Hitachi establishes regional headquarters for automotive systems business in China
January 28, 2011
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., a wholly-owned subsidiary and main automotive systems company of the Japanese Hitachi group, has announced the establishment of Hitachi Automotive Systems (China) Ltd. as the regional headquarters for the company’s automotive systems business in China.
With further growth expected in China, which already is the world’s largest market for vehicles, there is strong demand for further product systems development, manufacturing technology development, procurement and products, stated the company.
Hitachi Automotive Systems has seven consolidated subsidiaries in China, and going forward, Hitachi Automotive Systems (China) Ltd. will play a central role in the strengthening of their sales, marketing and developmental capabilities. The new regional office will endeavour to further expand business in China by providing a speedy response to regional characteristics and needs, an optimisation of overall operations and increased efficiency.
Currently, the overseas support system of the automotive systems business is being strengthened by implementing regional supervisory functions in the Americas, Europe, China, and Asia. In the Americas, supervisory functions started this month (January 2011) at Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc., and are scheduled to become fully operational in April.
In Europe, Hitachi Automotive Systems Europe GmbH will start functioning as a regional headquarters in April 2011, as will Hitachi Automotive Systems Asia, Ltd. (which was renamed from UNISIAJECS (THAILAND) CO., LTD. in January, 2011) in Asia.
Powder Metallurgy production in China
The groups powder metallurgy division, Hitachi Powdered Metals Ltd., produces structural PM parts at a number of global sites including a facility in Guangdong, China. The company produces a wide range of PM parts for use in automotive engine, transmission and auxiliary systems.
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