A “Corporate Vision” Aiming for Global Leadership

The Corporate Strategy Division was established in April 2003 to strengthen management planning and consolidated management functions. In the area of manufacturing, the Design & Manufacturing Group was eliminated, and the Naka Division and Kasado Division were placed under the direct control of the President in order to speed up R&D and product development.

In June Masaaki Hayashi was appoined Representative Executive Officer, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director, and Hitachi High-Technologies underwent a corporate shift to a company with committees in order to strengthen corporate governance and make management more transparent. In January 2004 an Internal Whistleblower System was established.

In his remarks upon assuming his post, President Hayashi gave as his management goal “to provide value to customers and to aim for a position of global leadership in the technology business.” Noting that substantial growth is anticipated in the nanotechnology field, including biotechnology, and that Hitachi High-Technologies is in a strong position in the nanotechnology market, he outlined a management policy aimed at achieving rapid expansion by focusing on four core business domains.

Specifically, the goal was to “establish the Hitachi High-Technologies” brand through the promotion of five items: a thoroughgoing commitment to putting the customer first, selection and concentration, incentives to promote leadership and a can-do spirit, improving the consolidated management efficiency, and global business expansion. The key themes were strengthening management essentials, developing new products and new customers, bringing the investment business into the black quickly, expanding global business, and strengthening business operations in China.

Based on these management goals and basic policies, a “Corporate Vision” was formulated. Formally adopted in December 2003, the Corporate Vision, alongside the Business Policy, Corporate Culture Policy, and Management Policy, continue to guide the operations of Hitachi High-Technologies today.

Masaaki Hayashi, Representative Executive Officer, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director
Masaaki Hayashi, Representative Executive Officer, President, Chief Executive Officer, and Director