Hitachi in North America

Hitachi in North America

Hitachi’s history in North America dates back to 1926, when Hitachi first exported 30 electric fans to the U.S. 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 94 group companies, 14 major R&D facilities, 19 main manufacturing sites and over 20,000 employees.

Today, Hitachi serves diverse market segments in the U.S. and Canada 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. The Hitachi Group manufactures and sells products, services and solutions that impact every facet of modern life. Through the innovative application of advanced technology, Hitachi is improving both the way we live and the world we live in.

Social Innovation Business

Social Innovation Business

Being a leader in the Social Innovation Business means 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. It means creating data centers capable of organizing and storing vast quantities of unstructured data.

Social Innovation means finding new, more efficient ways to generate and use clean energy. It means developing new mass transit systems that improve efficiency while also reducing our carbon footprint. It also means creating cutting edge biomedical equipment for treating cancer with less damage to healthy tissue or creating high quality MR images that improve diagnostic capabilities and patient comfort and safety. It means refining technologies through sophisticated data analysis and leveraging them to meet tomorrow’s challenges, creating value that will last for future generations.

The goal of Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business: to drive innovation and “Inspire the Next.” For more information about Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business, please visit: http://social-innovation.hitachi.com/

North America Key Facts & Figures (2013 fiscal year figures)

North America Key Facts
  • 96 Group Companies
  • 20,140 Employees
  • $8.8 Billion Total Sales
  • 19 Main Manufacturing Facilities
  • 14 Major R&D Laboratories

Learn more about Hitachi and its offerings in information technology, electronic devices, industrial and automotive systems, the biomedical field, transportation and logistics, financial services and audio visual and consumer products by visiting http://www.hitachi.us/.

Hitachi’s History in North America

Hitachi’s History in North America

1950-1960

Hitachi’s Products were focused on power generation equipment, specifically turbines, generators and pumps.Hitachi’s Products were focused on power generation equipment, specifically turbines, generators and pumps.

1960-1970

Hitachi enjoyed a long and successful history of supplying equipment to Japanese power plants, and the company leverages its experience and becomes a formidable competitor for securing business in the U.S. Hitachi enjoyed a long and successful history of supplying equipment to Japanese power plants, and the company leverages its experience and becomes a formidable competitor for securing business in the U.S.

1970-1980

Hitachi expanded into the U.S. telecommunications and automotive products markets.Hitachi expanded into the U.S. telecommunications and automotive products markets.

1980-1990

Hitachi expanded its high technologyrelated divisions to include computers, semiconductors, electronic devices and telecommunications operations. Hitachi expanded its high technology-related divisions to include computers, semiconductors, electronic devices and telecommunications operations.

1990-2000

Computer Division held the lead position in terms of volume. For a majority of the decade, Hitachi holds a leadership position in the semiconductor market. Computer Division held the lead position in terms of volume. For a majority of the decade, Hitachi holds a leadership position in the semiconductor market.

2000-Present

Hitachi continues to make technological advances to many of its product lines and has moved into new technologies in the electronics, power and information telecommunications areas, with a particular focus on the Social Innovation Business. Hitachi continues to make technological advances to many of its product lines and has moved into new technologies in the electronics, power and information telecommunications areas, with a particular focus on the Social Innovation Business.

Global Brand Campaign

Global Brand Campaign

In May 2013, Hitachi launched a new global brand campaign. With the campaign slogan “SOCIAL INNOVATION – IT’S OUR FUTURE,” Hitachi is articulating its desire to address serious global challenges through its Social Innovation Business. The campaign expresses the Hitachi Group’s aspirations to use the power of technology to transform our lives now and also improve the quality of life for future generations. The campaign is running in 19 countries and regions in 2015, including the U.S.

Learn more about Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business by visiting http://social-innovation.hitachi.com/

Major R&D Centers and Manufacturing Sites

Major R&D Centers and Manufacturing

Major Research & Development Centers

  • Hitachi America, Ltd.
    • Big Data Laboratory – Santa Clara, California
    • Network Systems Laboratory – Santa Clara, California
    • User Experience Design Laboratory – Santa Clara, California
    • IT Platform Systems Laboratory, Santa Clara, California
    • Automotive Products Research Laboratory – Farmington Hills, Michigan
  • Hitachi Data Systems – 4 locations (Big Data, storage solutions, IT platforms)
  • Hitachi High Technologies America – Pleasanton, California
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas – Cypress, California
  • Hitachi Communications Technologies America – Dallas, Texas
  • Hitachi Solutions America – Irvine, California
  • Hitachi Metals America, LLC – Conway, South Carolina

Main Manufacturing Sites

  • AccSys Technology Inc. – Pleasanton, California
  • Hitachi Cable America Inc., Automotive Products Division – Pensacola, Florida
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. – Monroe, Georgia
  • Hitachi HVB, Inc. headquarters is in Suwanee, Georgia, USA
  • Hitachi Metals Automotive Components, USA, LLC – Effingham, Illinois
  • Hitachi Cable America Inc., Automotive Products Division – New Albany, Indiana
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. – Berea, Kentucky (2 sites)
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc.– Harrodsburg, Kentucky
  • Hitachi Metals North Carolina, Ltd. – China Grove, North Carolina
  • Hitachi Cable America Inc. – Manchester, New Hampshire
  • Hitachi Metals America, LLC, AAP St Mary’s Corp. – St Mary’s, Ohio
  • Hitachi Computer Products (America) Inc. – Norman, Oklahoma
  • Hitachi Metals America LLC, Ward Manufacturing, LLC – Blossburg, Pennsylvania
  • Hitachi Metals Automotive Components USA, LLC – Tioga, Pennsylvania
  • Hitachi Metals Automotive Components USA, LLC – Wellsboro, Pennsylvania
  • Hitachi Metals America, LLC, Metglas Inc. – Conway, South Carolina
  • Hitachi Chemical Research Center, Inc. – Irvine, California
  • Waupaca Foundry, Inc. – Waupaca, Wisconsin
  • Waupaca Foundry, Inc. – Tell City, Indiana

Hitachi Group Identity

Hitachi Group Identity

Since its founding, the Hitachi Group has carefully passed down Hitachi’s Mission and Values to future generations of employees. In 2013, Hitachi created a new Vision as a fresh expression of what the Hitachi Group aims to become in the future. Since its founding, the Hitachi Group has carefully passed down Hitachi’s Mission and Values to future generations of employees. In 2013, Hitachi created a new Vision as a fresh expression of what the Hitachi Group aims to become in the future.

Vision:

Hitachi delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. With our talented team and proven experience in global markets, we can inspire the world. Hitachi delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. With our talented team and proven experience in global markets, we can inspire the world.

This Vision will enable the Hitachi Group to once again demonstrate its Mission and Values as it rises to the challenge of tackling important social issues on a global scale.

The Hitachi Group Identity articulates the Mission, Values and Vision that are shared by the Hitachi Group worldwide. Bonded by this identity, the Hitachi Group is able to demonstrate outstanding teamwork that transcends boundaries of geographical regions and business fields.

2015 Mid-Term Management Plan

In May, 2013, Hitachi announced its 2015 Mid-Term Management Plan. This plan lays out Hitachi’s roadmap for achieving its new Vision and its future growth. In addition to supplying products backed by highly reliable technologies, the Hitachi Group plans to strengthen its service businesses and IT capabilities in order to answer a diverse array of needs. Furthermore, the Hitachi Group plans to have its 320,000 experts integrate these products, businesses and capabilities into solutions that generate new value with a view towards driving further innovation in society. In May, 2013, Hitachi announced its 2015 Mid-Term Management Plan. This plan lays out Hitachi’s roadmap for achieving its new Vision and its future growth. In addition to supplying products backed by highly reliable technologies, the Hitachi Group plans to strengthen its service businesses and IT capabilities in order to answer a diverse array of needs. Furthermore, the Hitachi Group plans to have its 320,000 experts integrate these products, businesses and capabilities into solutions that generate new value with a view towards driving further innovation in society.

A key part of Hitachi’s growth strategy includes increasing revenue from outside of Japan to over 50% by FY2015 (the year ending March 31, 2016.)

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