sponsored by the local Mena Star newspaper.

About Nidec Motor Corporation
NMC is a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and appliance motors and controls. The NMC product line features a full line of small to large high efficiency motors, controls, and integrated solutions which serve applications ranging from agriculture, automotive, water treatment, mining, oil and gas, and power generation to pool and spa motors, air conditioning condensers, rooftop cooling towers, commercial refrigeration and more. For more information, visit
Parent company Nidec Corporation, headquartered in Kyoto, Japan, is comprised of approximately 300 group companies employing over 100,000 people all over the world. Nidec is the world's No.1 comprehensive motor manufacturer and offers a wide variety of motors ranging from micro-size to super large, as well as application products and services in IT, automation, home appliances, automobiles, commercial and industrial systems, environmental, energy, and many other businesses. Nidec is proud to be part of your daily life.