Global company manufacturing electronics, cars, medical and industrial goods;
1910 - founded by Namihei Odaira as an electrical repair shop
1920 - established as a company: Kabushiki Kaisha Hitachi Seisakusho
1961 - completed experimental nuclear reactor
1982 - Hitachi Europe Ltd. established. Established the Hitachi Foundation in 1985 to promote cultural, educational and scientific exchanges between Japan and the U.S.
1988 - Hitachi Asia Pte. Ltd. established,
1994 - Hitachi (China) Ltd. established. Established Hitachi (China) Research & Development Corporation in 2005