Snapshots from Japan
Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. has a strong reputation among its customers, but what do the people working at the head office in Tokyo and production and test facilities in Japan think of the company behind the machines?
iGround Control asked some key employees for their opinion during the filming of HCME’s new corporate movie.
My role allows me to explore good relations and more collaboration between HCM and Hitachi, Ltd. – the priority is the development of technology.
Michijiro Kikawa Joined HCM in 1970 Chairman of the Board (President 2006-12)
Our strategy varies by region and what it needs. Our aim is to understand these requirements and manufacture products close to the customers.
Yuichi Tsujimoto Joined HCM in 1979 President and CEO
Hitachi is currently number three. However, if we continue to adapt to new technology, then we can go on to become the global market leader.
Ryo Nakajima Joined HCM in 2009 (from another group company) Assembly Section Manager
HCM is one of the leading companies in the Hitachi group and famous all over Japan. I am very loyal and proud to say that I work for Hitachi.
Junichi Nakamura Joined HCM in 1987 Foreman, Assembly Section
The highlight of my job is if we reach the targeted number of units for each day, because it happens as a result of the combined effort of the whole team to reach this goal.
Kazuhiko Mori Joined HCM (from another company) in 1985 Assistant Manager, Assembly Section
Despite the earthquake and thanks to a massive team effort, we got back to normal by improving our processes and adjusting our plans.
Takayuki Shiratori Joined HCM in 1982 Production Management Centre Manager
Hitachi places emphasis on controllability… We are the only company to have this level of expertise in tuning and the technology can’t be easily copied.
Tsuyoshi Nakamura Joined HCM in 1992 Senior Engineer and Manager of the Construction Equipment Development Centre
Our aim is to ensure that customers don’t have any issues with the machines... To achieve this, HCM’s priorities are safety, quality, delivery and cost.
Masashi Takano Joined HCM in 1991 Senior Engineer at the Quality Assurance Centre
The best part of our job is to detect a fault on a machine and help to ensure that it won’t happen in the market.
Koji Otani Joined HCM in 1992 Assistant Manager at the Urahoro Test Site Close