Hitachi opens U.S. compressor facility


Jul 16, 2007

A new 30,000-sq.-ft. facility in Charlotte, N.C. was opened June 1, by Hitachi America, Ltd., Industrial Systems Division, to provide training, warehousing and distribution for the company’s entry into the U.S. industrial compressor market.

All compressors entering the United States will be tested and shipped from the facility, which already has on hand a complete line of [information to comeXX] hp to [nformation to comeYY] hp oil-free screw, scroll and centrifugal machines, as well as spare parts and supplies. The facility also stocks inventory and trains service personnel for the company’s industrial inkjet printer and variable-speed drive lines.

“We consider it extremely important to be ready to support our U.S. distributors and customers with accessible training, parts and supplies as part of our compressor initiative,” says Nitin Shanbhag, senior manager, Air Technology Group of Hitachi America, who is in charge of the new facility.

“I started my career at Hitachi 37 years ago as a compressor design engineer,” says Akira Suzuki, executive managing director, International Operations, Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd, Tokyo. “I am very proud to see our compressors come to the United States here today.”