Hitachi Logo

 

Hitachi LogoThe Japanese company Hitachi has three logotypes: the so-called mark, the primary logo, and the corporate statement logo.

Hitachi logo meaning and history

Hitachi Logo

The oldest part of the logo is the Hitachi Mark, which, according to the company history, was created by the founder, Namihei Odaira, in 1912. The name of the new company was made up of two hieroglyphs, “hi” (“sun”) and tachi (“rise”). Odaira placed the hieroglyphs inside a circle to form the emblem that is still used on the corporate flags, badges, and awards. It can also be seen before the company name on billboards and signs.

Symbol Hitachi

Hitachi symbol

The primary logo features the word “Hitachi” in capital letters. The logo is red, while the background is white.

Emblem Hitachi

Hitachi emblem

In addition to the company name, the Corporate Statement Hitachi logo sports the motto “Inspire the next.” While the letters are grey, the design element above the “t” is colored red.

Font of the Hitachi Logo

The type featured in the wordmark resembles the Helvetica 73 Bold Extended and the Univers Bold fonts.