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Hitachi, Ltd. manufactures and sells products, and provides services primarily in the segments of information and telecommunication systems, power systems, and social infrastructure and industrial systems in Japan, Asia, North America, and Europe. Its Information and Telecommunication Systems segment provides systems integration, outsourcing services, software, disk array subsystems, servers, mainframes, telecommunications equipment, and ATMs. The company’s Power Systems segment offers thermal, nuclear, and renewable energy power generation systems; and transmission and distribution systems. Its Social Infrastructure and Industrial Systems segment provides industrial machinery and plants, elevators, escalators, and railway systems. The company’s Electronic Systems and Equipment segment offers semiconductor and LCD manufacturing equipment, test and measurement equipment, medical electronics equipment, and power tools. Its Construction Machinery segment provides hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders, and mining machinery. The company’s High Functional Materials and Components segment offers semiconductor and display-related materials, circuit boards and materials, energy storage devices, specialty steels, magnetic materials and components, casting components and materials, and wires and cables. Its Automotive Systems segment provides engine management systems, electric power train systems, drive control systems, and car information systems. Hitachi’s Digital Media and Consumer Products segment provides air-conditioning equipment, room air conditioners, refrigerators, washing machines, optical disk drives, and flat-panel TVs. The company’s Others (Logistics and Other Services) segment provides logistics, property management, and other services. Its Financial Services segment offers leasing services and loan guarantees. The company was founded in 1910 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.

320,725 Employees
Last Reported Date: 06/20/14
Founded in 1910

hitachi ltd (6501) Top Compensated Officers

Chairman, Chief Executive Officer, Representa...
Total Annual Compensation: ¥173.0M
Compensation as of Fiscal Year 2014.

hitachi ltd (6501) Key Developments

Hitachi Ltd. and Hitachi Capital Corp. to Build Wind Power Plant in Akita

Hitachi Ltd. reported that it will build a wind power plant in the northeastern Japan city of Akita. Hitachi Wind Power Ltd. will build a wind turbine with a capacity of some 2,000 kilowatts, equivalent to annual electricity consumption at 1,600 households, on land leased from the Akita prerfectural government. The turbine is slated to start operating in the first half of fiscal 2015. All of the electricity will be sold to Tohoku Electric Power Co. Hitachi Wind Power is owned 14.9% by Hitachi and 85.1% by Hitachi Capital Corp.

Mitsubishi And Siemens Considering Offer For Alstom

Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Ltd. (TSE:7011) and Siemens Aktiengesellschaft (DB:SIE) are evaluating a potential offer for certain assets of Alstom SA (ENXTPA:ALO). Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and Siemens will decide on the submission of a proposal to Alstom's Board of Directors by June 16, 2014. Shunishi Miyanaga, President and Chief Executive Officer, said, "Mitsubishi has been invited by Siemens to join forces and we firmly believe that we can substantially contribute to a partnership solution for Alstom which will create value for all parties involved, including the country of France." According to a news report, Siemens and Mitsubishi may make a bid of nearly $10 million for Alstom. The reported that the joint offer may also include Hitachi Ltd. (TSE:6501). It added that a spokesman for Hitachi said that it was aware that Mitsubishi and Siemens were considering joining forces to bid for the Alstom assets. Nikkei reported spokesman as saying that Hitachi was "not in a position to make a comment".

Hitachi Plans to Expand Infrastructure Systems Business in Singapore

Hitachi Ltd. has announced its plans to expand its infrastructure systems business in Southeast Asia by building a business structure in Singapore. Specifically, by effectively utilizing Hitachi Infrastructure Systems (Asia) Pte. Ltd. (Hitachi Infrastructure Systems (Asia)), which was started in Singapore on April 1, 2014, as the Southeast Asian regional supervisory company for its Infrastructure Systems Business. Hitachi will roll out business activities with close ties to the region and its customers to maximize the value provided to those customers, and increase competitiveness on a global scale. Hitachi Infrastructure Systems (Asia) is the new name of Hitachi Plant Technologies (Asia) Pte. Ltd., which was established in Singapore in 2011 and which up to now, has been involved in the Engineering, Procurement and Construction (EPC) business for air conditioning facilities. From now on, Hitachi Infrastructure Systems (Asia) will manage business with localized leadership which would create and execute business and sales strategies for the entire Southeast Asian region. At the same time, it will dramatically expand the scope of its business offerings to encompass Urban and Energy Solutions, which will primarily provide information and control solutions for the power, transportation and urban infrastructure fields and energy management systems; Water and Environment Solutions, which will primarily provide water treatment systems, monitoring and control systems and other solutions; Industrial Plants Solutions, which will primarily provide industrial plants, information and control solutions for industrial fields, and security systems; and Components, which will provide uninterrupted power supplies (UPS), inverters, and compressors. In order to respond timely to the needs of local customers and in keeping with the further expansion of the business, the company is expected to hire more local staff. Currently, the company has approximately 250 employees, and 4 local directors on its board. As part of its knowledge and skills enhancement program, Hitachi invites local engineers to participate in its annual training program in Japan for them to know more about the latest technologies and its applications. Hitachi will expand its training programs to educate more talented engineers. In its aggressive drive to grow its infrastructure business, Hitachi Infrastructure Systems (Asia) recognizes the importance of developing a project management and engineering talent pipeline, and is working closely with the Singapore's Economic Development Board (EDB) on its talent development plans.


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