Machinery makers in Minster group rebrand and restructure

Japanese technology giant Nidec Shimpo has restructured its sprawling group of manufacturing equipment providers, including Nidec Minster which supplies presses and coil handling machinery to the canmaking industry.

The organisational changes reflect the market segments in which the group’s companies operate. They follow an acquisition spree by the Minster unit, with the result that it now has interests throughout the world.

The companies have been brought under the Nidec Press and Automation (NP&A) banner, “offering world class metal forming machinery and services”. They comprise: Nidec Minster, in Minster, Ohio; Nidec Arisa in Navarrete, Spain; Nidec Vamco in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania; Nidec Kyori in Kyoto, Japan; and Nidec SYS in Grafenau, Germany.

“The market-driven approach will enhance our customer focus and refine our product development, management, engineering, sales, project management, and marketing efforts,”  said NP&A chief executive David Winch. “Our markets currently include: container; automotive and contract; EV and electrical motor; and the high speed market.” 

The company’s management team has also been reshuffled. Nidec Minster president Ron Arling is now NP&A chief administrative officer and will continue as its chief financial officer. 

Steve Gruber has been appointed executive vice president for global service. 

Nidec Vamco chief executive Bryan Gentile has been named NP&A vice president and global EV/electrical motor market segment leader.