Hitachi SWOT Analysis, USP & Competitors

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SWOT Analysis of Hitachi with USP, Competition, STP (Segmentation, Targeting, Positioning) - Marketing Analysis

Hitachi

Parent Company

Hitachi Group

Category

Consumer electronics

Sector

IT and Technology

Tagline/ Slogan

Inspire the Next

USP

Social Innovation

STP

Segment

Electronics, industrial machinery, telecommunications equipment, power plants, information systems

Target Group

Electronics manufacturers, telecom companies, corporates and SMEs, households

Positioning

Positioned as a brand that delivers quality innovation

SWOT Analysis

Strengths

1. Strong employee base of about 3,30,000 employees
2. Strong focus on R&D with research centres spread across the globe
3. Good customer interaction and interface with a dedicated YouTube channel and a magazine called Hitachi Review that reports the latest developments by the company

4. Its wide product portfolio includes electronics, consumer electronics, telecom equipment, powerplant, industrial machinery etc

5. Good marketing and brand visibility through TVCs and print ad campaigns and sponsored global events

6. Particiaption in CSR activities like donating microscopes in Indonesia

Weaknesses

1. Poor financial performance in important markets such as the US
2. High operating cost and Relatively lesser net profit as compared to its competitors

Opportunities

1. Expanding global LCD screens market
2. Growing market for consumer electronics
3. Mergers and acquisitions provide opportunities for leveraging on inorganic growth

Threats

1. Intense competition in the smartphones and home appliances market
2. Appreciation of Yen
3. Natural disasters prone a great threat as Japan is very prone to earthquakes

Competition

Competitors

1. LG Display
2. Toshiba
3. Samsung Electronics



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