The Johnson Electric Story

The Johnson Electric Story

Key Milestones

1959Johnson Electric founded by the late Mr. Wang Seng Liang and Mrs. Wang Koo Yik Chun to produce micro motors.
1970Sales of Johnson Electric at $1.7 Million.
1972Dr. Patrick Wang established AC Motor Business.
1976Established Johnson Electric in USA.
Began production of micro-motors for the automotive industry.
1980Sales of Johnson Electric at $16 Million.
1982Established plant in Shajing, Shenzhen, China.
1984 Listed on Hong Kong Stock Exchange.
1988 Established Johnson Electric branch office in Japan.
1990Sales of Johnson Electric at $126 Million.
1992Opened Engineering center in Germany.
1995ISO 9002 accreditation for China production.
1998QS-9000 certified for operations in China, Hong Kong, Germany and the United States.
1999Acquisition of Electric Motor Systems from Lear Corporation including Gate SpA in Italy.
2000Sales of Johnson Electric at $677 Million.
2001 Automotive and Industry divisions established.
Acquired motors business of Kautex Textron division.
Acquired seat motor business of ArvinMeritor's Light Vehicle Systems division.
2003Opened brushless DC motor technical and production center in Italy.
2004Acquired 51% stake in Nanomotion Ltd. for high precision piezo ceramic motors.
Acquired Nihon Mini Motor for camera and optical disc drive products.
2005Acquired 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.
2007Established the Johnson Medtech division in Hong Kong.
2010Sales of Johnson Electric at $ 1.74B.
Opened automotive motor production plants in Chennai, India.
Opened motor production plant in Beihai, Guangxi, China.