Minebea Co., Ltd. (ミネベア株式会社,Minebea Kabushiki-gaisha) or NMB (Nippon Miniature Bearing) is a Japanesemultinational corporation and a major producer of machinery components and electronics devices. International Asian business accounts for 80% of Minebea's production and 50% of its sales.
The company as of March 31, 2013 has its 43 consolidated subsidiaries, 31 manufacturing facilities and 43 sales offices. NMB (USA) Inc. is an American holding company that manages Minebea's American subsidiaries.
Minebea also develops and/or produces firearms for the Japanese Self-Defense Forces and the National Police Agency.
In late August 2015, a Minebea product gained an entry in the Guinness World Records for being the smallest commercially available mass-produced steel ball bearing in the world. The product concerned was first introduced in 2009, and is primarily used by domestic watchmakers in a number of high-grade mechanical watches to support delicate axles, instead of traditionally used jewels.
(top 10 shareholders, as of September 30, 2013)