Namihei Odaira founded Hitachi and gradually started a motor, elevator and escalator research career.
The first elevator
The first escalator
Hitachi came to China and became one of a few foreign-funded enterprises in the Chinese market in the early period.
The first moving walkway in Japan
A 90m high elevator test tower was constructed.
The first, instant, reserving-type automatic group control elevator in the world
The shortest escalator in the world (breaking the record in the Guinness Book of Records)
The first Hitachi elevator entered China, and Hitachi started its elevator and escalator business in China.
Sightseeing elevators for the Olympic Games venues
The world's ultra-high speed elevator (810m/min) was developed.
The predecessor of the Company -- Hitachi Elevator (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. was established.
Hitachi Elevator (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. holding the opening ceremony
Hitachi Elevator (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd., Hitachi Automatic Escalator (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd.and Guangzhou Guangri Elevator Co., Ltd. sign consolidation letter of intent.
Three companies were formally merged and the Company was renamed as Guangzhou Hitachi Elevator Co., Ltd.
The three major centers of Hitachi Elevator:the R&D center,the training center and The remote monitoring center were founded.
Guangzhou RopenTe Technology Development Co., Ltd. was established
State Personnel Board approves and establishes the 1st post-doctoral research center in the industry.
The first moving walkway of the Company was put into production.
The annual output of the elevators at 8,000 sets hits a record high
Hitachi Elevator Motor (Guangzhou) Co., Ltd. was established
Tianjin Manufacturing Base was opened.
The 10th anniversary party of the company
The Company set the industry record at the rate of 100,000 sets in 10 years.
480m/min (8 m/s) ultra-high speed double-car elevator was provided for Shanghai World Financial Center, the world's tallest building at that time.
Shanghai Manufacturing Base was opened.
The construction of Hitachi Elevator Mito Factory's 213.5m high test tower G1 Tower (the highest in the world) was officially completed.
Hitachi Elevator Shanghai R&D Center was officially completed, which could test 10m/s ultra-high speed elevators.
Hitachi Elevator (Guangzhou) Escalator Co., Ltd. was founded.
The 600m/min (10m/s) ultra-high-speed elevator was provided for Wuxi Huaxi Air Building.
Our company gains title of “Guangdong government quality reward”.
Chengdu Manufacturing Base was opened.
Guangzhou Science City Manufacturing Base was fully put into use.
The world's highest-speed elevator was developed successfully and a 1,200m/min (20m/s) elevator was provided for Guangzhou CTF Finance Center.
The Company's sales volume exceeded 500,000 sets at its 20th anniversary celebration.
The construction of Hitachi Innovation World was completed.
21m/s: the highest speed in the world