Brilliant was established as a private limited company in 1984 to do precision machining of 5.25" floppy disk drive aluminium housing for Tandon in Singapore . After the acquisition of Tandon by Western Digital, the company grew substantially from servicing Western Digital to other valued customers in the Hard Disk Drive ("HDD") sector. In 1998, the Company was listed on SGX.
The Company has since grown to become a group of companies spanning four countries in Asia serving the HDD-related business specialising in the production of aluminium base plates, brackets and stamped metal top-covers.
Nidec Brilliant utilises fully automated equipment operated with computer-assisted programmes for our die-casting and precision machining activities. Our multiple production locations enable us to be in close proximity to our customers and meet their Just-In-Time manufacturing needs. Our in-house die-cast mould-making expertise is a valued service for our clients. Our centralised mould design and fabrication philosophy reinforces our product quality and manufacturability of all our castings for exact and high standard production. Precision metal stamping and assembly of top covers under the clean room environment are our other key competencies. We also possess turning lathe capabilities in producing aluminium brackets that require very rigorously specific tolerance as these are used to perfectly mount the motor spindles to base plates.
November 2006, Nidec Corporation announced its voluntary cash offer to acquire all the issued shares of the Company. Subsequently, on 17 September 2007, Brilliant Manufacturing Limited was successfully delisted from the Singapore Exchange Securities Trading Limited and on 24 November 2007, the shareholders' right under section 215(3) of the Companies Act requiring Nidec Corporation to acquire their shares expired.
This share acquisition exercise mounted by Nidec Corporation had lasted for more than a year. As a result, on 24 November 2007, Nidec Corporation recorded a total shareholding of approximately 98.93% of the issued and paid up share capital of the company. Thus, Nidec Corporation has become a parent company of Brilliant Manufacturing Limited.
For the purposes of streamlining the operation of the entire organisation and to promote the corporate identity of Nidec Corporation and its group of subsidiary companies, the board of directors has decided that the name of the company be changed from Brilliant Manufacturing Limited to Nidec Brilliant Co., Ltd. wef 1st Apirl 2008.