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Hitachi Medical Corporation

Hitachi

history
1949 May
  • Company established under the title Higashi-Nippon Senikikai KK
1952 February
  • Company name changes to Tonichi Jitsugyo KK
1953 May
  • Company becomes general sales company for various X-ray systems from Hitachi, Ltd.
1954 January
  • Company name changes to Hitachi Roentgen KK
1955 July
  • Company name changes to Hitachi Roentgen Hanbai KK
1960 October
  • Company begins sales of medical systems from Osaka Roentgen, Ltd., a member of the Hitachi Group companies
1969 August
  • Merges with Osaka Roentgen, Ltd. Opens Osaka factory Name changes to Hitachi Roentgen KK
October
  • Transferred the medical equipment business from Hitachi, Ltd. and opens Kameido factory in Tokyo.
1973 April
  • Company name changes to Hitachi Medical Corporation
1979 September
  • Opens its own R&D Laboratory
1984 March
  • Begins manufacturing of X-ray tubes transferred from the X-ray tube business of Hitachi, Ltd.
1985 October
  • Establishes Hitachi Medical Corporation of America
1989 April
  • Establishes Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc.
May
  • Establishes Hitachi Medical Systems Europe GmbH (Germany)
1991 November
  • Company listed on the Second Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1994 September
  • Establishes Hitachi Medical Systems Singapore
1996 October
  • Company listed on the First Section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange
1998 October
  • Establishes Hitachi Medical Forum Kashiwa (Kashiwa, Chiba Prefecture)
1999 March
  • Hitachi Medical Computer Ltd., a company that manufactures and sells medical information systems incorporated in Hitachi Medical Corporation as a subsidiary.
October
  • Incorporated Ecoscan Ultrasound Holding AG (current Hitachi Medical Systems Europe Holding AG) as subsidiary.
November
  • Hitachi Medical Information Systems, Inc., a company that manufactures and sells medical information systems incorporated in Hitachi Medical Corporation as a subsidiary.
2000 December
  • Merged Hitachi Medical Computer Co., Ltd and Hitachi Medical Information Co., Ltd, adopting the name of Hitachi Medical Computer Systems, Inc.
2001 October
  • Transferred marketing duties of Clinical Laboratory Inspection Systems marketing business to Hitachi High-technologies Corporation.
2002 March
  • Establishes Hitachi Medical Systems (Suzhou) Corporation (China).
November
  • Establishes Hitachi Medical Systems Service (Beijing) Corporation (China)
December
  • Hitachi Medical Corporation of America is merged with Hitachi Medical Systems America, Inc.
2003 March
  • Establishes Performance Controls, Inc. (America)
2004 March
  • Hitachi Medical Systems Europe GmbH is merged with Hitachi Medical Systems Europe Holding AG
2005 April
  • Hitachi Medico Technology Corporation is merged with Hitachi Medical Corporation.
September
  • Transferred industrial X-ray systems business to Hitachi, Ltd.
2006 April
  • Establishes Hitachi Medical (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.
2011 January
  • Incorporated Hitachi Aloka Medical, Ltd as subsidiary
2012 May
  • Establishes Hitachi Medical Systems Middle East S.A.E.
2014 March
  • Hitachi Medical Corporation became a wholly-owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd.