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HCM

Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

SHISumitomo Heavy Construction Crane Co., Ltd.

HSCHitachi Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Crane Co., Ltd.

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Company history

1949

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Hitachi developed U05 mechanical shovel based entirely on domestic technology.

1955

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Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (service company) was founded.

1957

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Hitachi developed U106 multi-purpose excavator

1963

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Sumitomo Machinery Co., Ltd. [presently Sumitomo Heavy Industries, Ltd.] created a construction division. The division entered a technological partnership with Link-Belt Construction Equipment Company in the US [presently FMC Co.] for crawler and truck cranes. The Sumitomo Construction Machinery Sales Co., Ltd. was established as the exclusive agent in Japan.

1964

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The company began the sale of mechanical truck cranes under the “Sumitomo-Link-Belt” brand name.

1965

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Different companies within the construction machinery sales division at Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (service company) merged to form the former Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

1969

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The construction machinery sales division of Hitachi, Ltd. split and became an independent company. The Adachi and Tsuchiura factories joined to form Hitachi Construction Machinery Manufacturing Co., Ltd.

1970

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Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. (manufacturing company) and the former Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd merged to form Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd.

The company began sales of hydraulic truck cranes.

1971

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The company launched the world’s first fully hydraulic crawler crane KH150.

1974

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Operations at the Adachi factory are consolidated with the Tsuchiura factory as part of a factory reorganization plan and to reinforce the production system.

1975

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Sales of fully-hydraulic crawler cranes began.

1981

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Forms a technological alliance with Tadano, Ltd. in the area of truck and crawler cranes.

1985

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Shenzhen International Construction Machinery Corp. (China) was established.

LS-215RH5 was awarded the Machine Design Award.

1986

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Sumitomo and FMC jointly established LBCE (USA). The company began sales of cranes in the US.

Split from Sumitomo Heavy Industries, and Sumitomo Construction Machinery, a vertically integrated company from manufacture to sales, was established.

1989

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The Kasumigaura factory, a factory for mass producing transmission and other components, was completed near the Tsuchiura factory.

The company was listed in the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange.

1990

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Production of an all-terrain crane (fully hydraulic truck crane) began.

1994

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The CX series, a fully remodeled version of the KH series, was launched.

1996

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The Tsuchiura business division acquired ISO9001 certification.

1997

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The company acquired ISO14001 certification for environmental management systems.

1998

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The company acquired ISO9001 certification, an international standard for quality assurance, for its crane and machines for foundation work manufacturing processes.

1999

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The Nagoya factory acquired ISO14001 certification for environmental management systems.

2000

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A company that specialized in crane maintenance and rental services, Technical Crane Service Co., Ltd. (later called HSC Crane Services Co., Ltd.), was established.

2001

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Sumitomo Heavy Industries Co., Ltd. formed an alliance with Tadano Ltd. in the crane business.

Sumitomo Construction Machinery split and became Sumitomo Heavy Construction Crane.
Sumitomo Heavy Industries formed an alliance in the crane business with Hitachi Construction Machinery Co., Ltd. and Tadano Ltd.

2002

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Hitachi Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Crane Co., Ltd. opened for business.

2003

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The Shanghai representative office was opened.

The SCX series was launched. Sales of two models, the SCX900-2 and SCX1200-2, began.

Technical Crane Services Co., Ltd. [later called HSC Crane Services Co., Ltd.] was consolidated into the group.

2004

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Hitachi Sumitomo Heavy Industries Construction Crane (Shanghai) Co., Ltd. was established.
The manufacturing division opened its Nagoya factory.

2005

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UCX300, a wheeled crane, was launched.
The ATX series, all-terrain cranes, was launched.

2006

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HSC Crane Services was merged to HSC.

2007

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Midterm management plan "Global HSC 21C" was set.

2008

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SCX2000-2 won the Prize Machine Design Award: Distinctive Merit Award.

2010

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6000SLX won the Prize Machine Design Award: Nippon Brand Prize.

2011

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Mid term management plan "Rebirth 2013" was set.

2012

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On occasion of our tenth anniversary the SCX-3 series was lanched.

2013

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SCX1200-3 won the Prize Machine Design Award: Distinctive Merit Award.

2014

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Mid term management plan "Break through 2016" was set.

2016

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650TLX and SDX612 won the Prize Machine Design Award: Nippon Brand Prize.