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Small Motors

Development and production of windshield wiper systems, power windows, power seats, sliding doors, power steering, motors for engine control systems, and other motors

Fiscal 2014 Topics

New Products and Technologies

Developed a power window motor with enhanced safety features. In addition to preventing fingers and hands from getting caught in the window when it is raised, the new world-first safety feature entails sensors that prevent fingers and hands from getting pinched in the window when it is lowered, by stopping the movement of the glass. The motor is smaller and lighter than before, thanks to multi-polarization and improved power efficiency. We began mass producing the power window motor in Japan as the first step to expanding production to seven plants overseas.

Business Expansion and New Companies

Built a new manufacturing facility at DENSO HARYANA Pvt. Ltd. (DNHA) to keep pace with growth in automobile production in India. In July 2013, the new plant began manufacturing small motors for products, such as windshield wipers, power windows, and thermal component engine cooling modules.

Established a new company in Myanmar through joint investment between ASMO Co., Ltd. and its subsidiary PT. Asmo Indonesia, as part of a plan to reinforce the production and supply structure in the ASEAN region. The new company began manufacturing components related to small motors used in automobiles in January 2014.

Decided to establish a new company in Mexico through joint investment between ASMO Co., Ltd. and its subsidiary ASMO NORTH AMERICA, LLC., as a part of efforts to strengthen the production and supply structure in North America. The new company will start to produce small motors and related components for automobiles in April 2016.

Results for Fiscal 2014 and Growth Strategies

  FY2014 FY2013 Chage YoY
Sales (Billions of yen) 286.7 256.0 +12.0%

In fiscal 2014, sales increased largely attributable to the increase in auto production and growth in sales of windshield wiper systems and power window motors mainly in North America.

In fiscal 2015, we aim to increase sales further by launching products tailored to customer needs, focusing on the development of unique products such as highly efficient, highly reliable system controllers amid tightening fuel economy regulations and growing demand for environmentally friendly vehicles. We plan to expand the overseas production structure in response to customer expectations for local procurement.

Affiliated Company: ASMO Co., Ltd.

Main Products

Windshield wiper system
Windshield wiper system

Windshield wiper systems
Windshield washer systems
Power window motors, seat motors
Power sliding door motors
Power steering motors
Motors for engine control systems
Other automotive motors

Power window motor
Power window motor