Emerson Sells Commercial-Industrial and Appliance Motor Businesses to Nidec

Emerson Electric, St. Louis, has agreed to sell its commercial and industrial motors unit and its appliance motors and controls businesses to Nidec Corp., Kyoto, Japan, a manufacturer of small motors looking to expand its offerings in larger motor classes and establish a beachhead in the North American market. The operations, management, employees and production facilities will stay in St. Louis on Emerson Electric’s campus.

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