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Hitachi completes acquisition of GlobalLogic to enhance social innovation business

Hitachi Ltd. has completed the acquisition of GlobalLogic Inc. following the agreement announced on March 31, 2021. GlobalLogic specializes in advanced digital engineering, experience design, and data services to help clients accelerate innovation and the development of new digital products and experiences, through collaborative creation on a global scale.

Hitachi said that the acquisition of GlobalLogic will enhance the Group’s ability to deliver on its strategy to promote Social Innovation Business through digital technology to solve the issues faced by customers and society.

“Hitachi Group will be able to further accelerate the digital transformation of social infrastructure on a global scale by expanding its core Lumada digital solutions business globally,” the company said in a media release.

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“Hitachi aims to become a global leader in the social innovation business by accelerating digital transformation of social infrastructure by combining the innovativeness of GlobalLogic’s advanced digital product engineering and experience design capabilities with the reliability that Hitachi has established in mission-critical fields,” said Toshiaki Higashihara, executive chair and CEO, Hitachi Ltd. “Hitachi and GlobalLogic will work together to resolve issues faced by society and customers leveraging Lumada and contribute to improving people’s quality of life by focusing on three key areas of Environment, Resilience, and Security & Safety.”

Hitachi Global Digital Holdings LLC (HGDH), a US subsidiary of Hitachi, has acquired 100% of the outstanding shares of GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings Inc. (GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings), the parent company of GlobalLogic, and GlobalLogic Worldwide Holdings and GlobalLogic have become wholly owned subsidiaries of HGDH.

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GlobalLogic’s capabilities combined with Hitachi’s Lumada will enable GlobalLogic to deploy Hitachi’s library of digital solutions to the global market and help customers and societies solve their issues through agile application development in the cloud.

Hitachi expects collaboration between GlobalLogic and Hitachi’s five sectors (IT, energy, industry, mobility, smart life, and its automotive systems business Hitachi Astemo) will add tremendous value to its wide range of products, adding advanced digital technologies, and creating new Lumada solutions.

“Joining the Hitachi Group creates a unique opportunity to bring together the power of Operating Technology (OT), Information Technology (IT) and IoT/Digital Engineering under one umbrella,” said Shashank Samant, president and CEO of GlobalLogic. “We are excited to join forces with Hitachi and eager to forge our combined talent and experience in the domain and digital to create innovative outcomes for our clients, and greater value for society.”