Hitachi Cable Limited
Company typePublic kabushiki gaisha
IndustryManufacturing (non-ferros metal)
PredecessorHitachi, Ltd.
FoundedTokyo, Japan (April 10, 1956 (1956-04-10))
HeadquartersAkihabara UDX, 14-1, Sotokanda Itchome, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Number of locations
17 in Japan
ParentHitachi, Ltd. (in English)

Hitachi Cable, Ltd. (日立電線株式会社, Hitachi Densen Kabushiki-gaisha) is a Japanese electric wire and cable manufacturing company. It was formed from Hitachi Densen Works, the Hitachi Works spin-off previously known as Densen Works.


The company was established in 1956 as a manufacturer of electric wire and cable for power distribution. In the half-century following the creation of the company Hitachi Cables have expanded its business operations to include the manufacture of rubber, copper cable, and optical products. Although the company still actively engages in the development of raw materials for wires and cables, it has incorporated the development of telecommunications equipment into its product line. To that end, the product line now includes antennas and coaxial cables, compound semiconductors and various electronic components, including a terminal antenna for wireless communication. The company has also developed the WirelessIP5000, a wireless IP phone that supports the Session Initiation Protocol (SIP).

As a related push into the IT arena, has developed the Apresia18020, Japan's first Terabit network switch, which has a switching capacity of 1.8 Terabits per second. The company is also one of more than a score of companies that support the consortium known as the 10 Gigabit Ethernet Alliance, along with other top wire & cable Manufacturers like Belden, General Cable, and 1X Technologies.


Hitachi Cable Manchester, Inc. (now known as Proterial Cable America, Inc.)
IndustryIndustrial conglomerates
Productscopper premises cable, fiber optic electronics round cable, electrical ribbon cable

Hitachi Cable Manchester, Inc. (HCM)

Hitachi Cable Manchester, Inc. is a manufacturer of premises telecommunications, optical fiber and electronics cables headquartered in Manchester, New Hampshire, and part of the Hitachi Cable division.[1]



  1. ^ "HCM Hitachi Cable Manchester Corporate". HCM. Archived from the original on 2008-03-26. Retrieved 2008-04-19.