Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd.
-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%
|-Unlisted Company||(As of Mar. 31, 2016)|
|Company name||Investment ratio (%)|
Engine Management Systems
-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
- Slot-in type
- Robust type
- Silicon type
-Differential pressure sensors
-Exhaust pressure sensors
-Hall effect type revolution sensors
Ignition system equipments
-Plug top coils
-Plug hole coils
- For DI-G engine
- For MPI engine
- Cooling channel pistons
-Variable Valve Event and Lift
-Valve Timing Control systems (VTC)
-VTC solenoid valves
- 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 with housing
-Water pumps, single bearing type
Electric Powertrain Systems
Electrical system equipments
- Planetary gear reduction starters
- Twin axial gear reduction starters
- for hybrid vehicles
- for hybrid trucks
- 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
-Advanced Driver Assistance System control units
-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
-Mono tube shock absorbers
-Frequency reactive dampers
-Hydraulic type height adjustment suspension systems
-Air suspension struts
-Semi-active suspension systems
-Air compressors for height adjustment
-Hydraulic cylinders for controlling vehicle roll
-Hydraulic cylinders for roll control
-Disc brake calipers
-Brake master cylinders
-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
-Collision avoidance systems
-Telematics control units
-All around bird's-eye view systems
-Cloud-based network systems
|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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