While the majority of Hitachi’s products and services are targeted at businesses, there are nearly a half-dozen companies within the Hitachi Group that offer products directly to consumers. In the U.S., Mexico and Canada, Hitachi offers a diverse lineup of consumer products and services including audio-visual equipment (televisions, mobile audio and entertainment), communications equipment (high-performance copper and fiber optic cables), home improvement products (power tools), and automotive electronics (lenses and batteries).
Clarion Corporation of America, headquartered in Cypress, California, is a subsidiary of Japan-based Clarion Company Limited, which has been a consolidated subsidiary of the Hitachi Group since 2006 and an international leader in car audio and electronics since 1940. Clarion offers high-quality premium mobile entertainment, navigation, in-vehicle information solutions, along with safety and security products for the automotive, marine, recreational vehicle, commercial fleet and heavy industry environments.
Clarion’s latest technology, Smart Access in-vehicle cloud connectivity, is heralded by the industry as the world’s most advanced in-vehicle, cloud-based information access, analysis and sharing platform. Smart Access pairs with iPhone and Android smartphones to let dozens of Smart Access compatible apps come to life, giving consumers instantaneous access to real-time data such as analysis of the route and vehicle performance, customizing entertainment options, easy social media interaction, as well as distraction-free use of many of their favorite apps while driving. Clarion’s goal is to provide a powerful and flexible platform that offers the best available technologies and a virtually future-proof, always-on, uninterrupted network.
Hitachi America, Ltd. provides consumers with a variety of high-quality audio-visual products. These include UltraThin LED televisions, which deliver a brighter, more dazzling LED HD television picture while using less electricity than conventional televisions; slim, energy efficient, high-end LCD high-definition televisions (HDTV); HDTVs with built-in Blu-ray™ disc/DVD players; and UltraThin soundbars and wireless subwoofers that are perfect for home theaters.
Hitachi Cable America Inc., Performance Cable Systems and Materials Division is located in Manchester, New Hampshire, and manufactures a complete line of high-performance copper and fiber optic cables for the communication industry. Products include Category 6 and 6A copper communication cables, indoor, indoor/ outdoor and outside plant fiber optic cables, as well as round and flat electronic cables.
The company’s state-of-the-art manufacturing equipment and advanced engineering technology enables the company to produce a wide range of products to meet all industry-standard cable and custom cable needs both in the U.S. and around the world.
Hitachi Cable America is currently producing Category 7 and 7A cables and there is growing demand for Category 8 cables, HDBaseT/ IEEE 1911 and Harsh Environment fiber optic solutions. From lowcost network patch cords to supercomputing cable assemblies, in copper and fiber, the company’s cables help customers solve their interconnect challenges for industrial, multimedia, transportation and IT applications.
In 1980, Hitachi Koki Co., Ltd. of Japan created Hitachi Power Tools USA, Ltd. (commonly referred to in the U.S. as Hitachi Power Tools) to market and sell its line of tools in the United States. In the following years, Hitachi Power Tools built its reputation for quality on the success of its pneumatic framing nailer and sliding compound miter saws.
Since its founding, Hitachi Koki has dedicated considerable time and resources to the research and development of innovative and durable power tools. Such dedication to product development has led to a number of firsts and countless improvements in power tool technology.
In addition, Hitachi is a world leader in metal casting technology, metallurgical science and plastics technology. This expertise, coupled with Hitachi Koki’s high speed motor technology, precision processing and electronic control, allow Hitachi Koki to produce lighter, faster and more durable power tools for the professional.
Today, Hitachi Koki continues to forge aggressively into the future, developing innovative new technologies that benefit consumers by improving the longevity and performance of the Hitachi power tool line. Recently, Hitachi Koki purchased Tanaka Power Equipment as a brand within the Hitachi Power Tools group. Tanaka’s innovative product line provides landscapers, construction professionals, property managers and utility professionals with two stroke commercial grade outdoor power equipment solutions. In addition, the Tanaka brand offers consumers a complete suite of grass trimmers, brush cutters, multi-task tools, chainsaws, blowers, hedge trimmers, edgers, augers, gas powered drills, water pumps and a complete mix of accessories.
Headquarters for North America relocated in late 2014 to Braselton, Georgia into a state of the art 500,000+ sq. ft. facility that also houses the factory service center for the east, as well as consolidated warehouses on the east coast. The move supports the company’s plans to improve workplace efficiency as well as prepare for expected future growth. Hitachi Power Tools supports over 4,000 retail locations carrying Hitachi tools and over 1,000 authorized service centers in the United States and Caribbean.
Hitachi Koki Canada Co. (Hitachi Power Tools) offers an extensive line of professional grade power tools and accessories for woodworking, metalworking, drilling and fastening, concrete drilling and cutting and outdoor power equipment products, as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and fasteners. Hitachi Power Tools supports over 2,000 retail and industrial locations and over 200 authorized service centers nationwide.