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April 1947
From establishment
to now


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.

Global expansion

24countries/regions* As of May 1,2024

4 countries in America (6 companies) 8 countries in Europe(6 companies) Japan (12 companies) 2 other countries(1 companies) 9 countries in Asia(18 companies)

Global Network

Hitachi High-Tech is a global company with locations in 24 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.

Number of
group companies43Companies*As of May 1,2024


Revenues670.4billion yen* Results for the fiscal year
ended March 31, 2024

* Revenues before the
consolidation of Hitachi's
Healthcare Business Division

Trends of revenues over the last five years

FY2019 694.6 billion yen FY2020 606.3 billion yen FY2021 576.8 billion yen FY2022 674.2 billion yen FY2023 670.4 billion yenFY2019 694.6 billion yen FY2020 606.3 billion yen FY2021 576.8 billion yen FY2022 674.2 billion yen FY2023 670.4 billion yen

Technological and
Development Capabilities

Patents Owned8,900

Number of SkillsCompetition Medals Won

*Cumulative Total


Japan 100
World 7

National Abilympics

*Cumulative Total


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.

Product Appeal

The Advanced High Resolution FEB*1 measurement system (CD-SEM) manufactured and sold by Hitachi High-Tech has shipped a cumulative total exceeding 6,000 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 approximately 70% (*2) of the global market.

  1. *1 FEB (Field Emission Beam): An electron beam emitted by the electron field emission method.
  2. *2 Calculated by Hitachi High-Tech based on data from research companies

Advanced High Resolution FEB
measurement system (CD-SEM)
Cumulative total number of shipped units

Cumulative total of
6,000 units

approximately70% share

Global talent

Number of Employees14,746(consolidated)

* As of March 31, 2024

* Including the number of employees in the Healthcare Business Group of Hitachi, Ltd., integrated from April 1st, 2024.

Non-consolidated employees6,422(non-consolidated)

Working style

Rate of return after leave of absence for childcare purposes100%* Individual results for Hitachi High-Tech

Hours of overtime (averaged among labor union members)26.7hours* Average of Hitachi High-Tech union members in FY2022

Days of paid vacation18.3days* Results for FY2022

Women in management rate5.3%* Results for FY2022

Disabled people employment rate2.98%* Results for FY2022

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.

Major KPIs

Social contribution


(inc.34,316 in Japan)

* Results for FY2022

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.

clinic422persons* Results for FY2022

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.


Hitachi High-Tech Group sites that
have achieved carbon neutrality
*Achieved carbon neutrality at all sites in 2027
(All Japan and overseas bases)

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Waste generation
Final disposal ratio0.06(Only manufacturing bases in Japan)

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Water use efficiency
62improvement(From its FY 2010 level)

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Environmental Conservation
costs*Approximately4.1billion yen
*Amount of investment for preventing,minimizing or
avoiding environmental burden, eliminating impacts,
and recovering from damage that has occurred.
Environmental Investment
Approximately500million yen
*Amount of capital investment to comply with
environmental laws and regulations and
reduce environmental burden.

The Woodlands of Hitachi High-Tech ScienceApproximately 
44,000m2(approx. 10.9 acres)

Number of saplings transplantedApproximately 
270 saplings

The Woodlands of Hitachi High-Tech

We are working in cooperation with local communities and environmental non-profit organizations to proactively engage in biodiversity conservation activities.

At the Woodland of Hitachi High-Tech Science, a natural area that surrounds the R&D facility at the Fuji Oyama Works (Sunto-gun, Shizuoka Prefecture) of Hitachi High-Tech Science Corporation, we are working to maintain and regenerate a vast woodland, convert an artificial forest into a natural forest, regenerate a zebra grass field where wild native grasses grow, and eradicate invasive plants.

Cumulative environmental contribution

Water source cultivation
Number of 2-liter PET bottles,5.746million bottles‘ worth (11,488 ㎥)

Landslide prevention
10-ton dump truck, 5.5㎥ /truck56trucks' worth (317㎥)

Absorption and storage of carbon dioxide
CO2 emission equivalent per person683people's worth (219.0 tons)

Hitachi High-Tech Yasato Forest

The Group encourages environmental business and environmental management based on the Hitachi Group’s Environmental Vision.

On the one hand, we contribute to environmental conservation through our regular business, on the other we promote activities for global environmental conservation activities, such as the conservation of ecosystems in the local area through various activities by companies, as well as employees and their families. As part of these efforts, Hitachi High-Tech rented an approximately 2.3-hectare national forest in Ishioka City, Ibaraki from the government under the Forestry Agency’s Corporate Forest Program. The company named the forest the Hitachi High-Tech Yasato Forest, and has been working on a 60-year program of silviculture activities since 2005. New employees as well as interested employees and their families participate in work such as weeding and pruning to facilitate the growth of trees. Going forward, the company will continue to develop the forest until young trees are fully grown and cut down, thereby contributing to the conservation of the global environment and the prevention of global warming.

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