Since its founding in 1910, Hitachi has acted from a corporate philosophy of contributing to society through technology. In the intervening years, the world and society have changed greatly, but we have never lost our pioneering spirit, based on the principles of harmony and sincerity.
Now, as we embark upon the new century, global change is becoming ever more dynamic. We have adopted the phrase \"Inspire the Next\" as a declaration of our vow that the Hitachi brand will meet the expectations of our customers and society in this new age. This statement embodies Hitachi\'s commitment to continue to inspire coming generations with the latest products, systems and services, for a more vibrant society. It is also an expression of our strong commitment to boldly face whatever new challenges the times bring us: whatever comes \"Next.\"