Hitachi Chemical Co., Ltd. engages in the manufacture and sale of functional materials, electronic components, and automotive products. It operates through the Functional Materials, and Advanced Components and Systems divisions. The Functional Materials division includes electronic, inorganic, polymer science, and printed wiring board materials. The Advanced Components and Systems division consists of automotive products, electronic components, batteries, capacitors, and diagnostic instruments. The company was founded on October 10, 1962 and is headquartered in Tokyo, Japan.