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Hinode Shokai Co., Ltd. was established as a subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. in April 1947. In October of that same year, the company changed its name to Nissei Sangyo Co., Ltd. It went on to develop as a specialized trading company in advanced industrial fields, focusing on the sale of physics- and chemistry-related equipment, industrial measuring devices and equipment, and materials. In 2001, Nissei Sangyo took over the measuring instrument and semiconductor manufacturing equipment operations of Hitachi Ltd. Later, with the addition of the Hitachi Medical Corporation Sample Inspection Sales Group, Hitachi High-Technologies was born. In 2020, Hitachi High-Technologies has changed company name into Hitachi High-Tech and is utilizing the core technologies of “Observation, Measurement, Analyzing” to provide solutions in this global growth market.
Hitachi High-Tech is a global company with locations in 27 countries and regions and 18 locations in Japan. Utilizing the personal connections, business relationships, and know-how that we have developed at each location, we provide high value-added solutions that meet the needs of our customers.
Revenues606.3billion yen* Results for the fiscal year
ended March 31, 2021
R&D Expenditure308billion yen
Cumulative total medals earned
The WorldSkills Competition is held every two years and aims to promote vocational training and the improvement of technical skills in each of the participating countries. Winners of their countries' National Competitions are selected to compete in the WorldSkills Competition. So far, Hitachi High-Tech has earned four gold medals, one silver medal and two bronze medals.
Our group's products are backed by our continuous development of state-of-the-art technology with the highest standard of technical skills to make them a reality. In this way, competing in the WorldSkills Competition leads us back to our manufacturing roots. We aim to encourage world-class manufacturing by handing down our traditional training and technical skills to young technicians.
Hitachi High-Tech is a global company with sites in 27 countries and regions. We leverage the personal connections, business relationships and expertise we have cultivated at each of our sites to supply workpieces all over the world that meet our customers' needs and deliver high value-added solutions.
Hitachi High-Tech has built strong mutual trust with our customers and partners by continuing to provide high-quality services. We create new products and solutions in collaboration with our customers and partners based on this solid mutual trust, allowing us to continue to grow together.
As of March 2019, the Advanced High Resolution FEB*1 measurement device (CD-SEM) manufactured and sold by Hitachi High-Tech has shipped a cumulative total exceeding 5,600 units. The Hitachi High-Tech CD-SEM has been recognized for its high-quality image and high measurement performance ever since its launch in 1984, and continues to maintain the top share of 78.6% (*2) of the global market.
Advanced High Resolution FEB
measurement device (CD-SEM)
Cumulative total number of shipped units
Cumulative total of
Number of Employees12,276(consolidated)
* As of March 31, 2021
41 years 11 month of age
* As of March 31, 2021
Rate of return after leave of absence for childcare purposes100%* Individual results for Hitachi High-Tech
Hours of overtime (averaged among labor union members)24.8hours* Average of Hitachi High-Tech union members in FY2020
Days of paid vacation16.7days* Results for FY2020
Women in management rate4.9%* Results for FY2020
Disabled people employment rate2.80%* Results for FY2020
Hitachi High-Tech's Diversity Management
In the global marketplace, in which the Hitachi High-Tech Group operates, the changes in the business environment surrounding companies have become even severer. It is crucial that we continue to provide creative and pioneering solutions to our customers and society through continuous innovation to succeed in the competition. The Hitachi High-Tech Group respects diverse sensibilities and values and is working to incorporate them as one of our major initiatives to achieve growth. Placing “diversity management” at the core of our management practices is essential to lead us to produce organizational dynamics.
Supporting Science Education
Loss of interest in science among children and students is a problem that is facing developed countries. It is a critical issue that leads to difficulties for corporations in securing personnel to conduct R&D and to reduced international competitiveness as a nation.
With our Basic Philosophy of “value creation through high-tech solutions,” we will contribute to professional development and the development of society by supporting science education, which leverages our technology and products including scientific instruments to the maximum extent possible.
Supporting Children’s Science Education Activities Using Electron Microscopes
We conduct activities to support science education, using tabletop electron microscopes that are manufactured and sold by Hitachi High-Tech.
We support a range of educational events, such as special lessons for elementary and junior high schools as well as displays at science museums and exhibitions, with the aim of stimulating children’s interest in science and technology through the experience of observing familiar specimens on a microscopic scale. In Japan, we enabled approximately 12,258 children to experience the microscopic world in FY2020, mostly through special lessons conducted in Tokyo and Fukushima Prefecture.
Interaction with local communities
The Cougars are a women’s basketball team from Hitachi High-Tech.
Their activities include nationwide basketball clinics, which provide an opportunity to learn how exciting the basketball is, as well as its rules and techniques, while simultaneously playing the game. The clinic is mainly aimed at elementary and junior high school students. Through these efforts, the Cougars actively encourage interactions with local communities, contributing to the development of sports in the communities. Moreover, as part of their support for people with disabilities, the team visits the IFC Ibaraki Welfare Factory every year to hold a social event.