Hitachi announces the completion of merger of Bay Area offices into new building in Santa Clara
Hitachi Continues Efforts to Transform into a Unified, Global Leader in the Social Innovation Business Through its New Collaborative Space
SANTA CLARA, California – April 12, 2019 – Hitachi America, Ltd. (Hitachi America) today announced the completion of the merger of its business offices in the Bay Area into a brand new building located at Santa Clara Square. The integration of these offices will create new value for customers through improved operational efficiencies, enhanced diversified communication and newly-generated ideas and solutions.
The new office is not only Hitachi America’s Santa Clara base; it will also house the global headquarters of Hitachi Vantara, a fellow Hitachi Group company, allowing the business to leverage a broad portfolio of innovation, development and experience from across the Hitachi Group companies to deliver data-driven solutions. The campus also features the Hitachi Insight Center, a state-of-the-art executive briefing center, as well as the Hitachi Global Center for Social Innovation, a lab serving as Hitachi’s global R&D headquarters for collaborative creation, with strategic partners in business and academia. Integrating Hitachi’s core assets into this cutting-edge facility will provide customers and partners with a platform to resolve social issues, improve people’s quality of life and increase value through the use of digital technologies.
The six-story office is a modern Silicon Valley campus, featuring the latest technologies and amenities for today’s workforce. The new office is designed to promote a culture that will inspire employees, attract top talent and help customers achieve outcomes that will drive both business and society forward.
“It is our hope that this new office will house an active collaboration hub within the Hitachi Group where Hitachi employees can bring customers and partners and discuss business opportunities. The cooperative environment we aim to foster will allow us to create value for our customers and develop our businesses by integrating Hitachi’s capabilities and uniting under common goals,” commented Koji Takaichi, President and CEO of Hitachi America. “This is an important milestone in the growth of Hitachi’s Social Innovation Business in North America. It also carries enormous significance that we were able to complete our office integration and start operations ahead of Hitachi’s 110th anniversary in 2020.”
Hitachi America, Ltd. headquartered in Santa Clara, California, a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of electronics, power and industrial equipment and services, particle beam therapy technologies, automotive products and consumer electronics with operations throughout the Americas. For more information, visit http://www.hitachi-america.us/. For information on other Hitachi Group companies in the United States, please visit http://www.hitachi.us/.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges, combining its operational technology, information technology, and products/systems. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2017 (ended March 31, 2018) totaled 9,368.6 billion yen ($88.4 billion). The Hitachi Group is an innovation partner for the IoT era, and it has approximately 307,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation with customers, Hitachi is deploying Social Innovation Business using digital technologies in a broad range of sectors, including Power/Energy, Industry/Distribution/Water, Urban Development, and Finance/Social Infrastructure/Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.
Hitachi America, Ltd.