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Hitachi America, Ltd.


Working Together with Our Customers to Create Innovative Solutions

Message from General Manager

George Saikalis, Ph.D.

It's with great pleasure I welcome you on our website.

Society today is connected as never before in history. This brings with it an awareness that we share many issues but at the same time a tremendous opportunity to work together to efficiently resolve them.

Hitachi is a unique company that can vertically integrate from materials to products, technologies and complex solutions thereby providing end-to-end value for our customers. Research & Development is a key catalyst to make this happen. Using the power of big data, analytics, IT platforms and the tremendous breadth of Hitachi technology strengths, our aim is to develop innovative solutions by leveraging the ONE HITACHI approach working with our Hitachi business groups.

Our talented team of close to 100 highly skilled multi-disciplinary members in the Americas is tackling the many of the challenges for a greener environment, more efficient resources exploration, smart vehicles, healthcare, agriculture, mining and transportation.

Strategically based in Santa Clara, California and Farmington Hills, Michigan, we engage with our customers to fully understand their requirements. This market-driven co-creation approach allows us to share the vision, generate concepts and quickly develop innovative technology and solutions which are validated through Proof of Concept (PoCs) prototypes at our customers' sites.

During FY15, we will be setting up a class-leading environment for efficient dialogue and customer co-innovation leading to Social Innovation solutions. I am looking forward to partnering with our customers in the Americas region.

George Saikalis, Ph.D.
Senior. Vice President and General Manager
Hitachi America, Ltd. - R&D

About Hitachi America R&D

Hitachi America, Research and Development Division (R&D) was established in 1989 as part of Hitachi's strategy to locate research centers close to industry-leading advanced markets.

Over the years, Hitachi America R&D has pursued research with leading business partners and research institutions, supporting many backbone businesses of Hitachi including semiconductors, automotive systems, IT platforms and networks.

Today, Hitachi America R&D is applying this market/customer-driven approach in developing innovative solutions to lead Hitachi's "Social Innovation Business" in the Americas.

Customer Co-Creation Mechanism

Customer Co-Creation Mechanism