Hirata Corporation of America (HCA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hirata Corporation (HCJ), a Japanese company established in 1947 and headquartered in Kumamoto, Japan. HCA provides the North American market with sales, service, manufacturing, and support for Hirata Corporation. HCA provides leading edge and world-class industrial assembly automation technology, including; robotics, material handling, controls, and system integration to many industries. These industries include Automotive Component and Powertrain, Electronics, Printed Circuit Board, Appliance, Glass, Food, Pharmaceutical, and others. Hirata has over 1500 full-time employees, and facilities in a dozen sites in Japan, and subsidiaries in England, Germany, Singapore, Mexico, Thailand, and China.