Hitachi Koki USA, Ltd (d.b.a. Hitachi Power Tools) has announced that the United States headquarters will relocate from Norcross to Braselton, 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, company officials report.
The 540,000-square foot facility in Braselton offers a state-of-the-art cross dock facility with 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,” company leaders state.
Hitachi Power Tools opened its U.S. headquarters in the mid 1980s 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 U.S. headquarters to Braselton and into this incredible facility that will really meet our growing needs,” said Hitachi Power Tools Vice President of Sales and 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.”
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