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Discover Who’s Behind Fusion For Industry.

January 27, 2022 Fusion for Industry
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Founded in 1910, Hitachi, Ltd. is a Japanese multinational conglomerate headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. Hitachi, Ltd. is the parent company of the Hitachi Group and conducts business for an array of industries ranging from automotive to artificial intelligence (AI) technology, aerospace, industrial, and infrastructure.

Hitachi follows a Social Innovation Business model, which aims to accelerate innovation with partners globally to create social, economic, and environmental solutions. This model strives to build a sustainable society by reimagining the ways that various industries interact, whether it be between operational technologies, information technologies, or products and services.

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Committed to the vision of a sustainable future, Hitachi announced its Mid-Term Management Plan in 2019, which consisted of three points of focus: environment, resilience, and safety & security. The plan will transform Hitachi from a global enterprise into a global leader by offering innovative solutions to issues faced by customers. These solutions would come in the form of digital technologies, thus closing the gap between the cyber and physical world.

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To create total seamless solutions for the industrial sector, Hitachi has committed to and strengthened its North American footprint for customers and markets, resulting in the acquisition of Sullair in 2017, JR Automation in 2019, and the formation of Hitachi Industrial Equipment & Solutions America. Sullair, a leader in air compressor solutions, JR Automation, a system integrator of robotic technology, and Hitachi Industrial Equipment & Solutions America, a provider of diverse industrial products and solutions, all fall under Hitachi Industrial Holdings Americas, headquartered in Chicago, Illinois.

 

THE COMPANIES THAT CREATE FUSION FOR INDUSTRY FROM HITACHI

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For more than 55 years, Sullair has been on the cutting edge of compressed air solutions. Founded in 1965 in Michigan City, Indiana, Sullair was the first company in the United States market to completely rely on rotary screw technology and has since become the distinguished leader in compressed air solutions for commercial and industrial manufacturing. In April 2017, Sullair was acquired by Hitachi, which allowed for both Sullair and Hitachi to expand their customer reach as well as offer customers a wide array of products to fit their industrial needs.

Serving customers globally, Sullair manufactures commercial and industrial air compressors, with a focus on three product families: portable AirPower, stationary AirPower, and original equipment manufacturer (OEM) components. Sullair air compressors have been utilized in the automotive, chemical & petrochemical, construction and mining, food and beverage, and gas compression industries, among many others. The company has a robust set of use cases, from powering the Fountains of Bellagio in Las Vegas to helping provide fresh air to the Chilean miners trapped underground for 70 days.

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Company headquarters remain in Michigan City, along with manufacturing facilities that distribute and service air compressor packages and systems worldwide. Manufacturing facilities are also located in China — in Suzhou, Jiangsu, and in Shenzhen, Guangdong — which service the Asian and Australasian markets. Sullair has offices in Dandenong South, Australia, and in Sunderland, United Kingdom, which service markets in the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) and Russia.

All manufacturing facilities are SO 9001 certified to ensure the highest-quality standards in manufacturing. In addition, the Sullair Suzhou facility is ISO 9001, ISO 14001 and OHSAS 18001 certified.

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In 2017, Sullair introduced its brand promise to articulate what customers could expect when purchasing products for their compressed air needs: reliability, durability and performance. The Sullair brand promise is represented on their products with the Sullair Power Stripe, a distinguishing design featured on new industrial and portable air compressors that meet these requirements.

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With company headquarters in Holland, Michigan, JR Automation is a leading provider of automated manufacturing and robotic technology integration solutions for customers around the world. Founded in 1980, the company has grown exponentially to 27 locations worldwide, 1.2 million square feet of facility floor space, and over 2,000 employees.

The company designs and builds highly integrated manufacturing systems, including robotic welding, testing, dispensing material handling, and assembly solutions for a diverse customer base. Customers include automotive, life sciences, warehouse and logistics, aerospace, electronics, and industrial manufacturers, among others. JR Automation provides global customers with seamless solutions, connecting the entire value chain with data to achieve total optimization.

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As a leader in manufacturing excellence, JR Automation boasts numerous certifications, including ISO 9001:2015 Registered Facilities, ITAR Certified Facilities, A3 Certified Integrator, Authorized FANUC System Integrator, Authorized ABB Robotics Integrator, and Yaskawa Premier Partner Qmed Qualified Supplier.

In 2019, JR Automation was acquired by Hitachi, with the vision of offering a seamless connection between cyber-physical systems and IT and OT layers for the industrial sector worldwide.

2021 brought about the unification of JR Automation’s five divisional brands — JR Automation, Esys Automation, Setpoint, FSA Technologies, and PSB Technologies — into a single global-caliber automation provider that would allow for more innovative solutions and a wider array of areas of expertise.

With this partnership and unification of capabilities, JR Automation can provide customers a unique, single-source solution for complete integration of their automation systems, assets, and data.

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Hitachi Industrial Equipment & Solutions America helps manufacturing and production organizations improve operational efficiency in industrial facilities throughout the Americas.

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The company boasts a wide portfolio of industrial products, ranging from class-leading industrial machinery components that deliver optimal results over expanded intervals of time to turnkey industrial marking and coding solutions, like advanced AC drive inverters. Reliability is the key to all Hitachi does, and that is evident in their products, such as their world-class continuous ink jet printer that has run over 100,000 hours without a single unplanned interruption. Other products in their portfolio include industrial submersible pump motors, blowers, medium-voltage drivers, and wind generators.

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Hitachi Industrial Equipment & Solutions America was founded on three pillars: harmony, sincerity, and pioneering spirit. Each one is used to guide their mission of delivering high-quality equipment and services that help our society move forward.

 

WHAT IS FUSION FOR INDUSTRY?

Fusion for Industry from Hitachi is a fusion of solutions to address your most pressing needs, from Human to Generational, Technology to Factory. These three companies, Sullair, JR Automation and Hitachi Industrial Equipment & Solutions America, provide best-in-class products, engineering, and support services to implement and maintain solutions across your production line and facilities.

 

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