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When Hitachi was founded in 1910, its goal was to create original products using superior, innovative technology; products that provided solutions to challenging problems and improved the quality of people’s lives. In business for more than 100 years, Hitachi has grown into a large, diverse global corporation with demonstrated expertise across a wide range of industry sectors. However, to this day, Hitachi’s aspiration to promote technological innovation remains the same. Today, the Hitachi Group manufactures and sells products, services and solutions that impact nearly every facet of modern life.
The purpose of this brochure is to acquaint you with the breadth of expertise within the Hitachi Group and the tremendous range of products, services and solutions that we design, manufacture and distribute in the Americas, a region in which Hitachi has operated for well over half a century. In the Americas, Hitachi is a recognized leader in several key industry sectors including information technology, business solutions and consulting, power, industrial infrastructure, transportation, automotive, high functional materials and medical equipment. Hitachi and its subsidiaries also manufacture and sell several popular consumer products.
As regions throughout the Americas look to replace older technologies and infrastructures with new ones, Hitachi has the expertise and product portfolio to play a key role in both developed and emerging countries. Particularly promising areas, where Hitachi has already enjoyed a measure of success, include power generation, highly sophisticated data storage and management solutions, information technology and consulting, advanced medical equipment, automotive products including hybrid technology, and technologies related to renewable energy, electric vehicles and the transition to the Smart Grid.
At Hitachi, we have great faith in the power of technology to advance and transform our lives now as well as improving the quality of life for future generations. Hitachi’s brand promise is summarized in its corporate statement “Inspire the Next.” As a company, Hitachi strives to produce products, services and solutions that are known for their reliability, innovation and contribution to moving society forward and “ushering in the next era of growth.”
At Hitachi, we believe it is our responsibility to provide our customers and society with innovative solutions that are an integral part of every facet of our changing society. That is why we are working hard to develop intelligent, reliable, efficient and environmentally conscious technologies and products that will improve not only customers’ bottom lines but improve their lives and communities as well. Hitachi is much more than an electronics manufacturer— we are a global company with a 100-plus year history in contributing to making our society a better place to live.
Since its early beginnings over 100 years ago, Hitachi’s corporate credo has been “contributing to society through the development of superior, original technology and products.” Over the years, that mission has led Hitachi to develop a host of products, services and solutions that address a wide range of infrastructure challenges. Society’s need for advanced technologies is constantly evolving; in turn, so is Hitachi. With its determination to improve the quality of life for the global community, Hitachi decided to focus on the Social Innovation Business.
Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business is made up of information and telecommunications systems; power systems; industrial, transportation and urban development systems; and the sophisticated materials and key devices that underpin and support them. Individually and together, these systems provide intelligent, advanced social infrastructure solutions to both developed and emerging areas around the globe.
Through the Social Innovation Business, Hitachi hopes to provide total solutions for sustainable, urban development worldwide and to address critical global issues such as the need for creating and improving the transportation infrastructure in urban areas, improving access to clean water, developing technologies that promote a smooth and efficient transition to the Smart Grid while keeping a sharp eye on sustainability objectives and the conservation of our world’s supply of precious natural resources.
Being a leader in the Social Innovation Business means developing data centers capable of organizing and storing vast quantities of unstructured data. It means developing safer nuclear power generation plants and highly efficient thermal power generation systems that will have less environmental impact. It means creating automobiles and other forms of mass transportation that improve efficiency while reducing the carbon footprint. It means creating cutting edge medical equipment that can treat diseases like cancer with less damage to healthy tissue or create high quality MR images in an environment that is more comfortable for patients of all ages.
It means working closely with customers and partners, combining intellectual capital, to develop products, services and solutions that are in demand. It means refining technologies and developing new ones to meet tomorrow’s challenges, creating value that will last for future generations. It means constantly bringing new products to the market that have the high level of quality and reliability people have come to expect from Hitachi. The goal of Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business: to drive innovation and “Inspire the Next.”