Hitachi is an interesting company. Headquartered in Tokyo, it isn’t really one company but rather an umbrella name under which a massive range of subsidiary businesses operate. Infrastructure systems, information and telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional materials and components, automotive systems, and healthcare all fall under the Hitachi banner. In recent years, however, there has been a strong attempt to build the collaboration between different Hitachi units – much of this is powered by Hitachi Data Systems, one of the more technology-focused parts of the franchise.
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