Hitachi Europe Ltd., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., Japan. Headquartered in Maidenhead, UK, it has operations in 13 countries across Europe, the Middle East and Africa and employs approximately 550 people. Hitachi Europe comprises of nine business areas: rail systems; power and industrial systems; information systems; digital media and consumer products; display products; industrial components and equipment; air conditioning and refrigeration systems; manufacturing systems; and procurement and sourcing. Hitachi Europe also has three Research and Development laboratories and a design centre in Europe.
Hitachi Group in Europe comprises the European operations of Hitachi Group, the global technology firm. In fiscal 2008 (ended March 31, 2009) consolidated revenue totalled 904.4 billion yen (9.229 billion US$), 9% of total consolidated revenue of Hitachi group. With 141 legal entities and approximately 11,000 employees, Hitachi group in Europe is expanding its already significant presence through organic growth of its four strategic sectors. These sectors include Power Systems, Rail Systems, Construction Machinery & Enterprise Storage System. Hitachi in Europe is committed to improving society through the development of technology.