MAHLE Electric Drives Japan Corporation

Established in 1931 to manufacture magnetos for aircraft, the company has evolved and expanded into the development and production of motors, fuel-ignition products, AC generators and more. Under MAHLE’s Mechatronics Division, the company is further expanding and working on forward-looking solutions that support electrification of the powertrain and e-mobility.

Company Profile

Established: July 1931

Subscribed Capital: JPY1 billion

President: Rikio Yoshikawa

Number of Employees: 521 (FY2016)

Sales: JPY15.7 billion (FY2016)

Business Sector: Development and production of motor and mechatronics

  • Head Office & Technical Center: 3744 Ooka, Numazu, Shizuoka 410-0022
    • Tel: +81 55-921-5930
  • Numazu Plant: 2744 Ooka, Numazu, Shizuoka 410-0022
    • Tel: +81 55-921-5930
  • Gotemba Plant: 143-1 Jimba, Gotemba, Shizuoka 412-0047
    • Tel: +81 550-88-3360
  • Akita Plant: 1 Aza-Tanaka, Takasaki, Gojome-machi, Minamiakita-gun, Akita 018-1711
    • Tel: +81 18-852-4521

(In alphabetical order, domestic)

  • D.Nagata Co.,Ltd.
  • Fuji Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems Steering, Ltd.
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
  • Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Iseki & Co., Ltd.
  • Kanematsu Corp.
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Kubota Corp.
  • Sojitz Automotive & Engineering Inc.
  • Suzuki Motor Corp.
  • Tohatsu Marine Corp.
  • Tokai Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Toyo Denso Co., Ltd.
  • TRW Sistemas de Frenado
  • Yamabiko Corp.
  • Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Yanmar Co., Ltd.

  • 1931 Company established in Tokyo.
  • 1942 Numazu Plant established in Numazu City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
  • 1949 Headquarters from Tokyo relocated to Numazu.
  • 1951 Production of magnetos for motorcycles, agricultural machinery, and general purpose engines
  • 1961 Listing in the Tokyo Stock Exchange, Second Section. Production of compact motors for office machine.
  • 1969 Production launch of CD igniters.
  • 1984 Production of brushless motors and control units for copy machine.
  • 1986 Joint venture company, India Nippon Electricals Ltd., established in Tamilnadu, India (18.9% shares invested during establishment).
  • 1991 Production of ABS motors for automotive application.
  • 1995 Production of engine generator sets for OE application. Production of Fuel Injection (FI) system for snowmobiles and outboard engines.
  • 1996 Joint venture, Langfang Kokusan Electric Co., Ltd, established in Langfang, Hebei Province, China (40% shares invested during establishment). Received ISO9001 certification.
  • 2000 Received ISO14001 certification.
  • 2004 Gotemba Plant established in Gotemba City, Shizuoka Prefecture.
  • 2005 Production of EPS motors
  • 2007 Received ISO/TS16949 certification.
  • 2013 Hitachi, Ltd. transferred its share to MAHLE Japan Ltd.
  • 2014 Capital increase by MAHLE Japan Ltd.; Joint venture, Kokusan MAHLE Siam Co., Ltd., established in Samut Prakan, Thailand.
  • 2015 MAHLE Japan Ltd. acquires majority of shares. De-listing from Tokyo Stock Exchange, Second Section.
  • 2016 Company name changed to MAHLE Electric Drives Japan Corporation.

(In alphabetical order)

  • Major Banks (in alphabetical order)
  • The Bank of Tokyo-Mitsubishi UFJ, Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi UFJ Trust and Banking Corporation
  • Mizuho Bank, Ltd.
  • The Shizuoka Bank, Ltd.
  • Suruga Bank Ltd.

As of April 2017