Hitachi Kokusai Electric America Ltd (Hitachi Kokusai) has relocated its US headquarters to a larger facility in picturesque Western Massachusetts. The move brings the innovative manufacturer of advanced broadcast, production, surveillance, and industrial vision cameras together with its subsidiary Hitachi Kokusai Electric Comark LLC (Comark) under one roof with over 53,000 square feet of usable space.
“The expiry of the long-term lease on our Long Island facility opened the door for us to collaborate more closely by working side-by-side with the esteemed team at Comark,” said Sean Moran, COO, Hitachi Kokusai. “Each group has proven strengths at opposite ends of the content chain – from our award-winning cameras for high-quality acquisition to Comark’s robust distribution and broadcast transmission solutions. Sharing a facility will allow us to explore future collaboration opportunities in between those ends of the spectrum. The location itself is also very appealing as it gives us more engineering space and resources, in an area ripe with talent from nearby higher education institutions.”
Hitachi Kokusai is beginning the transition to its new building this month, with the changeover officially effective by January 1, 2021. While the new location near Springfield is roughly a three-hour drive from its previous home, the company is retaining all its staff. Employees choosing not to relocate to the Massachusetts facility will work remotely – a model already proven successful when lockdowns forced office closures during the COVID-19 pandemic.