Founded in Osaka, Japan in 1881 by a British entrepreneur, Hitachi Zosen Corp. has evolved from one of the country’s first steelmakers and shipbuilders to an industrial and engineering giant that leads in waste management systems and technology.
In the United States, where it has been for nearly four decades, Hitachi Zosen builds waste treatment plants, precision machinery, steel mill process equipment, water treatment systems, and environmental purification systems.
“We deal mostly with large engineering companies. We’re currently expanding the business not only in Japan, but also to China and Europe, including India and the Middle East,” said President Takashi Hayato.
According to the company president, Hitachi Zosen is focused on building brand awareness in the United States and identifying key markets in the continent for potential expansion.
“In terms of priorities the keyword is ‘environmental.’ We’re committed to working in waste management, chemical extraction and nuclear decommissioning from power plants.”
Hitachi Zosen’s business from waste management accounts for 60% of its turnover.