Hitachi applies nanotechnology and other leading-edge technologies to develop original high functional materials and components for use in various industries.

  • Magnets and Soft Magnetic Materials

    Amorphous Metals Metglas®

    Hitachi is a leading producer of amorphous metal ribbons and components, a strong and flexible material that possesses unique magnetic properties. Besides supplying this refined alloy to companies across the word, Hitachi uses it to manufacture lightweight and energy efficient transformers.

High functional materials play an important role in enhancing the performance of modern products and systems. Hitachi applies nanotechnology and other leading-edge technologies to devise new materials that dramatically improve product performance.

One example is the Amorphous Metals Metglas ®, whose property of low energy loss results in small, lightweight and highly efficient amorphous transformers. Hitachi also pioneered the development and manufacture of the revolutionary NEOMAX® Series Nd-Fe-B Sintered Magnets, used to power machines both big and small.

Essentials in today’s connected society, wires and cables form the lifelines of social infrastructure, such as power systems, industrial systems and data and telecommunication networks. Hitachi supplies electric wires and cables for the construction of various forms of social infrastructure. Among Hitachi’s innovations are high-speed railway rolling stock cables, magnet wires for hybrid electric vehicles and magnet wires for wind power generators. With an eye for a sustainable future, Hitachi tirelessly pushes for the development of more advanced materials and components to benefit all industries.