As one of the oldest technology companies and best known brands in the world, Hitachi Group Companies innovate, build and manufacture IT and operational technology (OT) around the globe and are leaders in their respective industries. Our IoT solutions provide insights that help organizations make more informed decisions to deliver exceptional outcomes and smarter, safer, healthier and more efficient societies. Lumada, our IoT core platform, connects physical and digital technologies via data and software intelligence to drive innovation and accelerate digital transformation. As a large, global manufacturing, services and solutions company, we strive to tackle a variety of issues across a wide range of industry sectors that will make life easier tomorrow.
In May 2016, Hitachi announced its 2018 Mid-term Management Plan, which guides its corporate strategy for the next three years. The company’s goal is to become an innovation partner for the IoT era. The company is applying the vast expertise and resources of its Social Innovation Business to tackle complex societal and business challenges. The 2018 plan focuses on digitalization as Hitachi moves from delivering individual products and systems to customers to connecting these products and systems through digital technologies.
Throughout its 100-plus year history, the Hitachi Group's Mission to contribute to society through the development of superior, original technology and products has been passed to generations of employees and external stakeholders. The Hitachi Group has also fostered its Values of Harmony, Sincerity and Pioneering Spirit, which emulate the Hitachi Founding Spirit. These Values resonate through the way we think and operate, as we collectively strive to deliver solutions that create new value globally.
The Hitachi Group shares the Vision to deliver innovations that answer society's challenges. With our talented team and proven experience in global markets, we can address global challenges in resources, energy and the environment to create a safer, smarter and healthier society. The Hitachi Group Identity articulates the Mission, Values and Vision that are shared by Hitachi Group Companies worldwide. United by this identity, Hitachi Group Companies demonstrate outstanding teamwork that transcends the boundaries of geographic regions and business fields.
Hitachi launched a new Global Brand Campaign in May 2016 that is aligned with the management vision based on the “2018 Mid-term Management Plan.” The new campaign has been rolled out simultaneously in 19 countries through various media. Under the campaign copy “THE FUTURE IS OPEN TO SUGGESTIONS,” the goal of this campaign is to build the brand through collaborative creation with customers and partners.
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Hitachi’s history with North America dates back to 1926, when Hitachi first exported 30 electric fans to the United States. Hitachi America, Ltd. was established in 1959 as a regional subsidiary, and the first Hitachi manufacturing facility in the U.S. opened in 1977. Today, Hitachi’s presence and commitment to the U.S. economy has grown to 112 Group Companies, 14 major R&D facilities, 21 main manufacturing sites and over 21,000 employees.1
At Hitachi, we have great faith in the power of technology to advance and transform our lives now as well as to improve the quality of life for future generations. Hitachi provides sophisticated business and consumer solutions that transform business processes. With operations throughout the Americas, Hitachi offers a broad range of consumer and business products, including industrial equipment and services, automotive products and consumer electronics.
Today, Hitachi Group Companies in North America serve diverse market segments in the U.S., Canada and Mexico with a broad range of infrastructure, business products, and technology-related services and solutions aimed at benefiting customers and society. Hitachi can count among its major customers and partners numerous Fortune 500 Companies, major medical centers and providers, and many federal, state and local governments.
From national security to building infrastructure for sustainable economic growth, Hitachi strives to meet the highest standards needed to support various government entities – and manufacture products, services and solutions that impact every facet of modern life. Through the innovative application of advanced technology, Hitachi is helping to improve both the way we live and the world we live in.
1, 2 As of March 31, 2016.
Hitachi North America’s Research and Development Division was established in 1989 to better understand trends and continue to develop cutting-edge technologies for key business areas. In 2016, Hitachi opened a new dedicated research facility, the Global Center for Social Innovation, North America (CSI-North America) for collaborative creation with strategic partners in industry and academia. CSI-North America focuses on market opportunities in areas such as energy and natural resources, transportation, telecommunications, healthcare, agriculture and mining.
Hitachi North America’s robust research and development has contributed strongly to Hitachi’s overall U.S. business over the years, including areas such as eco-friendly automotive technologies and advanced IT platforms with big data analytics. CSI-North America will continue to leverage Hitachi’s diverse technology portfolio and expertise to develop next-generation Social Innovation solutions that add value to reduce cost, increase revenue and transform customer businesses.
“We look forward to exploring new opportunities for co-creation with customers in our industry-leading centers designed to facilitate co-innovation for Social Innovation solutions.”
— George Saikalis, Ph.D., Senior Vice President and CTO, Hitachi America, Ltd. – R&D
In addition to our commitment to Social Innovation, Hitachi also recognizes our obligation to environmental sustainability. The world’s population, currently at 7.3 billion, is expected to reach 9.7 billion by 2050. At the same time, worldwide economic growth continues to contribute to global warming, induced by multiple causes such as growing CO2 emissions from fossil fuel use as well as deforestation. Growing demands are depleting energy, water, mineral reserves and other natural resources, while ecosystem destruction and other environmental issues are also worsening.
Hitachi believes that we can contribute to solve these environmental issues and to realize a sustainable society where humankind can thrive by employing our company’s resources and experience, as a company engaged in the Social Innovation Business.
Our Environmental Vision aims that through our Social Innovation Business in cooperation with stakeholders, Hitachi will solve environmental problems and realize both improved quality of life and sustainable society. To achieve this goal, we are targeting to reduce our value chain’s CO2 emissions by 80%, improve water use efficiency by 50% and minimize our impact on ecosystems by 2050.
Community college faculty having fun viewings samples using the TM3000 microscope at a professional development workshop in Berkeley, CA.
To fulfill our mission to “contribute to society through the development of superior, original technology and products,” we are accelerating our Social Innovation Business to solve global issues. These solutions are aimed at creating a safer, more convenient, comfortable lifestyle and a more sustainable future for people around the world. In our role as a leader in promoting global sustainability, the Hitachi Group is committed to being a good corporate citizen. Hitachi believes that companies should conduct their corporate activities and communications with stakeholders in a fair and open manner, and engage in activities that contribute to long term social progress. Through our global Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) activities, including business, Hitachi is engaged in tackling global challenges such as energy, water, urbanization, and education.
Hitachi Celebrates Science Day in southern California
In North America, Hitachi engages in community life by cultivating meaningful relationships with local organizations and empowering our employees to devote time and resources to solutions for the community at the local level. As a technology company, Hitachi is also working to improve STEM education to ensure that students have the skills they need to meet future workforce demands.
High school students viewings samples using the TM3000 microscope at a professional development workshop in Berkeley, CA.
The Hitachi Group has been recognized globally for our social responsibility and sustainability investments. For seven years in a row, since 2009, the Dow Jones Sustainability World Index (DJSI World) has listed Hitachi, Ltd. in its leading global sustainability investment index. Swiss RobecoSAM, which conducts survey and analysis for the DJSI listings, ranked Hitachi, Ltd. in its Bronze Class 2015 CSR rankings. Three Group companies, including Hitachi Chemical Company, Ltd. were selected for the FTSE4Good Index Series sponsored by the London Stock Exchange. Five Group companies, including Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation made Morningstar’s SRI Index. Hitachi Chemical was also selected for MSCI’s Global Sustainability Index.
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