Shanghai Hitachi Electrical Appliances Co., Ltd. (hereafter referred to SHEC) was foundered on Jan, 30th, 1993. SHEC is a joint venture between Shanghai Highly (Group) Co. Ltd. (which subordinated of Shanghai Electric Group Co., Ltd.) and Hitachi Appliances, Inc. 75% share is held by HIGHLY (a listed company, A Share Code: 600619, B Share Code: 900910) and 25% share is held by HITACHI. SHEC designs, produces and sales professional home-use refrigeration compressors. The total capital of SHEC is 573.80 Million US Dollars and the annual capacity is 18 Million Units (including subsidiary). It covers an area of 230 thousand square meters in Pudong Jinqiao Development Zone in Shanghai. SHEC invested and constructed a wholly-owned subsidiary, Nanchang Highly Electrical Appliances Co., Ltd. Nanchang Highly has been put into production in April 18th, 2009. It covers an area of 340 thousand square meters. The annual capacity of it is 6 Million Units in project.
As a huge joint venture which is controlled and managed mainly by Chinese, SHEC looks "Improve People’s Residential Environment", "Safeguard Human Living Environment" as its mission. SHEC has made a professional strategic planning for sustainable development to realize advanced in technology, largest in scale and optimum management. In the past eighteen years, SHEC woks through the path of “Introducing technology-Absorption-Joint development-Independent research-Independent innovation”. It has become the second largest air conditioner manufacturer in the world. SHEC had produced one hundred million air conditioner compressors in June, 2010 and had finished the sales of one hundred million units in August, 2010.
SHEC has the largest customer group in this industry. It has made stable supplying relationships with top ten AC factories in the world. To provide better service, SHEC has built Technical Service Centers overseas. SHEC also built and supported its own brand “HIGHLY”. The sales amount is more than one hundred million USD per year. It also earned designations of "Chinese Good Brand", "the Most Competitive Products ", "Chinese Famous Brand" by the China Ministry of Commerce.
SHEC has a unique national level R&D Center and the most advanced laboratories. Around the two global problems about "Freon replacement and Energy-saving", SHEC keeps following and researching the advanced technology of refrigeration industry and the innovation of scientific technology. The products of SHEC can be divided into eight series to cover all the range of domestic refrigeration. The main technical parameters of the products have reached the international advanced level. What’s more, SHEC has its own independent property rights. SHEC has been rewarded as the Shanghai High-tech Enterprise again in 2008. All the products of SHEC can be exported without inspection.
SHEC has founded “3N、4M、5S” and "Lean manufacture 7 Zero" as its own way to optimum management. And it built “Customer oriented quality pyramid” as the core culture of quality. SHEC pursues Process Rebuild based on “6σ” and establishes advance IT system including PLM、ERP、MES、EDMS、CRM. SHEC has passed ISO9001、ISO14001、GB28001. It has been awarded a lot of honorable titles such as National quality prize, National “51” labor prize, National 6 sigma advanced enterprise, National “Eighth-Five”, “Ninth-Five” advanced technological transformation enterprise, National modernization management enterprise, National quality and technology first prize. On August 2010, SHEC was awarded “2009 Shanghai Mayor Quality prize”.
SHEC insists the concept of “Dedication from Heart” and concerns with social, shareholders, customers, employees and partners. It has established a pyramidal social responsibility system based on the mission and the strategies to assume the corporate social responsibility. SHEC has paid accumulated tax more than 3.5 billion yuan since set up. It participates in social activities, social returns actively while upholding the integrity and the tax laws. It has donated more than 7 million yuan by means of money and material. SHEC has been rewarded Corporate Social Responsibility Ranking Enterprise Awards by CBN in 2008, 2009 and 2010. During the EXPO 2010, SHEC take part in campaign theme about energy saving with the Expo Weather Hall. It also donated money and goods to Zhouqu debris flow disaster, what’s more, SHEC has donated a Hope Primary Schools in that place to achieve “Dedication from Heart”.