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Hitachi

Hitachi in Thailand

Established in 1968, Hitachi Sales (Thailand) Ltd implements operational strategies and engages in product planning. It receives marketing and consultancy support from Hitachi Home Electronics (S) which is based in Singapore.

The brand, Hitachi is widely accepted in Thailand due to its manufacturing standards, audio and visual products as well as other electric appliances.

Hitachi Sales Thailand exports and distributes Household Electric Appliances and Audio and Visual products.

For the commercial market, a wide range of LCD projectors is available to meet all business needs.

History

Hitachi had been manufacturing fans, electric refrigerators, coolers and well pumps since before World War II. However, the desires for household appliances only began in the late 1950s in Japan.

Hitachi released its first television model in 1956 under an affiliate brand, Showa Denshi (currently known as Kokusai Electric Inc). During that time, Hitachi was not well known for its home appliances as compared to Kansai manufacturers. To counter this, Hitachi managed to secure the right to advertise on the Tsutenkaku Tower in return for supporting its construction costs. Television then, was a popular topic among the consumers. Hence, Hitachi advertised on all four sides with "Hitachi Television", "Hitachi Pumps", "Hitachi Motors" and "Hitachi Lamps".

Hitachi's product range was extended to include light bulbs, fluorescent lamps, vacuum cleaners, room coolers, transistor radios, tape recorders and electric heating appliances. In 1957, Hitachi Home Electric Appliance Geppuhanbai (currently known as Hitachi Capital Corporation) was established to promote sales in Tokyo and Osaka. As the average annual income of a salaried professional was low due to economic recession, Hitachi started allowing convenient monthly installment purchasing of its products. After an economic growth, ordinary people are able to enrich their lives with one highly sought-after appliance after another through monthly installment payments.

Milestones

1910s

  • Start of prototype electric fan

1920s

  • Hitachi started developing electric fans in 1916 and succeeded with mass production in 1926. Thirty of these were exported to the United States.

    Hitachi electric fans

1930s

  • The first electric refrigerator for industrial use was first produced in 1932 by Kameido Works.

1940s

  • Wireless equipment
  • Radio receiver
  • Lighting equipment

1950s

  • First electric washer
  • Window air conditioner
  • Electric vacuum cleaner
  • Electric heater
  • Black-and-white TV
  • Transistor radio
  • Japan's first room air conditioner

1960s

  • Color TV
  • Stereo, tape recorder
  • Fully automatic washer
  • Dry-type room air conditioner
  • Educational-use VCRr
  • All transistor color TV

1970s

  • VT-4000 VCR

1990s

  • Wooo Series flat panel TV
  • PAM control refrigerator and air conditioner

2000s

  • High-definition Plasma/LCD Television Series
  • CP-A200 Projector with 3,000 Im and an Ultra-short Throw Distance
  • Big Drum, Front loading washer-dryers Featuring heat recycling and air iron
  • Premium Cleaner with a Two-stage Boost Cyclone Chamber
  • Room air conditioner with radiation sensor and human movement and sound detection
  • CP-AW250N Ultimate Short Throw Projector
  • HD Camera for Teleconference Systems
  • "Frost Recycle Cooling and Vacuum Compartment W (Wide)" High-capacity refrigerator