Hitachi is the world's biggest manufacturer of household appliances, electronics, computers and industrial power equipment. Today, the company produces more than 20 000 items, while pride of place belongs to advanced climate control systems, air conditioners and heating equipment.
The company's trademark and the name come from a combination of Japanese hieroglyphs together meaning "Dawn."
The company's managers say this name fully reflects the essence of the brand's philosophy, that is, helping the society and an individual via technology.
While developing in the direction of climate control and heating systems, Hitachi adheres to the following principles:
- Effective combination of ideas and modern technologies for an extremely wide manufacturing range.
- Environmental responsibility: the equipment manufactured meets the highest environmental standards and only uses eco-friendly refrigerants.
The international corporation was founded in the beginning of 20th century. Back then, in 1910, the small company was the first in Japan to set up production of electric motors. Today, after a 90-year trip, Hitachi is a major player in information technology. It's total annual sales exceed 8 billion yen.
In 1992, Hitachi built its first plant in Europe, called HAPE, in Barcelona, Spain. The new production facility with an area of 40000 m2 enabled the corporation to reduce the production costs and the lead times.
THE COMPANY’S FOUNDER
Hitachi Ltd was founded by Namihei Odaira, a Japanese entrepreneur. He was the one who invented the company’s trademark even before the official opening. In his opinion, this name would have helped win the trust of customers.
Since then, the Hitachi brand has become a symbol of top quality and continuous search for new technology opportunities.
The financial and industrial hub of Hitachi corporation seats in the capital of Japan, Tokyo. Its subsidiaries and divisions are scattered all over the world: Brazil, Canada, the USA, China, India, Vietnam, the Middle East and North Africa. As for Europe, Hitachi has an office in almost every European country.
• 300,000 employees working for the corporation
• 1,047 subsidiaries
• 312 foreign affiliates
• 81438 million dollars are Hitachi's world sales
The key activities of Hitachi include electronic systems and equipment, heavy engineering, development of high-performance materials and much more. The range of climatic equipment is also extremely wide:
• Heat pumps
• DHW systems
• Multizone systems
• Household and multi-split systems
• Air conditioners (household and industrial series)