NIDEC-SHIMPO has a long history within the Ceramic Arts world going back to the 1950’s. The SHIMPO wheel has become one of the most respected and recognized tools of the pottery trade and, for potters across the globe, the SHIMPO name has become synonymous with quality and performance.

Our company’s initial involvement came about when NIDEC-SHIMPO was asked to incorporate our patented mechanical variable speed drives into early versions of the Pottery Wheel. At the time, it was a major advancement to the ceramic arts world. As motor technology evolved, the wheels no longer required those mechanical drives systems, but NIDEC-SHIMPO continued to perfect the motorized pottery wheel design to provide unparalleled performance.