Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.

Company Profile

■URL

http://www.hitachi-automotive.co.jp/en/

■Address

Shin-Otemachi Building, 2-2-1 Otemachi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-0004 Japan

Business Overview

-Development, manufacture, sales and services of automotive components, transportation related components, industrial machines and systems, etc.
-The Company was established as the result of Automotive Systems being spun off from Hitachi, Ltd. in July, 2009.

-Its automotive products are classified into four categories: Engine & Chassis, Powertrain & Electronic Control Systems, Drive Control Systems, and Car Information Systems (via Clarion Co., Ltd.).

-Sales amount ratio to Renault-Nissan was 32% in FY ended Mar. 2016. The Company has a plan increasing sales to other major OEM manufacturers towards FY ending Mar. 2018.
>>> Sales Ratio by Customer

-Global market share (FY ended Mar. 2015)

  • Airflow sensors: top share with 40%
  • Valve timing controls: the 2nd biggest share with 15%
  • Ignition coils: the 2nd biggest share with 13%
  • Stereo cameras: top share with 75%
  • Suspension systems: the 3rd biggest share with 10%
  • Propeller shafts: the 4th biggest share with 7%

Shareholders

-Unlisted Company (As of Mar. 31, 2016)
Company name Investment ratio (%)
Hitachi, Ltd. 100.0

Products

Engine Management Systems
Control units
-Engine control units

  • DI-G type
  • MPI type

-Transmission control units

  • For CVT
  • For four-speed automatic transmission
  • In-Pan transmission control modules

Fuel system equipments
-High-pressure fuel pumps
-High voltage DI-G injectors
-Atomization MPI injectors

Intake and Exhaust system equipments
-Electronic throttle bodies
-Electronic throttle bodies for diesel engine

Sensors
-Airflow sensors

  • Slot-in type
  • Robust type
  • Silicon type

-Pressure sensors
-Differential pressure sensors
-Exhaust pressure sensors
-Hall effect type revolution sensors

Ignition system equipments
-Plug top coils
-Plug hole coils

Engine equipments
-Pistons

  • For DI-G engine
  • For MPI engine
  • Cooling channel pistons

-Variable Valve Event and Lift
-Valve Timing Control systems (VTC)
-VTC solenoid valves
-Electromotive VTC
-Balancers

  • Oil pump integrated type
  • Oil pan & Oil pump integrated type

-Variable displacement vane pumps; front cover integrated type
-Electric oil pumps
-Chain case modules; oil pump & water pump integrated type
-Water pumps
-Water pumps with housing
-Water pumps, single bearing type

Electric Powertrain Systems
Electrical system equipments
-Reduction starters

  • Planetary gear reduction starters
  • Twin axial gear reduction starters

HEV/EV equipments
-Motors

  • for hybrid vehicles
  • for hybrid trucks

-Inverters

  • for hybrid and plug-in hybrid vehicles
  • for hybrid,  plug-in hybrid and electric vehicles

-Lithium ion batteries - via Hitachi Vehicle Energy, Ltd

Drive Control Systems
Outside recognition driving systems
-Stereo cameras
-Advanced Driver Assistance System control units

Steering systems
-Power steering pumps

  • F type
  • CP1 type
  • Variable displacement type
  • Variable displacement type for heavy-duty truck

-Rack & Pinion power steering gears; speed sensitive type
-Integral power steering gears
-Manual steering gear for column assist EPS
-Electric power steering systems

  • Belt drive rack assist type
  • Pinion assist type

-Electric power steering control units

  • Pinion assist type
  • Column assist type
  • Motor integrated type; belt drive rack assist type


Drive train equipments; propeller shafts
-Impact absorbable CVJ type
-Rubber coupling lobro joint type
-Double Offset Joint (DOJ) 3 pieces type
-CFPR tube type

Suspension systems
-Shock absorbers
-Suspension struts
-Suspension units
-Mono tube shock absorbers
-Frequency reactive dampers
-Hydraulic type height adjustment suspension systems
-Air suspension struts
-Semi-active suspension systems
-Self levelizers
-Air levelizers
-Air compressors for height adjustment
-Hydraulic cylinders for controlling vehicle roll
-Hydraulic cylinders for roll control

Brake systems
-Disc brake calipers
-Brake master cylinders
-Vacuum boosters
-Electrically-driven intelligent brakes; e-ACT
-Electric parking brakes; e-PKB

Brake control systems
-Anti-lock Brake Systems (ABS)
-Acceleration sensors for 4WD
-Electronic Stability Controls (ESC)
-Yaw rate & Acceleration sensors
 
Control units for other purposes
-Electric 4WD control units
-Control units for seat weight sensor
-Control units for pre-crash seat belt

Car Information Systems - via Clarion Co., Ltd.
-Car navigation systems
-Car audios
-Car multimedia
-Accessories
-Collision avoidance systems
-In-vehicle cameras
-Telematics control units
-All around bird's-eye view systems
-Cloud-based network systems

History

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.

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