Hitachi Corporation (HITACHI) issued a statement on its official website stating that the company has newly established Hitachi Automotive Motor Systems America Co., Ltd. in Kentucky, USA, to enter the electric motor market for electric vehicles, and is expected to be fully operational in 2022, and appointed Shingo Nakamura as the president of the branch.
The newly established company is used to develop, manufacture and sell motors for electric vehicles. It will use Hitachi Motors’ plants and office buildings in the United States for daily production and office. The company covers an area of approximately 260,000 square meters and is located in Polya, Kentucky, USA , Is a subsidiary of Hitachi’s subsidiary automobile company (Hitachi Automotive Motor System Co., Ltd.).
Hitachi also said that due to the impact of the new crown epidemic, Hitachi’s electric vehicle motors will be officially put into production in 2022. This newly established branch company will expand the original business foundation and respond to the consumer demand for motors in the US market.
As for the specific product plan, Hitachi has not disclosed to the public, therefore, it is not clear whether Hitachi will adopt independent production or cooperate with existing automakers to produce electric car motors.
Hitachi was founded in 1910 and has become the world’s largest comprehensive multinational company, headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. At first, it focused on the production of heavy-duty motors. The current business segment mainly involves power systems and equipment, household appliances, communication equipment, mechanical equipment, and chemicals.
Prior to Hitachi, Yamaha, another large comprehensive Japanese company, also announced in early August that it would provide electric vehicles with motors of different powers, with a maximum output of 200 kilowatts (272 horsepower).