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Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd., together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells functional materials, and advanced components and systems primarily in Japan and rest of Asia. Its functional materials comprise semiconductor related materials; carbon products and ceramics; electrical insulating materials and resins; functional films; display and touch panel related materials; photovoltaic related materials; base materials for PWBs; and process materials for PWBs. Its advanced components and systems comprise automotive products, such as carbon sliding materials, SPD films, protective films for automotive body, brushes for automobiles, and planar antenna for forward looking radar system; printed wiring boards, including package substrates, high layer PWBs, high density multi wiring boards, and PWBs for IC testers; powder metal products consisting of Structural Parts, Bearings, and assembled units; and diagnostics and instruments, such as clinical analyzers, allergy diagnostic kits, tear total IgE detection kits, and IVD kits for anti-chlamydia trachomatis and anti-chlamydia pneumoniae. The company was founded in 1912 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. is a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd.

18,149 Employees
Last Reported Date: 06/18/14
Founded in 1912

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Hitachi Chemical to Cut 1,000 Jobs Through Voluntary Retirement

Hitachi Chemical Co. announced that it will cut 1,000 jobs in Japan through voluntary retirement as it struggles with slumping domestic operations. The larger job cut through voluntary retirement in the company's history is designed to adjust the size of its domestic workforce as it is looking to focus more on overseas operations. Applications will be accepted from about 6,000 domestic employees who are over 40 years old for one month from mid-October for retirements on Dec. 31, 2014. An additional retirement allowance will be paid to those who leave under the program. The company will support their job searches. The company will book related costs as a special loss for the year ending in March 2015.

Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd. Announces Consolidated Earnings Results for the First Quarter Ended June 30, 2014; Provides Dividend Guidance for the Second Quarter and Year End for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2015; Provides Consolidated Earnings Guidance for the First Six Months and for the Full Year for the Fiscal Year Ending March 31, 2014

Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd. announced consolidated earnings results for the first quarter ended June 30, 2014. For the quarter, the company announced net sales of JPY 125,127 million against JPY 119,199 million a year ago. Operating income was JPY 7,531 million against JPY 7,503 million a year ago. Income before income taxes and minority interests was JPY 8,971 million against JPY 11,494 million a year ago. Net income was JPY 6,500 million or JPY 31.21 per basic share against JPY 8,158 million or JPY 39.17 per basic share a year ago. The company provided dividend guidance for the second quarter and year end for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2015. For the second quarter, the company expects to pay dividend at the rate of JPY 18.00 per share.   For the year end, the company expects to dividend at the rate of JPY 18.00 per share.   The company provided consolidated earnings guidance for the first six months and for the full year for the fiscal year ending March 31, 2014. For the first six months, the company expects to report net sales of JPY 255,000 million, operating income of JPY 16,000 million, ordinary income of JPY 16,000 million and net income of JPY 12,000 million or JPY 57.63 per share. For the full year, the company expects to report net sales of JPY 523,000 million, operating income of JPY 36,000 million, ordinary income of JPY 36,000 million and net income of JPY 25,000 million or JPY 120.05 per share.

Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd. to Report Q1, 2015 Results on Jul 25, 2014

Hitachi Chemical Co. Ltd. announced that they will report Q1, 2015 results on Jul 25, 2014


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