Hitachi Automotive Systems, Keihin, Showa and Nissin Kogyo have concluded management integration to form Hitachi Astemo, supplier of mobility products to the automotive industry.

The name Astemo is derived from the words Advanced Sustainable Technologies for Mobility and describes the goal of the integrated company to "provide a safe, sustainable and comfortable mobility life through technologies that contribute to an advanced and sustainable society".

As a global mega-supplier, Hitachi Astemo will develop mobility products in its core businesses of powertrain systems, chassis systems and advanced driver assistance systems for both automobiles and motorcycles.

Leveraging its expanded scale and the advanced technology of the four integrating companies, it will drive innovation in CASE, an area expected to grow rapidly. It also will optimise its engineering resources to accelerate development of new technology and integrate advanced software across components.

The global company employs 90,000 people with offices and plants in 27 countries covering Japan, China, India, North America, South America and Europe.