NIDEC SANKYO AMERICA CORPORATION markets DC motors and appliance components throughout North America. The company is headquartered in Shelbyville, Ind., and also maintains offices in California and Colorado. NIDEC specializes in the production of appliance components for refrigerators, icemakers, washing machines, water heaters and ventilators. The company also manufactures magnetic card readers and micro motors for computers, VCRs, audio and power-assisted devices. NIDEC SANKYO AMERICA CORPORATION was founded in 1959. The company made a breakthrough in the 1980s with its production of musical products, eight-millimeter cameras and projectors, audio equipment and digital clocks.