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Hitachi Automotive Systems Ltd.

It started from one component part.

  • Hanshin Electric Co., Ltd. became a consolidated subsidiary.
  • Initiates mass production of Electrically-assisted Actuation Brake Systems.
  • Established Hitachi Automotive Systems (China) Ltd. as a regional headquarter for the Automotive Systems Business in China.
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, Inc. established 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.
  • Established 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.
  • Established Hitachi Highly Automotive Systems (Shanghai) Ltd. in Shanghai, China.
  • UNISIA MEXICANA, S.A. de C.V. established 2nd plant in Lerma, Mexico for manufacuturing ignition equipment.
  • Established Hitachi Automotive Systems Queretaro, S.A. de C.V. in Queretaro, Mexico.
  • Transferred the CIS Division to the Information & Telecommunication Systems Company of Hitachi, to drive expansion and growth of the CIS business within Hitachi group.
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems Mexico begun the construction of a new plant in Lerma City, Mexico to manufacture automotive systems.
  • Delivered anti-seismic oil dampers for Asahi Kasei Homes Corporation's "Hebel Haus™ FREX", three storied house with heavy gauge steel structure.
  • Established PT Hitachi Automotive Systems Indonesia in the Republic of Indonesia.
  • Developed semi-active suspension electronic control technology that reduces both vibration and position changes during driving by approx. 10 %.
  • Won "Ultra Monozukuri Excellence prize: automotive component grand award" for environment-conscious car traction inverter.
  • Hitachi Automotive Systems Mexico, S.A. de C.V., merged 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.
  • Developed inverter for eco-friendly cars that applied a double-sided-cooling full-SiC power module.
  • Developed basic technology for preventing collisions by predicting changes in pedestrian movement, aiming to commercialize autonomous driving on local roads.
  • Merged Hitachi Automotive Systems Steering, Ltd. and Hitachi Automotive Systems Kyushu, Ltd. into Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
  • Conducts verication test drive for an Autonomous Driving System on a public road in Ibaraki, Japan.
  • Appointed executive officers for realization of prompt decision making and reinforcement of governance as well as clear responsibilities on management supervisory and execution of business.
  • Established Information & Safety Systems Division to strengthen advanced safety driving systems business.


  • Develops high-capacity 48V Lithium-ion Battery Packs for mild hybrid vehicles.