VIS is an operating unit of Kinetek, a U.S.-based manufacturer of custom engineered control, motor and drive system solutions. In late 2012, the Kinetek group of companies became part of the Nidec Group, a $9 billion revenue (USD) manufacturer of electric motors and related electronics components. The Nidec Group includes more than 100 manufacturing and sales locations in 25 countries, and employs more than 107,000.
In addition to the HMI products of VIS, Kinetek product lines include AC, DC and brushless DC electric motors, pumps, gearing, gearboxes, fans, transaxles, electronic controls/systems and end products. Nidec companies design and manufacture discrete and variable speed motors and pumps, electronic motor controls and other electronic components.
In the U.S., the Kinetek companies are affiliated with Nidec Motor Corporation (NMC), a leading manufacturer of commercial, industrial, and appliance motors and controls. The NMC product line features a full line of high efficiency motors for Industrial, residential and commercial markets in applications ranging from water treatment, mining, oil and gas and power generation to pool and spa motors, air conditioning condensers, rooftop cooling towers and commercial refrigeration. NMC also makes motors, controls and switches for automotive and commercial markets.