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General Information about Harmonic Drive Systems Inc.
HDSI went public in March 1998.
HDSI stock was registered on the over-the-counter market of the Japan Securities Dealers Association in March 1998.
HDSI stock was subsequently listed on the JASDAQ Securities Exchange when it opened in December 2004.
HDSI stock was listed on the Hercules market to the Osaka Securities Exchange, with the integration of the Exchange JASDAQ market and NEO market, listed its shares on the Osaka Securities Exchange on October, 2010.
With the integration of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the spot market of the Osaka Securities Exchange, listed on the stock on the Tokyo Stock Exchange JASDAQ (standard).on July, 2013.
HDSI was established in October 1970.
HDSI's profile, which includes information about the capital stock, the number of employees and more, is available at "Corporate Information."
Please refer to "History."
HDSI has six affiliated companies in Japan, two in the U.S., one in China, one in Korea and one in Germany.
For more information about subsidiaries and affiliates, please refer to "Group Companies."
HDSI's management philosophy includes four aspects:
For details, please refer to "Management Philosophy."
HDSI's fiscal year ends on March 31.
The HarmonicDrive® is a type of gears known generically as strain wave gearing.
A gear is a mechanical device that transmits motion by meshing its teeth with another toothed part. The HarmonicDrive® products manufactured and sold by the HDS Group are speed reducers based on principles different from those on which conventional gears are based. In addition to the basic functions of reducing speed and increasing torque, HarmonicDrive® products offer high positional and rotational accuracy and other superb characteristics.
For details, please refer to the "Principles of HarmonicDrive®"
where an animation of the movements is also available for viewing.
Please also refer to "Speed Reducers" and "Strengths of HarmonicDrive®."
HarmonicDrive® products are used in diverse fields, ranging from industrial robots, medical equipment, optical devices, printing equipment, space development, to oil-drilling rigs.
In the industrial robot field, HarmonicDrive® products are used in robots used for assembly, welding, coating is to work side by side with people who can(co-bot), etc. and in transfer robots for semiconductor wafers and LCD panels. In the space development field, HarmonicDrive® products are used in NASA's Mars Exploration Rovers.
HarmonicDrive® products are also used in the field of astronomy. They are built into the large telescope "Subaru" installed on Mt. Mauna Kea in Hawaii
For more information,please refer to "Product Applications", "Typical Applications", "Product Information"
Please look at "Financial Results Forecast."
The Group's businesses are affected by the trends of capital investment of manufacturers from many fields.
Most of the Company's products are sold as parts for industrial robots and industrial machinery, such as semiconductor manufacturing equipment and LCD manufacturing equipment. Therefore, capital investment trends have an impact on the Group's financial results.
Major financial data for the last five years are available at "Financial Highlights."
PDF files are available for download at this website.
Documents in English
Documents in Japanese
Please look at "IR Calendar."
Please refer to "Dividends and Shareholder Return."
HDSI is listed on the Tokyo Securities Exchange JASDAQ (Standard).
The number of shares outstanding amounts to 96,315,400 shares.
The record date for dividend of surplus is March 31. The record date for interim dividend, if applicable, is September 30.
The dividend is payable to shareholders listed or recorded on the shareholder register as of the date stated above or registered pledgees.
For details, please refer to "General Stock Information."
Please refer to "Stock Procedure Information."
Please request the payment by the following method A or B.
The securities code for Harmonic Drive Systems Inc. is 6324.
The number of shares constituting one tradable unit of stock is 100 shares.
Please refer to "Shareholder Composition."
HDSI's fundamental dividend policy is to maintain an annual dividend payout ratio of 30% (30% of consolidated net income).
HDSI determines the return to shareholders through comprehensive consideration of dividend continuity and the maintenance of sufficient internal reserves, as well as the fundamental dividend policy.
HDSI's transfer agent is Mizuho Trust & Banking Co., Ltd.
Ordinary General Meeting of Shareholders is held in June each year.
At the present, HDSI does not have a shareholder benefit program.