February 3, 1998 (SAN FRANCISCO) -- Hitachi Ltd. is reorganizing
its subsidiary and North America regional headquarters, Hitachi
America Ltd., with an aim to streamline its electronic devices
business as of April 1.
The electronic devices sales and marketing divisions of Hitachi
America will be transferred to Hitachi Electronic Devices (USA)
Inc., a subsidiary of Tarrytown, N.Y.-based Hitachi America.
Those divisions make and sell CRTs. Most of the manufacturing of
those products is in Greenville, SC.
The new group, to retain the name of Hitachi Electronic Devices
(USA), will have its headquarters in Norcross, GA, outside of
Atlanta, according to Hitachi America. It will be capitalized at
"With a unified North America organization, integrated from
manufacturing through sales and support, Hitachi can better serve
our customers more speedily and flexibly," said Kenichi Fukuzawa,
president of Hitachi Electronic Devices.
Hitachi Electronic Devices will comprise three divisions:
manufacturing, sales of electron tubes and sales of flat panel
NEC Corp. and Mitsubishi Electric Corp. are other Tokyo-based
computer and electronics companies that have recently
restructured their U.S. subsidiaries.
Also, Hitachi's parent company in Tokyo announced that it will
restructure its Information Systems Group and Consumer Products &
Information Media Systems Group into three new groups. The new
groups will be the Information Systems Group, the Information
Media Systems Group and the Consumer Products Group. The change
will occur on Feb. 21.
Hitachi said it aims to strengthen its multimedia business as
well as its information systems business in the corporate market.
The new Information Systems Group will cater to information
systems for the corporate market. Its focus will include systems
integration of enterprise systems and service provider businesses
such as the multimedia content business and services for
electronic-commerce transactions. It also will focus on
development and marketing of high-end servers and computer
(Neil Davis, Asia BizTech Correspondent)