Hitachi Systems (“Hitachi Systems”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd has announced that Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic (“Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic”, Head office: New Delhi, India) has changed its corporate name to Hitachi Systems India Pvt. Ltd. (“Hitachi Systems India”) and has appointed Munehiro Hashimoto as the new Chairman.
Upon the adoption of this new corporate name, Hitachi Systems aims to operate in closer collaboration with Hitachi Systems India as part of a plan to expand its IT service business in the Indian market and strengthen its business foundations. Through assignment plan to India of the new Chairman Munehiro Hashimoto, they aim to further increase the managerial influence from Japan.
The Role of Hitachi Systems India in the Hitachi Systems Group
Founded in 1991, Hitachi Systems India is an IT services company based in New Delhi. The company became a member of the Hitachi Systems Group in 2014 and has since been providing comprehensive one-stop services, ranging from IT equipment procurement to system design, construction, operation, and maintenance. In January 2020, the company announced a change to its management ranks following the retirement of its founder. Under this new leadership, Hitachi Systems India has closely followed the Hitachi Group Identity’s Mission, Values, and Vision to create new value, improve management speed, and boost the efficiency of business operations.
Background and Purpose
In recent years, India’s IT services industry has experienced significant growth and its role in global business is now becoming larger. For this reason, Hitachi, Ltd. has designated India as an important region in its global strategy. Hitachi Systems, a core company in the Hitachi Group’s information and telecommunication systems business, has been actively promoting initiatives centered on Hitachi Systems India to further strengthen its IT services foundation and expand its footprint in the country.
Upon changing their corporate name and appointing a new Chairman, Hitachi Systems India will adopt a new management structure and operate as a presence closer to Hitachi Systems. In addition, having the new Japanese Chairman assigned to India in future helps to increase the managerial influence from Japan. This can further strengthen their brand in the Indian market and aid their goal to become the core Indian base as part of the goal of Hitachi Systems to become a global service company, where they will speed up the expansion of their service business and foster even closer relationships with customers and partner vendors.
Future Direction in Policy
Hitachi Systems India will continue to enhance its system integration portfolio and will provide a range of IT services including cloud services, security services, and managed services, with a total team of nearly 1,500 service engineers in India. The company will further expand its service-oriented organization consisting of around 100 engineers, including the Global Service Desk (GSD) and the Network Operations Center (NOC).
Naoki Ono, Vice President and Executive Officer of Hitachi Systems said, “Hitachi Systems considers India to be a key strategic region for global business expansion due to the size of its market and high rate of growth. Following the adoption of their new corporate name and the appointment of their new Chairman, Hitachi Systems India aims to strengthen its IT-related service business. As part of their efforts to be a global service company, Hitachi Systems will work in even closer collaboration with Hitachi Systems India to boost brand value. Moreover, Hitachi Systems India will take advantage of the foundations previously laid in India by Hitachi Systems Micro Clinic and follow a policy of building robust relationships of trust with not only local companies in India but also Japanese and overseas customers.”
Munehiro Hashimoto, Chairman of Hitachi Systems India said, “In anticipation of future marketability and potential growth of the Indian market, Hitachi Systems India is committed to working in closer collaboration with Hitachi Systems and other Hitachi Systems Group companies and aims for business expansion into India and Singapore. With a total team of approximately 1,500 service engineers in India, consisting of around 100 Global Service Desk (GSD) and Network Operations Center (NOC) engineers, we aim for solid growth by expanding our range of IT services including cloud services, security services, and managed services.”
Anuj Gupta, CEO of Hitachi Systems India said, “Here at Hitachi Systems India, we are working to strengthen our sense of unity with Hitachi Systems and aim to achieve further business development as an important base in India, in order to become a global service company. We are looking at India for both organic and inorganic growth, with a key focus on the security and services domains. Hitachi Systems India is committed to participating as a member of the Hitachi Systems Group to further strengthen their brand in the markets of India and Singapore. Finally and most importantly, we look forward to strengthening our existing relationships with our customers and partner vendors.”