Hitachi Cable merges U.S. operations

Hitachi Cable, Ltd. says it has merged its holdings in North America into a single entity called Hitachi Cable America, Inc.

Apr 10th, 2012

Hitachi Cable, Ltd. says it has merged its holdings in North America into a single entity called Hitachi Cable America, Inc.

The merged entity includes Hitachi Cable Manchester (with its manufacturing facility located in Manchester, NH), Hitachi Cable Automotive Products, USA (Indiana and Florida), and Hitachi Cable America, USA (New York). The corporate headquarters for the new company will be located in White Plains, NY.

Hitachi Cable Manchester and Hitachi Cable America, USA were combined into one division, called the Performance Cable Systems & Materials Division. Hitachi Cable Automotive Products, USA will now be called the Automotive Products Division.

Merging the individual companies into a single business unit will improve collaboration within all departments, including product development and sales in appropriate areas, Hitachi Cable asserts.

Lynne Humenik, former executive vice president for Hitachi Cable Manchester, will oversee the Performance Cable Systems & Materials Division.

“The changes visible to our customers will include additional product offerings and changes to our logo. Customers will continue to work with the same team members and experience the same high-level customer service. We are very excited about the merger,” said Humenik. “This merger will allow us to consolidate and streamline ERP and MRP functions. HCM brand cable products will continue to be made in our Manchester facility, and with recent investments in new equipment, we are prepared for the growth to come.”

The HCM brand includes both copper and fiber-optic cables for the communication industry. The Performance Cable Systems & Materials Division also will sell the Apresia line of network switches, fiber-optic transceivers, other active optical devices, copper alloy strips, as well as materials used in the manufacture of semiconductor wafers.

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