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Hitachi Power Tools Relocates US Headquarters to Braselton, GA

March 11, 2014

Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd (d.b.a. Hitachi Power Tools) today announced that their US Headquarters will relocate from Norcross to Braselton, GA effective late Fall 2014. The move supports the company’s plans to consolidate warehouses on the east coast, improve workplace efficiency as well as prepare for expected future growth.

The 540,000-square foot facility in Braselton offers a state-of-the-art cross dock facility with unmatched accessibility with I-85 interchanges to the north and south, and a newly rerouted State Route 124 improving trucking access to I-85. This new location is ideal to maximize warehousing efficiency and provide the over 100 current Hitachi employees with a professional work environment in an exciting area of Georgia that is experiencing its own growth and development.

Hitachi Power Tools opened its US headquarters in the mid 1980’s in Norcross selling pneumatic nailers for residential construction. Over the years, Hitachi Power Tools has expanded its product offering to include an extensive line of professional grade power tools and accessories for woodworking, metalworking, drilling and fastening, concrete drilling and cutting, outdoor power equipment products as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners. Hitachi customers include independent channel tool distributors and also home center businesses like Lowes, Home Depot, Sears and Menards as well as online retailers like Amazon. The need for warehousing efficiency has become a major instigator for the move so that Hitachi can better service customers and prepare for future growth potential around North America and the Caribbean.

“We are looking forward to re-locating our US headquarters to Braselton and into this incredible facility that will really meet our growing needs,” said Hitachi Power Tools Vice President of Sales & Marketing, Joe Leffler. “Braselton is an ideal location for our business and Jackson County has received us with open arms. We look forward settling into the area and seeing what the future holds.”

HITACHI POWER TOOLS U.S.A.

Hitachi Power Tools (Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd) offers an extensive line of professional grade power tools and accessories for woodworking, metalworking, drilling and fastening, concrete drilling and cutting, outdoor power equipment products as well as a complete line of pneumatic nailers, staplers, compressors and collated fasteners. From headquarters in Norcross, GA, and satellite offices in the United States and Canada, Hitachi Power Tools supports over 4000 retail locations carrying Hitachi tools and over 1000 authorized service centers. Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd. is the North American division of Hitachi Koki Japan, a subsidiary within Hitachi Ltd. For more information on Hitachi Power Tools, please visit www.hitachipowertools.com

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. Fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) consolidated revenues totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes information and telecommunication systems, power systems, industrial, transportation and urban development systems, as well as the sophisticated materials and key devices that support them.

For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.

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