A Japanese multinational engineering and electronics company, which supplies products and services in the fields of information and telecommunication systems, power systems, social infrastructure systems and industrial systems. Its construction machinery segment manufactures hydraulic excavators, wheel loaders and mining machinery.
As of 2009, Hitachi products are distributed in the Israeli market through an exclusive local representative: C.M.D. Engineering Equipment Supplies Co.
The company's engineering equipment was used during house demolitions in the Palestinian neighborhoods of At-Tur and Beit Hanina in East Jerusalem and in the unrecognized Bedouin village of Al-Sayyid in the Negav (Naqab) desert. The Hitachi model used mostly during these demolitions was the ZX250LC-5 track excavator.
Major shareholders: The Master Trust Bank of Japan (6.56%); Japan Trustee Services Bank (5.15%); Hitachi Employees' Shareholding Association (2.30%); Japan Trustee Services Bank (2.24%); and Nippon Life Insurance Company (1.98%).
Chairperson and CEO: Hiroaki Nakanishi
President and Chief Operating Officer (COO): Toshiaki Higashihara
The company holds 936 subsidiaries, 649 of which are located outside of Japan.
Major subsidiaries include Hitachi Information & Communication Engineering, Hitachi-Omron Terminal Solutions, Hitachi Computer Products (America), Hitachi Computer Products (Europe), Hitachi Information & Control Solutions, Hitachi Solutions, Hitachi Systems, Babcock-Hitachi, Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Hitachi Engineering & Services Co., Hitachi Power Europe, Hitachi Power Systems America, Horizon Nuclear Power, Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Hitachi Elevator (China) Co., Hitachi Building Systems, Hitachi Plant Technologies, Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation, Hitachi Koki Co., Hitachi Kokusai Electric, Hitachi Medical Corporation, Hitachi Via Mechanics, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Clarion Co., Hitachi Automotive Systems, Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Hitachi Cable, Hitachi Chemical Co., Hitachi Metals, Hitachi Appliances, Hitachi Consumer Electronics Co., Hitachi Media Electronics Co., Hitachi Consumer Products (Thailand), Hitachi Consumer Marketing, Hitachi-LG Data Storage, Hitachi Capital Corporation, Hitachi America, Hitachi Asia, Hitachi (China), Hitachi Europe and Hitachi India.
Under the framework of its construction segment, Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., the company owns 47 subsidiaries in various countries.
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