Apr.13, 2004

Minebea Co., Ltd.

Minebea's Manufacturing Subsidiary in China has Obtained ISO9001:2000

Shanghai Shun Ding Technologies Ltd., (hereinafter "SST"), a manufacturing subsidiary in China of Minebea Co., Ltd. (hereinafter "Minebea"), has obtained the ISO9001:2000, the international standard for quality management systems, on March 11, 2004. SST is scheduled to obtain ISO14001, the international standard for environmental management systems, and OHSAS18001, the standard for occupational health and safety management systems, by the end of September 2004.

In the past, Minebea produced personal computer (PC) keyboards at its Thailand subsidiary Minebea Thai Ltd. As SST started production of PC keyboards in August 2003, the production transfer from Thailand to SST is currently underway. The production transfer of keyboards for desktop PCs is scheduled to be completed by October 2004. The production transfer of keyboards for notebook PCs is scheduled to be completed by March 2005.

The overview of SST is as follows.
Trade name Shanghai Shun Ding Technologies Ltd.
Established November 12, 2002
Start of production August 20, 2003
Capital UD22M(Minebea 60%, HuanHsin Group 40%)
Number of employees 1,141 persons (as of Februrary, 2004)
Manufactured items PC keyboards

For inquiries, please contact:
Minebea Co., Ltd.
Masaki Ishikawa
Corporate Communications/Investor Relations Office, Corporate Planning Department
ARCO Tower, 19th Floor,
1-8-1, Shimo-Meguro, Meguro-ku, Tokyo 153-8662
Tel : 81-3-5434-8637/ Fax: 81-3-5434-8607

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