Hitachi America, Ltd. Relocates to Larger North Carolina Facility
Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Components and Equipment Division, Tarrytown, N.Y., is relocating its Charlotte, N.C. facility to a larger facility in Charlotte to accommodate projected growth in sales. The new facility is 38,400 square feet, increasing the company’s working space by 42 percent. The company expects the relocation to be completed by the end of June.
“Our customer base in the Americas is spread out, spanning from Canada down to Argentina,” said Charlie Takeuchi, senior director, Industrial Components and Equipment Division, Hitachi America, Ltd. “Over the past 10 years, our division’s business has experienced double digit growth on a year over year basis, and we are anticipating further growth in the U.S. manufacturing industry as well as in Latin America. We had a demonstrated need to increase our capability to support and satisfy the needs of our customers. In addition to moving into a larger facility and increasing the size of our staff, we are also installing product assembly and modification capabilities, which will enable us to quickly and efficiently respond to the needs of our customers in the Americas.”
Opened in 2007, Hitachi America’s first Charlotte facility served as a distribution center for the company’s line of frequency drives (inverters), industrial air compressors and industrial ink jet printers as well as facility for conducting hands-on training for its sales force and customers. With the increased space, Hitachi will have larger, better equipped classrooms in which to conduct product training as well as additional storage and office space to accommodate growth anticipated over the next 10 years.