|Mass Production to start November 2019|
TOKYO, Oct 24, 2019 - (JCN Newswire) - Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems, Ltd. today announced that its motor for electrified vehicles will be on exhibit at the 46th Tokyo Motor Show 2019, organized by the Japan Automobiles Manufacturers Association, Inc. (JAMA) from October 24 (Thursday) through November 4 (Monday) at Tokyo Big Sight. Mass production will begin in November 2019.
In July 2017, Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. and Honda Motor Co., Ltd. created a joint venture company to develop, manufacture, and sell motors for the electrified vehicles market, which is expected to grow globally. Since its establishment, the company has been preparing for mass production. The company also opened the Global R&D Center in April 2019 to develop next generation technologies, effective MONOZUKURI (manufacturing) technologies, and engineers to enhance development and maintain quality.
The company also plans to begin production of motors for electrified vehicles in China in 2020, and the US in 2022.
Hitachi Automotive Motor Systems will continue to promote electrified vehicles by OEMs, and further contribute to environmental conservation globally.
About Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems, Ltd.
Hitachi Automotive Electric Motor Systems, Ltd. is a subsidiary of Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. The company is engaged in the development, manufacture, and sales of motors for electrified vehicles.
About Hitachi, Ltd.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is focusing on Social Innovation Business that combines information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and products. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2019 (ended March 31, 2020) totaled 8,767.2 billion yen ($80.4 billion), and the number of employees was approximately 301,000 worldwide. Hitachi delivers digital solutions utilizing Lumada in five sectors including Mobility, Smart Life, Industry, Energy and IT, to increase social, environmental and economic values of its customers. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at https://www.hitachi.com.
Oct 24, 2019 17:18 HKT/SGT
Source: Hitachi, Ltd.
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