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Company Profile

Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

Printed in Japan 2017.08
Message from the CEO

Corporate Credo

We will contribute to the realization of an

affluent society by creating new value

for people, vehicles and society.

Hitachi Automotive Systems is driving the growth of

automotive society into a New Era.

Hitachi Automotive Systems began in 1930 with Hitachi’ s domestic production of automotive
electric parts. For the more than 80 years since, we have continually expanded our operations
in the automotive equipment business.

In recent years, the environment surrounding automobiles has undergone significant changes.
In addition to the basic functions of moving, turning, and stopping, demand has increased for
technology that ensures environmental sustainability. Furthermore, safety technology to reduce
vehicle accidents and realize a zero-accident society, as well as improvements in comfort and
convenience, are driving consumers. Companies must also respond to the diversification of
markets in the wake of globalization.
To provide fast, optimal solutions that create added value, we are strengthening our capabilities as
a company. Specifically, we are reinforcing our electrification and electronics technologies, as
well as our system development capabilities, in order to achieve a society of autonomous driving
and smart mobility. In addition, we are accelerating our decision-making processes and
Table of Contents strengthening our governance to achieve a dynamic global management.
“We will contribute to the realization of an affluent society by creating new value for people,
Message from the CEO ..................................2      Research & Development ............................17 vehicles and society.” Befitting our Corporate Credo, our aim is to be a top-class global system
Integrated Vehicle Control Systems supplier that drives the future growth of automotive society. Furthermore, we aspire to be a global
Our Businesses .............................................3     (Recognition & Judgment) ............... 9 Global Network .............................................19 company deserving of the utmost trust from society.
I sincerely hope that you will continue to have high expectations for Hitachi Automotive Systems.
     Network in Japan..........................................21
Engine Powertrain Systems ...........................5 Integrated Vehicle Control Systems
(Control [Chassis])........................................ 11 History ..........................................................23
President & CEO
Advanced Vehicle Control Systems ............. 13 Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)
Electric Powertrain Systems ..........................7
Activities ......................................................25
Hideaki Seki
Aftermarket Products / Applied Technologies
& Industrial Equipment ................................. 15 Company Overview .....................................26

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〔Environment Field〕Engine Powertrain Systems
■ Control Systems ■ Exhaust Systems 
Environment ■ Fuel Systems ■ Ignition Systems 
■ Engine Components and Subsystems
Electric Powertrain Systems
Control ■ Hybrid Vehicles / Electric Vehicle Systems
Through our automotive electronics, we will contribute Systems ■ Electrical Equipment Systems
〔Safety Field〕 Integrated Vehicle Control Systems
to a connected future for people, vehicles, and society. Safety ■ Autonomous Driving Systems
■ 360 Degree Sensing Systems
■ Steering Systems
Automobiles have evolved from a simple machine to increased convenience of connected cars will help Information ■ Suspension Systems
move from place to place, to a new mode of promote increasing use. Connected cars will have ■ Brake Systems
■ Drive Power Transmission Systems
transportation that supports people and society, and access to Big Data through the Internet of Things
will continue to evolve in ways that create new value. (IoT), and use Artificial Intelligence (AI) technologies
Presently, through advances in car electronics, to produce and utilize advanced analytical data in Social Infrastructure &
improvements in vehicle performance offer more numerous ways to create new value for people and Services
precise and sharp control, while also improving society. In order to support such technologies in
eco-friendliness, safety, and comfort. Remarkable advanced vehicles, our strengths in electronics
progress has also been achieved in advanced technology will serve as a base to refine our product
technologies driving the megatrends of electric and and system technologies in the fields of environment
Clarion Hitachi
autonomous vehicles. and safety. We are also pushing forward with our 〔Information Field〕Car Information Systems ■ IoT Platform
■ Artificial Intelligence (AI)
In addition to further improvements in performance, Advanced Vehicle Control System that integrates ■ Integrated Human Machine Interface (HMI)
■ Big Data
the future introduction of two-way communications Clarion’s information and safety technologies with ■ Cloud Information Network Service
■ Highly Reliable Infrastructure Systems
technology will enable vehicles to be linked to the Hitachi’s social infrastructure and services. In this way, 〔Safety Field〕Intelligent Safety Systems ■ Highly Secure Security Technologies
external environment, such as infrastructure, and to Hitachi Automotive Systems will contribute to a ■ Overhead View Monitor Camera System (SurroundEye®)
send and receive useful information. In turn, the connected future for people, vehicles, and society. ■ Automatic Parking Electronic Control Unit (ECU)

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Environment Field

efficiency Highly Efficient Power Transmission with Low Fuel Consumption

To meet increasingly stringent environmental regulations around the world, there is a need to efficiently convert
fuel into kinetic energy, and reduce emissions of gases such as CO2. Key Components
We have developed engine technologies such as direct injection and valve timing control that greatly increase
the efficiency of internal combustion engines. In addition, we use simulation and analysis technologies to
continually refine our components, improve engine thermal efficiency, and produce clean engines with a reduced
environmental burden. A Control Unit for DIG System
B High-pressure Fuel Pump
Key Technologies C Injector
D High Energy Ignition Coil
■ High-efficiency Engine Systems
E Electronic Throttle Body (ETB)
We are developing technologies that reduce CO 2 emissions by improving engine thermal efficiency. In addition to fuel injectors with
F Airflow Sensor
outstanding performance, our technologies also provide optimal drive control. Our direct injection gasoline (DIG) technology is enabled by
fuel pumps that provide precise fuel injection control. Furthermore, our valve timing control (VTC) technology continuously varies the G Transmission Control Unit
intake and exhaust valve timing based on the driving situation such as the engine’ s revolution rate, temperature, and load. Through this H Piston with Cooling Channel and Hybrid Coating
wide range of technology, we can stabilize engine combustion and reduce harmful emission gases such as nitrogen oxides (NOx).
I Flow Path Switch Control Valve
J Compact & Lightweight Water Pump
■ Low-emission Powertrain Systems K Electromotive VTC
Reduction in the amount of particulate matter in emission gases has been achieved through the utilization of computer simulations and
L Variable Displacement Vane Pump
analysis technologies. In an engine, a fuel-air mixture is formed inside the combustion chamber from fuel spray injected by the injector and
air flowing in from the intake pipe. Our technology homogenizes the fuel-air mixture by simulation and analysis of this phenomenon, and
M Balancer
aims to significantly reduce particulate matter by optimizing combustion through simulation analysis of the injector nozzle tip and the N Pressure Sensor
internal fuel flow. O Revolution Sensor

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Environment Field

electrification Eco-friendliness with Outstand ing Driving Performance

In recent years, vehicle electrification has seen remarkable progress, due in part to environmental regulations on
zero-emission vehicles. In addition to Hybrid Electric Vehicles (HEV), Plug-in Hybrid Electric Vehicles (PHEV),
and Electric Vehicles (EV), Mild Hybrid Vehicle systems using 48 volt electricity are starting to appear. Key Components
Vehicle electrification systems will prove essential for meeting environmental regulations. In addition to the main
electric powertrain components of electric motors, inverters, and lithium-ion batteries, we are developing other
technologies to maximize eco-friendliness and driving performance.
A Motor for Electric Vehicles
Key Technologies B Inverter for Electric Vehicles
C Lithium-ion Battery Pack
■ Electric Powertrain Solutions
D Starter for Idle Stop System
In order to respond to the growing demand for electric powertrains, we aim to address various market needs by developing technologies
such as electric motors, inverters, and lithium-ion batteries. We use rectangular wiring to create motors that produce high torque with a
reduced torque ripple, yet remain very compact.
In addition, by using double-sided direct-cooling power modules, we can produce compact and lightweight inverters with a high output,
thereby meeting a diversity of needs.

■ Lithium-ion Batteries for Electric Vehicles

A key to improving the performance of electric vehicles is improving the performance of lithium-ion batteries by reducing charging time
while increasing output and capacity. We can meet a wide variety of system solution needs, from 48V lithium-ion battery packs that offer
both high output density and high energy density for use in Mild Hybrid systems that assist gasoline engines, to batteries for High-voltage
Hybrid systems.

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Safety Field

intelligence Toward a Future Where Autonomous Vehicles Can “See”and “Think”

Expectations are increasing for safe, comfortable, and highly efficient autonomous driving systems that can eliminate Key Components
accidents, reduce driver workload, and resolve traffic congestion, thereby helping to achieve a smart mobility society.
In order to realize a safe and secure autonomous driving system, we are developing a 360 degree sensor fusion
system that can detect the surrounding situation by integrating sensor data from sources such as stereo cameras and
radars. Data from this system is used by our autonomous driving ECU to make instantaneous decisions on
acceleration, deceleration, and lane-changing.
ECU:Electronic Control Unit

Key Technologies

■ Sensing Technology for Autonomous Driving

A 360 degree sensing system that simultaneously recognizes surrounding vehicles is
essential to realize autonomous driving.
On-board cameras and radars are used for omnidirectional sensing. The information
obtained is centrally managed using sensor fusion processing. With this technology, we seek
to achieve autonomous driving not just on expressways, but also on public roads. A Millimeter-wave Radar F Map Positioning Unit
B Stereo Camera G Central Gateway
■ Autonomous Driving ECU C Megapixel Camera (Clarion) H Autonomous Driving ECU
Main Applications
The autonomous driving ECU provides various functions for autonomous driving, such as D Surround Image Processing Unit (Clarion) I Vehicle Motion Controller
following a leading vehicle and lane-keeping system control. Our autonomous driving ECU is ・Low Speed Car Passing (LSP)
E Telematics Control Unit (Clarion)
installed with a real-time database capable of high-speed data processing and management. ・Auto Lane Changing (ALC)
We also develop applications that support driving on congested roads, such as following a ・Traffic Jam Assist (TJA)
leading vehicle on expressways at low speed, overtaking slow-moving vehicles, and
automatic lane-changing. We repeatedly test these applications on test courses.

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Safety Field

control Integrating Vehicle Motion for Autonomous Driving

Chassis products determine the basic functions of automobiles - moving, turning and stopping.
By coordinating and harmonizing the chassis with various control technologies, we can count on improved safety
and comfort.
In order to aim for an even higher level of safety, the core elements of brakes, steering, and suspension have
been electrified and subjected to electronic control. We created a system that completely integrates all aspects Key Components
of vehicle motion. The aim of this system is to improve motion performance by responding in real-time to
changes in the state of tires, road surface and the vehicle itself, as well as to achieve autonomous driving, which
requires coordinated driving control. A Electric Power Steering
B Electric Actuator
Key Technologies C Electric Parking Brake
D Aluminum Caliper
■ Semi-active Suspension Systems
E Semi-active Suspension
We are advancing the development of semi-active suspensions that provide a high level of comfort and driving stability. In addition to
F CFRP Propeller Shaft
making dampers and shock absorbers smaller and more responsive, we can meet expanding and diversifying needs by offering control
systems that include ECUs and controls, comprised of a mix of hardware and software. CFRP:Carbon Fiber Reinforced Plastics

ECU:Electronic Control Unit

■ Electric Power Steering Systems

With integrated electronics, our power steering system features a small brushless electric motor that enables effortless handling of the
steering wheel compared to hydraulic systems. Thus, our system can be utilized for autonomous driving functions such as parking assist
through automated steering. The steering system features multiple sensors and drive circuits, resulting in a redundant design that prevents
total loss of steering in the event of breakdown.

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connected Automotive Society Enters a New Era

Our society increasingly needs automobiles that meet high standards in such areas as environmental conservation,
accident elimination, mobility support for the elderly, traffic congestion reduction, and comfort improvements.
To meet these needs, automobiles will become more connected, thereby increasing the value of autonomous
driving and propelling automotive society toward a new era.
In order to create new value by linking automobiles and society through connectivity, we offer an integrated suite
that combines our environmental, safety, and information technologies with the social infrastructure and services
of the Hitachi Group. The resulting solution can provide autonomous driving technology offering comfort, safety,
security, and eco-friendliness.

Key Technologies
■ Over-the Air (OTA) Technology to Update Control Software ■ Security Technology
OTA Center Vehicle
As electronics become more widely used in automobiles, the amount of Key Technology Development A critical issue for connected cars is the need to
Campaign Vehicle Software Devices IVI CGW
necessary software increases along with its importance. Software for vehicle High capacity Memory ECU prevent damage from cyberattacks. We believe
・Differential update technology to reduce Management Management Management brought in
(Autonomous ECU, etc.)
OTA Client OTA Client
control must be updated at appropriate times after vehicles are produced. the time necessary for software writing and updating. that the key to security is encryption key
Communication Management Security Recovering Incremental Data, Updating
These updates include security-related software, as well as the addition of new Bluetooth, (Coding & Signature management, which ensures mutual verification
・Flexible update control technology that can be WiFi, etc. Verification)
IVI Update Control Recovery in the Event of a Fault
automobile functions such as linking with connected infrastructure. The Hitachi applied to various vehicle models and ECUs. of authenticity and protects communication
Group is developing technologies for wireless OTA updates of vehicle control ・Secure delivery technology safeguarding security between Old Ver. New Ver. channels between the center and the vehicle,
ECU Update Control
software, and providing system solutions ranging from OTA center distribution OTA center and vehicle.  TCU Memory ECU
as well as between ECUs within the vehicle.
Generating Incremental Data
to CGWs and control ECUs installed in automobiles. ・Update error recovery technology that considers the OTA Client (Engine ECU, etc.) Therefore, we are building an encryption key
CGW:Central Gateway  ECU’ s characteristics and cost requirements.  Encryption & Signature Communication Management Recovering Incremental Data, Updating management framework for the entire vehicle
Recovery Control in
ECU:Electronic Control Unit TCU Update Control the Event of a Fault Recovery in the Event of a Fault life cycle, from production to disposal, while
Secure Distribution using security design technology to develop the
CGW that manages keys within the vehicle.
Carrier Network
IVI:In-Vehicle Infotainment TCU:Telematics Control Unit Bluetooth® is a registered trademark of Bluetooth SIG, Inc.

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Technologies developed for automobiles can
be applied in many fields in order to realize a
more comfortable society.
Over many years, Hitachi Automotive Systems has developed and cultivated advanced automotive technologies
that have extensive secondary applications in the world around us. For instance, from our manufacturing
technologies, we have derived anti-vibration and hydraulic components, home appliance technologies that support
modern lifestyles, and industrial equipment and social infrastructure including railcar components, anti-seismic
products, and many other useful technologies. Moving forward, we will continue to pursue secondary applications for
our technologies in order to realize a more comfortable society.

Aftermarket Products & Maintenance Accessories Applied Technology & Industrial Machinery
To help secure peace of mind for drivers worldwide, Hitachi Automotive Systems Group develops and sells Over many years, Hitachi Automotive Systems has developed advanced technologies that are applied to numerous
aftermarket automotive products to auto repair facilities. products outside the confines of the auto industry.
Our sales offices are located worldwide in order to serve our customers according to local conditions and demand. As an example, we produce press machines essential for manufacturing, as well as railcar components.

Auto-leveling Semi-active
Power Steering Pumps Shock Absorbers Yaw Dampers Variable Damper Systems Suspension Systems

Gas Springs / Anti-vibration Dampers Gas Springs for

Brake Pads Ignition Coils for Laundry Machines Industrial Equipment

Seismic Isolation Oil Dampers Anti-vibration Oil Dampers

Hitachi Diagnostic Monitors Ignition Coil Checkers Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems

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Simulation & Analysis Technologies Manufacturing Technologies
The Hitachi Group’s formidable simulation & analysis technologies for phenomena such as combustion, spray Using the Hitachi Group’s wide range of fundamental technologies, including in transportation systems, we are
patterns, and electromagnetic fields are applied to the development of automotive technologies to create a safe, creating high value-added products and enhancing reliability though repeated on-vehicle testing.
clean, and comfortable automotive society.

Eutectic Globular (AI)

Eutectic Dendritic (AI)

Due to the growing recognition of environmental Weight reduction is essential to improve vehicle performance and reduce
issues, increasingly stringent environmental fuel consumption. However, improving vehicle strength is also necessary Globular Structure
regulations, and other factors, demand is increasing to maintain safety. Thus, material fabrication technologies must produce Dendritic Structure Extrusion

↓ High
for vehicles with cleaner emissions and greater Nozzle Internal Flow Analysis materials that are both lighter and stronger. Semi-solid Materials
engine efficiency. As an example, weight reduction of metal components is increasingly Method

↑   Strength 
Analysis of internal nozzle flow is utilized to improve achieved by replacing forging with aluminum die casting. One such Squeeze Die-cast

the fuel spray atomization characteristics that technology is semi-solid die casting, which produces material with High-vacuum Method,
PF Method
determine combustion performance. Accurate Input microscopic spherical structures and low gas content. This material has
modelling of fuel spray configurations and fuel-air excellent tensile strength and elongation potential. Thus, swage fastening

mixture simulations are also conducted. Through is possible. In addition, the material can effectively substitute for extruded Die-Cast Method

these processes, we propose designs to produce materials, since it can be molded into final form without the Large← Gas Amount →Small
spray patterns that uniformly mix fuel and air in the Spray Shape Spray Shape (Experiment) Fuel-air Mixture Simulation
after-processing required for conventional extruded materials. Positioning of Semi-spherical Diecast Technology
combustion chamber, resulting in clean combustion. (Computational Model)

Welding Robot Product Holding Robot

Welding Robot Product Holding Robot

To ensure a globally stable and uniform level of quality,
G-Vectoring Control (GVC) is a vehicle motion Passengers rock Gy it is necessary to apply automation to assembly and
significantly from side to side. bowl
control technology developed from research inspection processes. We have developed cooperative
conducted in collaboration with the Kanagawa
Horizontal Acceleration Gv (G)

robotic control of automated assembly and welding

Institute of Technology. Our vehicle control algorithm 0.5 Pitching ball
processes, as well as automated inspection technologies.
ensures smooth and efficient vehicle motion by Pitching
Rolling & Yawing Gx In addition, we are developing assembly reliability design
linking the horizontal and vertical motion of the technologies, such as using robots to evaluate
-0.5 Product
vehicle in order to optimize the ground load between the ease of assembly at the design stage, thus reducing
the four wheels, resulting in the vehicle moving as if -1 Gx
-1 -0.5 0 0.5 1 (Deceleration) assembly defect rates and cutting assembly costs.
handled by a skilled driver. Forward and Backward (Acceleration)
Acceleration Gx (G) By increasing the rate of automation in the overall
manufacturing process, we can ensure a stable supply
Gy(Cornering) Cap Valve Case
of high-quality parts.
Upper bodies of passengers Automation using Welding Robot
shift only slightly.

Verification Testing Environments

Autonomous Driving Simulator

In order to verify the safety of Autonomous Driving,

extensive test driving is required. In response, we Extensive on-vehicle verification testing is essential for
have developed simulation technology that enables automotive products in order to maintain performance
virtual test driving. On a computer, a virtually driven under all weather and road conditions. We enhance the
vehicle sends sensor information to an actual reliability of our products and systems through
Autonomous Driving ECU. Based on the sensor Atsugi Test Course
repeated verification
information, the ECU then generates vehicle control testing on a variety
information and reproduces vehicle behavior. Autonomous Driving ECU
of test courses.
Through this technology, we can perform functional *Previously, sensor and map data was individually processed
and managed. However, we have developed an ECU that
verification and quality improvement of Autonomous Source: dSPACE Tool Screen
utilizes a built-in, real-time database to organize data by type,
Driving systems. thereby reducing registration and search time to approximately
10 microseconds, 1/100th of the time compared to previous
in-house figures. Sawa Test Course Hokkaido Tokachi Test Course Yamanashi Test Course

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12 ■ 24 Hitachi Automotive Systems (Changsha) ■ 30 TOKICO AUTOMOTIVE (SUZHOU)
(Hunan) (Jiangsu)
Main Products Electrical Equipment System Main Products Suspensions, Brakes, etc.
■ 14 ■ 25 Hitachi Automotive Systems (Suzhou) ■ 31 FAW & TOKICO SHOCK ABSORBER
(Jiangsu) (Jilin)
Main Products Engine Control Systems, etc. Main Products Suspensions
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■ 26 Hitachi Automotive Systems Products (Shanghai) ■ 32 XIAMEN HENGDONG BRAKE SYSTEM
(Shanghai) (Fujian)
Europe ■ 19 Regional Headquarters in China
Main Products Starters Main Products Brakes
Hitachi Automotive Systems (China) ■ 27 Hitachi Automotive Systems Manufacturing (Shanghai) ■ 33 Hitachi Automotive Systems (Changshu)
■ 2 Sachsen Works ■ 6 Hitachi Automotive Systems Czech
(Shanghai) (Shanghai) (Jiangsu)
(Rosswein, Germany) (Žatec, Czech Republic)
Main Products Starters Main Products Ignition Coils
Main Products Engine Control Systems Main Products Suspensions, etc. ■ 20 Guangzhou Branch
(Guangdong) ■ 28 Hitachi Automotive Systems Products (Guangzhou) ■ 34 Hitachi Automotive Systems (Chongqing) 
■ 3 Wolfsburg Office ■ 7 Hitachi Automotive Systems UK
(Guangdong) (Chongqing)
(Braunschweig, Germany) (Bolton, UK) ■ 21 Beijing Branch
Main Products VTCs, Pistons, etc. Main Products Propeller Shafts, etc.
Main Products Engine Control Systems (Beijing)
■ 4 Frankfurt Office
■ 29 Hitachi Automotive Systems (Guangzhou) ■ 35 TAMP AUTO PARTS INDUSTRIAL
(Frankfurt, Germany) ■8 Dunton Office ■ 22 Wuhan Office
(Guangdong) (Taiwan)
(Dunton, UK) (Hubei)
■ 5 Paris Office Main Products Engine Control Systems, etc. Main Products Power Steering System, Suspensions
■ 1 Regional Headquarters in Europe (Velizy, France) ■ 9 Hitachi Automotive Systems Espelkamp ■ 23 Chongqing Office
Hitachi Automotive Systems Europe (Espelkamp, Germany) (Chongqing)
(Schwaig, Germany) Main Products Repair and Aftermarket Products
Asia ■ 39 Silicon Valley Advanced Research Office ■ 45 Lerma Plant No.1
(California, USA) (Lerma, Mexico)
■ 12 Hitachi Automotive Systems Chonburi ■ 16 HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS (INDIA)
Main Products
Pumps, Balancers, etc.
(Chonburi, Thailand) (Chennai, India) ■ 40 Ohio Office
Main Products
Electrical Equipment System Main Products
Engine Components, etc. (Ohio, USA) ■ 46 Lerma Plant No.2
(Lerma, Mexico)
■ 13 Hitachi Automotive Systems Korat ■ 17 Hitachi Automotive Systems Pune ■ 41 Georgia Plant
Main Products
Ignition Coils, Air Flow Sensors, etc.
(Nakhon Ratchasima, Thailand) (Pune, India) (Georgia, USA)
Main Products
Suspensions, Brakes, etc. Main Products
Repair and Aftermarket Products Main Products
VTCs, Power Steering System, ■ 47 Lerma Plant No.3
Propeller Shafts, etc. (Lerma, Mexico)
■ 14 HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE SYSTEMS SINGAPORE ■ 18 Hitachi Automotive Systems Korea
Main Products
Pistons, Aluminum Diecast, etc.
(Singapore) (Seoul, Korea) ■ 36 Regional Headquarters in the Americas ■ 42 Berea Plant
Hitachi Automotive Systems Americas (Kentucky, USA) ■ 48 Mexico City Office
■ 10 Regional Headquarters in Asia ■ 15 PT Hitachi Automotive Systems Indonesia
Farmington Hills Office Main Products
Suspensions, Brakes (Mexico city, Mexico)
Hitachi Automotive Systems Asia (Bekasi, Indonesia)
(Michigan, USA)
Bangkok Office ■ 43 Berea Motor Plant ■ 49 Hitachi Automotive Systems San Juan del Rio
(Bangkok, Thailand) ■ 37 Harrodsburg Plant (Kentucky, USA) (Queretaro, Mexico)
(Kentucky, USA) Main Products HEV Motors Main Products
Engine Control Units
■ 11 Gateway Factory Main Products Engine Control Systems, etc.
(Chachoengsao, Thailand) ■ 44 Hitachi Automotive Systems Mexico
Main Products Power Steering Systems, etc. ■ 38 Los Angeles Office Queretaro plant
(California, USA) (Queretaro, Mexico)
Main Products Suspensions, Brakes, etc.

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Hitachi Automotive Systems

■ 1 Headquarters, ■ 5 Atsugi Works No.1 ■ 9 Niigata Works ■ 13 Yamanashi Works

Hitachi Automotive Systems Main Products Pistons, Propeller Shafts, Main Products Power Steering Systems Main Products Brake Systems
VELs, etc.

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■ 2 Sawa Works ■ 6 Atsugi Works No.2 ■ 10 Kyushu Works ■ 14 Tokachi Branch

Main Products Engine Control Systems, Main Products ABS, Valve Timing Control Main Products Propeller Shaft,
HEV Systems, Outside Systems, etc. Pistons, etc.
Recognition Drive Systems
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■ 3 Gunma Works No.1 ■ 7 Saitama Works ■ 11 Fukushima Works ■ 15 Shinonome Works

Main Products Engine Control Systems Main Products Power Steering Systems Main Products Suspension Systems

■ 16 Ebina Works

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Sales Office
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■ 18 Ota Branch

■ 19 Mitaka Office
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■ 20 Hamamatsu Branch

■ 21 Nagoya Branch
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■ 4 Gunma Works No.2 ■ 8 Akita Works ■ 12 Sagami Works ■ 22 Kansai Branch
■ 3.4 2 Main Products Fuel Injectors Main Products Power Steering Systems Main Products Suspension Systems ■ 23 Hiroshima Branch
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■ 13 ■ 35 ■ 24 Clarion ■ 28 Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems ■ 32 Hitachi Automotive Systems Business Service
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5 Main Products Car Information Systems, Main Products Motors for Electric Vehicles
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■ 34           Intelligent Safety Systems, etc.

■ ■ 29 Hitachi Automotive Systems Hanshin ■ 33 Akita Showa Industry
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■■ 31 ■ 25 Hitachi Auto Parts & Service Main Products Valve Lifter
16 Main Products Ignition Coils
12 ■ 34 Hitachi Automotive Systems Measurement
■ 30 Hitachi Automotive Systems High Cast
■ 26 Hitachi Automotive Systems Engineering Main Products Water Pumps, Oil Pumps, etc. Main Products Measuring Instruments

Main Products Engine Control Systems

■ 31 Palenet ■ 35 Hitachi Automotive Systems & Nagano

■ 27 Hitachi Vehicle Energy

Main Products Li-ion Batteries for Automobiles

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Invests additional capital into
Unisia Jecs Corporation, making it
a wholly owned subsidiary, and
changes company name to Hitachi
Unisia Automotive, Ltd.

1993 2004
Atsugi Unisia merges with Nihon
Denshi Kiki Co., Ltd. to form Unisia TOKICO and Hitachi Unisia
Jecs Corporation. Automotive merge with Hitachi Ltd.

1994 2004
1973 SIAM HITACHI AUTOMOTIVE Establishes Hitachi Vehicle Energy,

1956 Nihon Denshi Kiki Co., Ltd. is

PRODUCTS LTD. is established in Ltd. to develop and manufacture
lithium-ion secondary batteries for
Core Business Development

Thailand in a joint venture with

Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. Atsugi Plant established. Siam Auto Parts Co., Ltd. hybrid electric vehicles.

1930 is spun off to form Atsugi

Hitachi Ltd. advances into domestic

Automotive Parts.
1985 1995 2004
production of automotive electric
parts. 1964 Hitachi Automotive Products
(USA), Inc. is established in
Establishes Changsha Hitachi
Automotive Products, Ltd. in
Acquires a 14.52 % stake in Clarion
Co., Ltd., resulting in Hitachi Ltd.
Hitachi Ltd. establishes the Kentucky, USA. Changsha, Hunan, China. being the largest shareholder.

1937 Automotive Products Division.

1986 1997 2006
The Measurement Equipment
Division of Tokyo Gas Electric
1965 The Hitachi Farmington Hills Establishes Hitachi Automotive Clarion becomes a consolidated
Regional Headquarters (RHQs) are
established in four overseas
Industry, Ltd. is spun off to form Tokyo Kiki Kogyo Ltd. changes its Technical Center is established in Products Europe, Ltd. in Bolton, subsidiary after Hitachi Ltd. regions: the Americas, Europe,
Tokyo Kiki Kogyo, Ltd. company name to TOKICO, Ltd. Michigan, USA. UK. acquires a 63.3 % stake. China, and Asia.

1938 1968 1989 1999 2009 2012

Tokyo Kiki Kogyo, Ltd. becomes a The Sawa Works is established in Atsugi Automotive Parts changes Capitalizes 16.7 % of the stock of Hitachi Ltd. spins off its Automotive Hitachi Automotive Systems Europe
subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. after all Hitachinaka-shi, Ibaraki, Japan. its company name to Atsugi Unisia. Unisia Jecs Corporation to Systems Group to form Hitachi GmbH acquires all shares of
shares held by Tokyo Gas Electric strengthen collaborative Automotive Systems, Ltd. Germany-based HUECO
Industry, Ltd. are purchased. development of ITS Drive Control Automotive GmbH in order to
Technology. strengthen its aftermarket products
business in the European Market.

1930 1950 1970 1990 2000 2010

1934 1956 1979 1990 2000 2015

Manufactures Japan’s first Produces Pistons, Water Pumps, Produces world’s first Initiates mass production of Commences deliveries of Hybrid Commences testing at “Mcity” , a
impeller-type Lever Arm Shock Propeller Shafts, Clutches, etc. Electronic Concentrated Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS). Car Systems. North American project for testing
Absorbers. Engine Control Units. autonomous and connected cars in
a simulated urban environment.

Develops high-capacity 48V
Core Technology Development

1935 1981
Lithium-ion Battery Packs for mild
hybrid vehicles.
Manufactures Japan’s first Brake
Cylinders and begins full-scale
Produces world’s first
Hot-wire Air Flow Sensors. 2005
production. Completes construction of Tokachi

1997 Test Course in Hokkaido, Japan.

Commences production of Direct

Injection Gasoline System. 2008
Commences deliveries of Stereo Cameras.

1937 1986 Commences production of
Semi-Active Suspension Systems.
Commences deliveries of cylindrical Conducts verification test drive for
Initiates production of Valve
twin-tube Shock Absorbers. an Autonomous Driving System on
Timing Control Systems.
2010 a public road in Ibaraki, Japan.

Initiates mass production of

Electrically-assisted Actuation
Brake Systems.

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■ Company Name
Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

■ Representative Director ■ Headquarters

Hideaki Seki, President & CEO Shin-Otemachi Building, 2-1, Otemachi 2-chome, Chiyoda-ku,
The Hitachi Group has integrated CSR into its management structure, and infuses CSR throughout the organization Tokyo, 100-0004 Japan
and into daily business activities. In addition, we are working to improve our management quality by using the
■ Business Divisions
PDCA Cycle*. We value the trust society places in us, and we are committed to transparent communications with ■ Registered Head Office
Safety & Information Systems Division
our stakeholders and sharing our values with society. By doing so, we hope to contribute to sustainable social
Powertrain & Electronic Control Systems Division 2520 Takaba, Hitachinaka-shi, Ibaraki, 312-8503 Japan
development while driving our growth as a company.
* “Plan-Do-Check-Adjust” is a methodology for continuous improvement.
Engine & Chassis Division
■ Year Automotive Equipment Business Started
Summary of Our CSR Activities Drive Control Systems Division
Aftermarket Division
We will contribute to the realization of a sustainable society in harmony with
nature through our environmental conservation initiatives.
◆Mitigating Global Climate Change and Sustainable Resource use
Our company reuses or recycles 93% of the waste products produced in our global
manufacturing processes. In addition, we also achieved net zero emissions at 15 sites in Japan. ■ Sales Revenue* ■ Adjusted Operating Profit*

992.2 56.3
・ Acquisition of ISO14001 certification
Billion Yen Billion Yen
[Quality Policy]We are globally committed to achieving excellence in company
quality and aim to realize a Hitachi Automotive Systems Brand of Quality. ■ Ratio of Electronic Products* ■ Number of Employees*

50 40,100
We are committed to achieving a globally consistent level of quality at every Works and in every
region through rigorous operational management of a Quality Management System and
% of Sales Revenue
dedication to the Quality Assurance process in our global production system.
・ Acquisition of ISO/TS16949 certification ISO/TS16949 Certification
■ Global Sales Ratio*
Sharing Our CSR Commitment with Business Partners
We hold regular sessions with our business partners to improve
information sharing. 60 % Overseas
In addition to presenting awards to our outstanding business partners, we
strive to share our commitment to CSR and transparent communication.
■ Global Footprint*
・ Green Procurement ・ Information Sharing Sessions
with Business Partners
Best Partner Award Ceremony

Community Involvement and Community Development

◆Sponsorship of Hitachi Rivale, V. Premier ◆Sponsorship of Motorsports
Europe Asia China Japan The Americas
League Women’s Volleyball Team
9 Companies 13 Companies 17 Companies 14 Companies 9 Companies
・ IndyCar
(Team Penske) 15 Sites 15 Sites 27 Sites 51 Sites 25 Sites
・ Super Formula
5 9 15 22 10
Sites Sites Sites Sites Sites

・ Suzuka Circuit
:Of Which, Number of Manufacturing Sites

Hitachi Rivale

Achieving Compliance
Team Penske

Global Human Resources Promotion Strategy

Total 62 Companies,
(Of Which, 61 Manufacturing Sites)
133 Sites
We commit ourselves to strong corporate ethics and In order to respond to the needs of individual
(Includes Domestic Sites & Consolidated Subsidiaries)
obeying the laws and regulations on a global basis. countries and regions, we will strengthen our
・ Assign Chief Compliance Officers to Our Overseas Global Human Resources Strategy. *Consolidated Basis (March 2017)
Regional Headquarters. ・ Support for Increased Diversity
・ Expand Our Whistleblower System ・ Promotion of Work Style Reform

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