Celebrating 25 Years
Twenty-five HCA employees mark twenty-five years or more of dedicated service
By the end of 2012 Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia (HCA) will have twenty-five employees who have completed twenty-five years of service or more. To commemorate this incredible milestone, this select group of employees were recently rewarded the trip of a lifetime with a special tour of Japan.
Employees joined HCA Directors on the evening of Saturday 12th May for an informal gathering before an early start the next morning to catch their flight. On arriving in Japan, the group were transferred to the Tokyo Dome Hotel, located only a short distance from the Imperial Palace.
On Monday morning, it was another early start for the group as they travelled to experience some of Japan’s most breathtaking scenery at Lake Kawaguchi and Hakone. This included a boat cruise around the beautiful Lake Ashi and a ride on the Komagatake Cable-Car Ropeway which travels to the top of Mount Komagatake. The group then experienced what it’s like first-hand to travel on one of the world’s fastest trains when they returned to Tokyo on the JR bullet train, which incorporates Hitachi AC drive technology.
Tuesday saw the group depart Tokyo to visit the Hitachi Construction Machinery (HCM) manufacturing facilities at Rinko (mining products) as well as Hitachinaka (components) before travelling to Hitachi City to visit the Hitachi Museum, which proved to be one of the highlights.
After an overnight stay in the city of Tsuchiura, employees were guided around the Technical Training Centre and the Tsuchiura Works (construction products and parts distribution) before returning to Tokyo for an insightful tour around the HCM Head Office to meet company President Yuichi Tsujimoto. That evening HCM hosted an official function attended by many of the senior HCM executives as well as HCM employees previously based at HCA.
After two days of visiting the Hitachi sites, the employees had one more day of sightseeing. First on the list was a visit to the Imperial Palace Plaza followed by the Edo Tokyo Museum where the group were able to see how the 15th Century village of Edo turned into the world famous city of Tokyo. After visiting the oldest temple in Tokyo, Sensoji Temple, the group had the opportunity to walk through the world’s finest electronics retail playground, Akihabara Electric Town. Last on the list was the Ginza district, famous for its shopping, dining and entertainment.
HCA Directors would like to express their appreciation to employees who have attained the twenty-five year milestone for their dedicated service to the company. Visit Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia Careers to find out more about what its like to work at Hitachi Construction Machinery Australia.