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 the Group's business unit "Electronics & Mechatronics", 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

Representative Director: Kiyoyasu Kawakami

Number of Employees: 457 (FY2021)

Sales: JPY17.8 billion (FY2021)

Business Sector: Development and production of motor and mechatronics

Locations in Japan

  • Head Office & Technical Center: 3744 Ooka, Numazu, Shizuoka 410-0022
    • Tel: +81 50-3363-5000
  • Numazu Plant: 3744 Ooka, Numazu, Shizuoka 410-0022
    • Tel: +81 50-3363-5000
  • Gotemba Plant: 143-1 Jimba, Gotemba, Shizuoka 412-0047
    • Tel: +81 50-3363-6988


(In alphabetical order, domestic)

  • D.Nagata Co.,Ltd.
  • Ducati Motor Holding S.p.A.
  • Hitachi Astemo, Ltd.
  • Honda Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Honda R&D Co., Ltd.
  • Iseki & Co., Ltd.
  • Kanematsu Corp.
  • Kawasaki Heavy Industries, Ltd.
  • Kubota Corp.
  • Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Meiki Engines Co., Ltd.
  • Shimano Inc.
  • Sojitz Machinery Corp.
  • Suzuki Motor Corp.
  • Tohatsu Corp.
  • Tokai Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Toyo Denso Co., Ltd.
  • Triumph Motorcycles Ltd.
  • Yamabiko Corp.
  • Yamaha Motor Co., Ltd.
  • Yanmar Holdings 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 Received ISO9001 certification. Joint venture, Langfang Kokusan Electric Co., Ltd, established in Langfang, Hebei Province, China (40% shares invested during establishment).
  • 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, MAHLE Siam Electric Drives 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.

as at April 1, 2022