ORIGINALLY looking after just 717 cars and employing 30 colleagues in 1991, the level of Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions Solutions impressive growth now sees them managing almost 30,000 vehicles, with 140 staff and outgrowing its previous Canal Road offices.
Hakuba (meaning horse in Japanese) House as it’s called, a £7million, purpose built, state-of-the-art office campus situated on the White Horse Business Park, has officially opened its doors for business in Trowbridge, Wiltshire.
Opened by Mr Kazuya Miura, President and Chief Executive officer for Hitachi Capital Corporation who visited from Japan, he also unveiled a plaque to commemorate the building.
Outside there was a display of the depth and breadth of the company offering, with commercial vehicles from customers and partners, including Hitachi Construction Machinery, the RAC, National Grid and the latest in electric vehicles from the British Gas fleet.
Managing Director for Hitachi Capital Commercial Vehicle Solutions, Jon Lawes commented: “The vast size of our new Hitachi Capital campus here in Trowbridge will ensure we continue to meet the needs of our growing customer base whilst being able to remain in the building for many years to come. Since we began the three-year process, we have been determined to keep the business local in order to retain our staff – all of whom have helped make the moving process as fluid as possible”.