Hitachi in Europe
Hitachi Corporate Office, Europe (HIBRU)
Located in Brussels, Belgium, Hitachi Corporate Office, Europe was
established in 1988 as a representative liaison office of Hitachi, Ltd. to
monitor and assess the economic and political developments related to the
achievement of the European single market, completed in 1993. Its mission
is to contribute to Hitachi's European activities in three main
directions: monitor EU issues with potential impact on the group's
operations, create and support Hitachi's links with European business
partners, and contribute to society in order to enhance Hitachi's
corporate image in the EU. As one of HIBRU's corporate activities aimed at
raising awareness and recognition for Hitachi's key contributions to
European society, it acts as the main coordinating body of the EU Hitachi
Science & Technology Forum.
HIBRU's team comprises six persons: Stéphane Dupuis, Jesper Holmberg,
Yukako Kinoshita, Richard Mc Geehan, Yukika Okamura
and Teruya Suzuki (General Manager).
Hitachi Europe Ltd
Hitachi Europe Ltd., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd.,
Japan. Headquartered in Maidenhead, UK, it has operations in 13 countries
across Europe, the Middle East and Africa and employs approximately 550
Hitachi Europe comprises of nine business areas: rail systems;
power and industrial systems; information systems; digital media and
consumer products; display products; industrial components and equipment;
air conditioning and refrigeration systems; manufacturing systems; and
procurement and sourcing. Hitachi Europe also has three Research and
Development laboratories and a design centre.
Hitachi Group Companies in Europe
Hitachi group in Europe comprises the European operations of Hitachi
group, the global technology firm. In fiscal 2008 (ended March 31 2009)
consolidated revenue totalled 904,425 million yen ($9,229 million), 9% of
total consolidated revenue of Hitachi group. With 106 legal entities and
9,468 employees, Hitachi group in Europe is expanding its already
significant presence through organic growth of its four strategic sectors.
These sectors include; Power Systems, Rail Systems, Construction Machinery
& Enterprise Storage System. Hitachi's European brand campaign
highlights how its Technology improves your life, reinforcing the
company's corporate commitment to improving society through the
development of technology. Sir Stephen Gomersall, Chief Executive for
Europe, is spearheading Hitachi's commitment to building a sustainable
society in Europe by forging strong partnerships with key
Note: All figures refer to fiscal year 2008, ended March
31, 2009; All figures were converted at the rate of 98 yen to the U.S.
dollar, the approximate exchange rate on the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market
as of March 31, 2009.
For more information about the company, please visit http://www.hitachi.eu.
Hitachi, Ltd., (NYSE: HIT / TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan,
is a leading global electronics company with approximately 400,000
employees worldwide. In fiscal 2008 (ended March 31, 2009) consolidated
revenues totaled 10,000 billion yen (US$102.0 billion). The company offers
a wide range of systems, products and services in market sectors including
information systems, electronic devices, power and industrial systems,
consumer products, materials, logistics and financial services.
For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website: http://www.hitachi.com