The merger will consolidate the production of powder metal products for automotive use and for chemical products including as carbon products, which had been conducted by HPM, under Hitachi Chemical. This will make it possible to integrate sales and business planning functions, facilitate development of new products, strengthen production technology, and enhance the supply structures.

Hitachi Chemical says that it will continue to strengthen and expanding its powder metal product business (including chemical products) through the supply of products, depending on customer needs.