from the ground up
The first step towards motor production began with 13 youths living at a training camp. Starting in August of 1962, for the next three months they stayed there, learning the basics of motor assembly from the Tokyo Electro Acoustic Company (Currently TEAC). The first completed product was the EM-307A motor. It was a 4-pole hysteresis-synchronous motor for a high-end reel to reel tape recorder.
If TEAC is the “parent” who gave birth to it, then SONY is the“parent” who raised it. From the following year, we exclusively undertook motor production for SONY, which was renowned for audio equipment, and gradually began preparing an “integrated production system” from press/die casting to assembly. Predicting changes in the industrial structure, Shinano Kenshi changed direction, shifting from silk spinning to the motor business. Its first motor-related business is production of motors for audio equipment, which require a certain level of quietness. This is also the reasons why “silence” is one of the major features still today.