Hitachi for sale in the Philippines
Hitachi is a Japanese brand of heavy machinery that is marketed through Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM). Its parent company Hitachi Ltd. is known as a highly diversified multinational engineering and electronics conglomerate.
Electrical Engineer Namihei Odaira founded Hitachi in 1910. The company started out by producing the first 5-horsepower electrical induction motor in Japan, before venturing into copper mining. The Hitachi name is derived from the Japanese kanji characters- “hi” meaning “sun” and “tachi” meaning “rise”.
In August 2011, Hitachi entered talks with Mitsubishi Heavy Industries to discuss a potential merger. Unfortunately, it broke down and was eventually suspended. The deal could have further strengthened both companies in the commercial vehicle category.
Technology and innovation
The company’s main product line revolves around hydraulic excavators and construction equipment such as off-road dump trucks and wheel loaders. The brand is currently available in 58 countries throughout the world with its IT department providing help and solutions for its customers.
Hitachi has a wide range of construction vehicles from excavators (used in mining, quarrying and general construction) and wheel loaders (used in mining and quarrying) to rigid dump trucks and articulated dump trucks.
The brand has different models of excavators from mini six-ton models to large excavators with loading shovels that weigh more than 40 tons. Other unique excavators made by the Japanese firm include wheeled excavators and on-barge excavators. The company also offers compaction equipment such as Macadam rollers, hand-guided rollers, and tired rollers. Their products are used in a variety of industries including civil engineering, metal recycling, forestry, and demolition.
Popular Hitachi models
The Hitachi EX is a heavy equipment excavator used in surface mining. This machine consists of a loading shovel and a backhoe which is used to scrape or unburden any terrestrial materials.
The Hitachi Backhoe is excavating equipment used for digging. It is also called a back actor or rear actor and has a two-part articulated arm and a digging bucket on its end.
Hitachi UHO is an excavator generally used for digging on a construction site. It features a loading shovel, and runs on continuous tracks.
Availability of Hitachi in the Philippines
Hitachi Philippines is the official importer and distributor of Hitachi products in the country. The company has been operating in the local market since it was incorporated in 1996 to the Hitachi Asia Ltd. Philippines Branch (HAS-PH).
Interesting facts about Hitachi
The first product Hitachi ever exported was the electric fan to the U.S in 1926.