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Hitachi

Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd.

It started from one component part.

History
2010
  • Hanshin Electric Co., Ltd. becomes a consolidated subsidiary.
  • Initiates mass production of Electrically-assisted Actuation Brake Systems.
2011
  • Establishes Hitachi Automotive Systems (China) Ltd. as a regional headquarter for the Automotive Systems Business in China.
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. establishes Berea Motor Plant for manufacuturing HEV motors in Berea, Kentucky, U.S.A.
  • Regional Headquarters (RHQs) are established in four overseas regions: the Americas, Europe, China, and Asia.
2012
  • Establishes Hitachi Automotive (Guangzhou) Ltd. in Guangzhou, Guangdong China as R&D, design and manufacturing base.
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems Europe GmbH acquires all shares of Germany-based HUECO Automotive GmbH in order to strengthen its aftermarket products business in the European Market.
  • Establishes Hitachi Highly Automotive Systems (Shanghai) Ltd. in Shanghai, China.
  • Establishes HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED in India.
  • UNISIA MEXICANA, S.A. de C.V. establishes 2nd plant in Lerma, Mexico for manufacuturing ignition equipment.
  • Establishes Hitachi Automotive Systems Queretaro, S.A. de C.V. in Queretaro, Mexico.
  • Acquires all shares of Germany-based HUECO Automotive GmbH strengthen its aftermarket products business in the European Market.
  • Establishes HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS (INDIA) PRIVATE LIMITED in India.
2013
  • Transferres the CIS Division to the Information & Telecommunication Systems Company of Hitachi, to drive expansion and growth of the CIS business within Hitachi group.
2014
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems Mexico begins the construction of a new plant in Lerma City, Mexico to manufacture automotive systems.
  • Deliveres anti-seismic oil dampers for Asahi Kasei Homes Corporation's "Hebel Haus™ FREX", three storied house with heavy gauge steel structure.
  • Establishes PT Hitachi Automotive Systems Indonesia in the Republic of Indonesia.
2015
  • Developes semi-active suspension electronic control technology that reduces both vibration and position changes during driving by approx. 10 %.
  • Wins "Ultra Monozukuri Excellence prize: automotive component grand award" for environment-conscious car traction inverter.
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems Mexico, S.A. de C.V., merges Hitachi Automotive Systems Queretaro, S.A. de C.V. in Mexico.
  • Commences testing at "Mcity", a North American project for testing autonomous and connected cars in a simulated urban environment.
  • Developes inverter for eco-friendly cars that applied a double-sided-cooling full-SiC power module.
  • Developes basic technology for preventing collisions by predicting changes in pedestrian movement, aiming to commercialize autonomous driving on local roads.
2016
  • Conducts verification test drive for an Autonomous Driving System on a public road in Ibaraki, Japan.
  • Appointes executive officers for realization of prompt decision making and reinforcement of governance as well as clear responsibilities on management supervisory and execution of business.
  • Establishes Hitachi Automotive Systems (Chongqing) Ltd. in Chongqing City, China.
  • Establishes Information & Safety Systems Division to strengthen advanced safety driving systems business.
  • Merges Hitachi Automotive Systems Steering, Ltd. and Hitachi Automotive Systems Kyushu, Ltd into Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

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  • Develops high-capacity 48V Lithium-ion Battery Packs for mild hybrid vehicles.
  • Safety & Information Systems Division is established for enhancing advanced safety driving systems business.
  • Conducts verification test drive for an autonomous driving system on an expressway in Ibaraki, Japan.
  • Ibaraki University and Hitachi Automotive Systems sign a cooperation project implementation agreement promoting joint research into autonomous driving technology.
2017
  • Conducts verification test drive for the realization of autonomous driving in model town in Ibaraki.
  • Establishes a joint venture company for electric vehicle motors, Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems, Ltd.
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems Mexico, S.A. de C.V. becomes a Regional Headquarters in Latin America.
  • Develops world's smallest class 77GHz millimeter-wave radar as a long-range, forward-direction Sensor for autonomous driving.
  • Establishes Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems (Guangzhou), Ltd. in China for the electric vehicle motor business.
2018
  • Conducts autonomous driving system verification test drive on ordinary roads in Ibaraki, Japan.