On 17 July 1899, Nippon Electric Company, Limited (renamed NEC Corporation, effective April, 1983, both expressed as NEC hereafter) Japan’s first joint venture with foreign capital, was established by Kunihiko Iwadare in association with the U.S. firm Western Electric Company (presently Alcatel-Lucent).
The basic aim of the new company, expressed in the slogan “Better Products, Better Service,” was to carry out the promise to provide its customers with world-class products and dependable follow-up service. The notion of follow-up service didn’t take root among Japanese businesses until a full half-century later, whereas NEC had from the beginning embraced a concept that developed into what we now call Customer Satisfaction (CS).

World and domestic firsts in technology and research development, made possible by managerial innovation and backed by establishment, improvement and reform of its various personnel systems, as well as the early mounting of environmental projects, make it possible to say that NEC’s history has been marked by constant innovation for more than a hundred years. NEC is empowered by the DNA of innovation.

Why NEC?

As an Information and Communications Technology (ICT) leader in operation for 120 years, NEC is committed to bringing together and integrating its technology and expertise to create the ICT-enabled society of tomorrow.

Transformational Change

NEC is enabling new approaches in how Communications and IT services are delivered and managed so organizations can operate more safely and efficiently including delivering more engaging customer experiences.

Proven Expertise 120 years of excellence and expertise.
Scalable Tactics Helping anchor new strategic investments from which to transform and succeed.
Smart Transformation Enabling new strategies for businesses to compete.

Committed to Innovation

9 laboratories throughout the world employing nearly 1,000 researchers

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NEC’s Advantages

What Sets Us Apart
Our global vision combines with a local presence
Our expertise is founded on business operations in over 160 countries
We are a reliable and stable partner whose mission is to realize an information-enabled society