The Johnson Electric Story

The Johnson Electric Story

Key Milestones

Johnson Electric founded by the late Mr. Wang Seng Liang and Mrs. Wang Koo Yik Chun to produce micro motors.
Sales of Johnson Electric at $1.7 Million.
Dr. Patrick Wang established AC Motor Business.
Established Johnson Electric in USA.

Began production of micro-motors for the automotive industry.
Sales of Johnson Electric at $16 Million.
Established plant in Shajing, Shenzhen, China.
Listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
Established Johnson Electric branch office in Japan.
Sales of Johnson Electric at $126 Million.
Opened Engineering center in Germany.
ISO 9002 accreditation for China production.
QS-9000 certified for operations in China, Hong Kong, Germany and the United States.
Acquisition of Electric Motor Systems from Lear Corporation including Gate SpA in Italy.
Sales of Johnson Electric at $677 Million.
Automotive and Industry divisions established.

Acquired motors business of Kautex Textron division.

Acquired seat motor business of ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Systems division.
Opened brushless DC motor technical and production center in Italy.
Acquired 51% stake in Nanomotion Ltd. for high precision piezo ceramic motors.

Acquired Nihon Mini Motor for camera and optical disc drive products.
Acquired Saia-Burgess AG, a Swiss manufacturer of stepper motors, switches, actuators, and control systems.

Acquired Parlex, a USA manufacturer of flexible printed circuits and connector solutions.
Established the Johnson Medtech division in Hong Kong.
Sales of Johnson Electric at $ 1.74B.

Opened automotive motor production plants in Chennai, India.

Opened motor production plant in Beihai, Guangxi, China.
Opened manufacturing plant in Zacatecas, Mexico.
Opened manufacturing plant in Serbia.
Announced production capacity expansions in Ohio, USA and Nis, Serbia.

Opened second Mexico facility

Acquired Stackpole International, a manufacturer of engine and transmission pumps and powder metal components, primarily for automotive applications.
Acquired AML Développement, a France manufacturer of headlamp levelers, smart actuators and headlamp cleaning systems for the automotive industry.

Opened additional manufacturing hall in Nis, Serbia.

Opened Johnson Electric Technical College (JETC) in Zacatecas.

Increased equity interests in the Ri-Yong group of companies from 60% to 70%. It is engaged in manufacture of powertrain cooling fan modules, largely for the China automotive market.

Opened new production plant in Bedzin, Poland
Increased ownership interest in Halla Stackpole Corporation to 80%.

Opened production plant in Arujá, Brazil.