Hitachi started life in 1910 as a small electrical repair shop in Japan. Today, Hitachi is ranked among the largest companies in the world with currently 932 consolidated subsidiaries globally, over 20'000 different products and more than 355'000 employees. We are a world-wide leader in the development of products and systems in the field of home electronics, automotive, power, industrial and medical. Hitachi invests billions in research and development each year in order to continue to create the cutting-edge high-tech products we became renowned for.
Since its foundation, Hitachi has acted from a corporate philosophy of contributing to society through technology. In the intervening years, the world and society have changed greatly, but we have never lost our pioneering spirit, based on the principles of harmony and sincerity.
Now, global change is becoming ever more dynamic. Our corporate statement "Inspire the Next" is a declaration of our vision that the Hitachi brand will continue to meet the expectations of our customers and society in this age of information, knowledge and the empowered consumer. This statement embodies Hitachi's commitment to continue to inspire coming generations with the latest products, systems and services, for a more vibrant society. It is also an expression of our strong commitment to boldly face whatever new challenges the times bring us: whatever comes "Next."
Innovation for the next generation
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