Hitachi Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Japan, has been aiming to meet society's needs since the company's establishment in 1910. As a global technology company, Hitachi provides service to its customers across a wide range of fields including power, energy, industry, distribution, water, urban development, finance, and healthcare. Hitachi started its activities in Turkey with the Hitachi Construction Machinery office in Istanbul in 1986, and as of 2019 the Hitachi Group in Turkey has around 300 employees.
Hitachi Healthcare Turkey acquired 75 percent of the shares of Kurt&Kurt Inc. in April 2017. Hitachi Healthcare Turkey was named as one of the five worldwide management centers of Hitachi in the healthcare sector. This new company has become a local base managing the healthcare operations of a total of 20 countries, covering parts of the CIS, Africa, and the Middle East.
The first to invent ultrasound, the first to launch elastography, and the leader of open MR, Hitachi services the healthcare industry with its MR, tomography, x-ray, and optic tomography devices. Hitachi Healthcare Turkey carries out sales and after-sales services from their offices located in Ankara, Istanbul, and Izmir.
Other investments made by the Hitachi Group in Turkey include:
- In October 2013, Hitachi Transport System Ltd. acquired the majority shares of Mars Logistics.
- In April 2014, carrying out activities all over the world to encourage future engineers, Hitachi High Technologies donated a TM-3030 model electron microscope to Ankara Ostim Vocational and Technical Anatolian High School as part of a contribution to furthering technical education in Turkey.
- In July 2016, Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey announced they had consolidated BCS Technology Broadcast and Communication Systems Industry and Trade Inc., which had activities in the development, design, and production of outdoor broadcasting vehicles, as the affiliate of Hitachi Kokusai Electric Turkey Electronic Products Industry and Trade Inc.
Hitachi Ltd. has long been the main sponsor for over 10 years of the Japanese speaking competition organized by the Turkish Japanese Foundation and Embassy of Japan. Each year, two students with advanced and beginner levels who win the competition have the chance to visit Japan with all the costs are borne by Hitachi Ltd.
For detailed information about the five different Hitachi Group companies carrying on business in Turkey, you can check the below links: