Hitachi America, Ltd.

Hitachi America, Ltd.

Country/Region From: Japan

Industry: ICT | Manufacturing

Hitachi America first entered the U.S. market in the 1920s by exporting electric fans; since then, Hitachi America has become a center for innovation strategy in North America. The Bay Area anchors the company’s digital and innovation activity.  Its Santa Clara headquarters opened in 2015 is home to Hitachi America, the group’s regional corporate headquarters; Hitachi Vantara, the company’s global headquarters for digital business; and Hitachi’s North American R&D headquarters. Today, Hitachi operates 87 group companies with over 27,000 employees in the region, with both R&D and manufacturing operations done locally.

The company has several synergistic collaborations with institutions all over the state, including research relationships with Stanford and Berkley, collaborations with corporate partners such as Oracle and Google, and a $798m contract with the San Francisco Bay Area Rapid Transit District (BART) to design, build and install the latest generation of technology for digitally controlling trains.

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Publish Date: May 21, 2021