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The Times of India  Jan 18  Comment 
Hitachi Data Systems (HDS), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., today announced the appointment of Mark Ablett as senior vice president and general manager, Asia Pacific.
Financial Times  Jan 11  Comment 
Japanese group builds on local heritage with plant to supply Britain’s expanding railway network
The Political and Financial Markets Commentator  Jan 9  Comment 
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JCN Network  Jan 7  Comment 
Hitachi, Ltd. announced today that it has begun shipment of the first completed pre-series Class 800 train unveiled in November 2014.
Automotive World  Jan 6  Comment 
Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas, today announced that the company will feature an exhibit for the first time at one of the largest auto shows in the world, the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS), to be held at Cobo Center in...
The Political and Financial Markets Commentator  Jan 5  Comment 
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Nothing Says 'Super Bowl' Party Like Barack Obama Toilet Paper!! Or, if that doesn't HIT the spot, might I suggest The Obama Punching Bag instead? New York City Police Commissioner Bill Bratton has asked, make that warned, the Rank and File of...




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Hitachi, Ltd. (HIT), a Tokyo-based global conglomerate, has a highly diversified product mix ranging from consumer electronic products to power plants and electronic devices. Hitachi's emphasis on research and development (R&D) and its application of a wide range of advanced technologies for this purpose, makes it one of the world s largest manufacturers of electronic products. The company operates through seven industry segments. These segments include Power & Industrial Systems (25.6% of 2006 revenue), Information & Telecommunications Systems (21.0%), High Functional Materials & Components (15.2%), Digital Media & Consumer Products (12.8%), Logistics, Electronic Devices (10.9%), Services, & Others (10.3%), and Financial Services (4.2%).

Hitachi operates on a global scale with more than one-third of its business conducted overseas, as indicated by its sources of revenue for fiscal year 2006, ended March 2007. The company generated 59.5% from Japan, 18.1% from Asia, 10.3% from North America, 8.5% from Europe, and 3.6% from other areas. Employing more than 356,000 people worldwide, Hitachi distributes its products in Japan (primarily through its own sales network) and uses overseas sales subsidiaries, joint-venture companies, and unaffiliated distributors for international marketing. Hitachi currently has 920 consolidated subsidiaries and 165 equity-method affiliates. The company's total assets as of March 31, 2007 were $90,259.1 million, compared to $85,221.5 as on March 31, 2006.

Hitachi faces several challenges such as globalization of some of its markets, commoditization of some of its products, stagnation in some industries, fluctuation in exchange rates, and an interest rate hike in China, where Hitachi is expanding its business. To combat the pressure, the company is closing or downsizing unprofitable operations where feasible, seeking joint ventures with competitors, reallocating employees from overstaffed businesses to growth businesses, reorganizing the geographical allocation of its manufacturing facilities, and emphasizing the development of cutting-edge technology. Despite its recent progress and a promising future, Hitachi will have to resolve these key issues before the shares become more attractive.




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