Hitachi Astemo, Ltd. (Formerly Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.)
-The Company was established taking over Hitachi, Ltd.'s automotive parts business, being spun off from Hitachi.
-Its automotive products are classified into four categories: Engine Powertrain Systems, Electric Powertrain Systems, Integrated Vehicle Control Systems, Advanced Vehicle Control Systems.
-In October 2019, the Company announced that it would merge with three Honda-Group suppliers, namely Keihin, Showa, and Nissin Kogyo. The merger was formed to take advantage of the synergy effects of the four companies’ respective areas of expertise so as to enhance their global competitiveness.
|-Unlisted Company||(As of Mar. 31, 2020)|
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-Engine Control Unit for DI
-Engine Control Unit for PFI
-Control Unit for CVT
-On Mission Control Unit for CVT
-Control Unit for Four-speed Automatic Transmission
-In-pan Transmission Control Module
-Differential pressure sensors
-Hall effect type revolution sensors
-Electronic throttle bodies
-Electronic throttle bodies for diesel engine
-High-pressure fuel pumps
-Injector for DI
-Injector for PFI
-Plug Top Coil
Engine Components and Subsystems
-Piston for DI
-Piston for PFI
-Cooling Channel Piston
-Valve Timing Control systems
-VTC solenoid valves
-Variable Valve Event and Lift
-Variable displacement vane pumps; front cover integrated type
-Variable Displacement Vane Pump (Chain Drive Type)
-Water Pump (Single Bearing Type))
- Oil pan & Oil pump integrated type
- VDVP Integrated Type
-Chain case modules; oil pump & water pump integrated type
-Water pumps with housing
Electrical Equipment Systems
-Planetary gear reduction starters
-Twin axial gear reduction starters
Electric Powertrain Systems
-Motor for HEV
-Inverter for EV
-Inverter for HEV/PHEV/EV
-Electric power steering system
Belt drive rack assist type/Pinion assist type
-Manual steering gear for column assist EPS
-Rack & Pinion power steering gears; speed sensitive type
-Electric power steering control units; Column assist type)
-Power steering pumps
- Variable displacement type
- Variable displacement type for heavy-duty truck
Drive Power Transmission Systems (Propeller Shaft)
-Impact absorbable CVJ type
ｰDirect Connection Interface (DCI) Joint Type
-Rubber coupling lobro joint type
-CFPR tube type
ｰAluminum Tube Type
-Mono tube shock absorbers
-Aluminum Shock Absorber
-Frequency reactive dampers
-Hydraulic type height adjustment suspension systems
-Air suspension struts
-Semi-active suspension systems
-Hydraulic Cylinder for Controlling Vehicle Roll
-Air compressors for height adjustment
ｰControl Unit for Height Adjustment
-Disc brake calipers
-Electric parking brakes; e-PKB
-Brake master cylinders
-Electrically-driven intelligent brakes; e-ACT
-Anti-lock Brake Systems
-Electronic Stability Controls
Control units for other purposes
-Electric 4WD control units
ｰMillimeter-wave Radar (Mid-range)
-Advanced Driver Assistance System control units
-Map Positioning Unit
|1930||Began domestic production of electrical components for automobiles.|
|1936||Sample electrical components delivered to Nissan Motor Co., Ltd. and Toyota Motor Corporation|
|1938||Obtained stocks of Tokyo Gas Electric Engineering Co.,Ltd., and Tokico became the affiliated company.|
|1964||Automotive Device Business Division established.|
|1968||New plant (Sawa Plant) founded|
|1985||Hitachi Automotive Products (USA), Inc. automotive parts plant established in Kentucky, USA.|
|1986||Hitachi Farmington Hills Technical Center established in Michigan, USA|
|1991||Dedicated vehicle-mounted information systems manufacturer Xanavi Informatics Corporation established as a joint venture with Nissan Motor Co.|
|1994||Siam Hitachi Automotive Parts established in Thailand through a joint venture with Siam Auto Parts.|
|1995||Established Changsha Hitachi Automotive Products, Ltd. (automotive products manufacturing company) in Changsha, Hunan, China.|
|1997||Automotive parts production company Hitachi Automotive Products Europe established in Bolton, UK.|
|1999||Capitalized 16.7% stock of Unisia Jecs Corporation to solidify cooperation and collaborative development of ITS drive control technology.
The Automotive System Division was renamed the Automotive System Group.
|2000||HCX established as joint venture with Clarion Co., Ltd. and Xanavi Informatics Corporation.|
|Made an additional investment in Xanavi Informatics Corporation, turning it into a subsidiary.|
|2002||Hitachi Automotive Products Suzhou Ltd. established in Suzhou, China.
Through additional investment in Unisia Jecs Co. turns it into subsidiary.
|2003||Name changed to Automotive Systems Group
Hitachi Automotive Systems Europe GmbH established in Sachsen, Germany to handle mechatronics products.
Hitachi Automotive Systems GmbH establishes Sachsen plant in Sachsen, Germany.
Hitachi Automotive Products Shanghai Ltd. established in Shanghai, China.
|2004||New company Hitachi Vehicle Energy Ltd. founded to market, develop, and manufacture lithium-ion batteries for hybrid cars and other applications, as a joint venture with Shin-Kobe Electric Machinery Co., Ltd. and Hitachi Maxell Ltd.
Hitachi Automotive Products, Europe Ltd., was renamed Hitachi Automotive Systems Europe, Ltd.
Joint venture between Hitachi Ltd., Hitachi Unisia Ltd., and Tokico Ltd.
Acquired 14.52% stock of Clarion Co., Ltd., resulting in Hitachi being its largest stockholder.
Commenced the operation of Guangzhou Hitachi Unisia Automotive Parts, Co., Ltd, in China.
Established Unisia Steering Systems, Inc., in Georgia, U.S.A.
|2005||Concluded a comprehensive business ties agreement regarding CIS business with Clarion Co., Ltd.
Established CIS Division as a business department of in-vehicle information terminal.
Completed the construction of Hokkaido Tokachi test courses.
|2006||Acquired 63.3% stock of Clarion Co., Ltd. through a takeover bid, making it a consolidated subsidiary.
Transferred the stock of Xanavi Informatics Corporation to Clarion Co., Ltd., resulting in being a wholly owned subsidiary of Clarion.
Unisia North America, Inc. was merged with Hitachi Automotive Products (USA), Inc.
|2007||HCX Corporation was merged with Clarion Group as an effort to restructure and strengthen subsidiaries toward reinforcement the business of In-vehicle information systems.
Established JECS, Ltd.
|2008||Unisia JKC Steering System Corporation and Niigata Technos Co., Ltd. were consolidated.|
|July, 2009||Hitachi Ltd. spun off Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.|
|2011||Established Hitachi Automotive Systems (China) Ltd. as a regional headquarter for the Automotive Systems Business in China.|
|2012||Established Hitachi Highly Automotive Systems (Shanghai) Ltd. in Shanghai, China.|
|Established Hitachi Automotive Systems (Guangzhou) Ltd. in Guangzhou, China.|
|Established Hitachi Automotive Systems (India) Private Limited in India.|
|Established Hitachi Automotive Systems Queretaro, S.A. de C.V. in Queretaro, Mexico.|
|2014||Established PT Hitachi Automotive Systems Indonesia in the Republic of Indonesia.|
|2015||Hitachi Automotive Systems Queretaro, S.A. de C.V. was integrated into Hitachi Automotive Systems Mexico S.A. de C.V.|
|Merged Hitachi Automotive Systems Steering, Ltd. and Hitachi Automotive Systems Kyushu, Ltd.|
|2017||Established Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems, Ltd. with Honda Motor Co., Ltd.|
|Established Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems (Guangzhou), Ltd., in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, China.|
|Mar. 2019||Parent company Hitachi Ltd. sold its entire 63.8% equity shareholding in Clarion to Faurecia.
|Oct. 2019||Acquired Chassis Brakes International.|
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