Hitachi eyes major hiring drive, to double workforce, set up 5 plants
The company that has over 20 group companies in a wide range of segments, including power and industrial systems, industrial components and equipments, air conditioning and television, is also looking to almost treble its revenues from the country to Rs 20,000 crore by 2015-16.
Signifying the importance of the Indian market, the firm that is looking to nearly double its headcount strength via hiring to 13,000 in the next four years, held its board meeting here, the first outside Japan.
"Today Hitachi had its first board meeting outside Japan and we held it in India. We also fixed India strategy till 2015-16. We target to treble our revenue from here to 300 billion yen (about Rs 20,000 crore). India's contribution will rise to three per cent by then from one per cent now," Hitachi President Hiroaki Nakanishi told reporters here.
The company had a consolidated revenue of about 100 billion yen (Rs 6,700 crore) during 2011-12, he added.
Commenting on the investments for India, Nakanishi said: "To meet our target, we will invest 70 billion yen (about Rs 4,700 crore) by 2015-16. Part of this investment will go for expansion of businesses by acquiring local entities... New type of business development is our target."
For acquisition, the company will look for targets in social infrastructure segment that will include "engineering capabilities", he added.
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