homebusiness Newscompanies News

Hitachi to sell overseas home appliance biz to Turkey's Arcelik, says Nikkei report

Hitachi to sell overseas home appliance biz to Turkey's Arcelik, says Nikkei report

Hitachi to sell overseas home appliance biz to Turkey's Arcelik, says Nikkei report
Profile image

By Reuters Dec 13, 2020 10:35:09 AM IST (Published)

The overseas business of Hitachi Global Life Solutions Inc, its home appliance unit, is worth about $500 million, according to Nikkei.

Japan’s Hitachi Ltd plans to sell a 60 percent stake in its overseas home appliance business to Turkish consumer electronics maker Arcelik AS for about $300 million, and jointly operate the business, the Nikkei newspaper said on Sunday.

Recommended Articles

View All

The Japanese industrial conglomerate aims to improve profit via the deal with the Turkish company—which has a business network in Europe and Africa—by expanding sales of its Hitachi-brand appliances, the paper said without citing sources.
The overseas business of Hitachi Global Life Solutions Inc, its home appliance unit, is worth about $500 million, according to Nikkei. The unit sells products in China and Southeast Asia, but 80 percent of its revenue comes from Japan, the paper said.
The deal comes as Hitachi steps up business divestments and is aimed at reinforcing the home appliance unit against fierce competition abroad from Chinese competitors, the paper said.
“The report is not based on our announcement,” a Hitachi spokesman said.
“We are making various considerations to improve our corporate value, but nothing concrete has been decided.”
Check out our in-depth Market Coverage, Business News & get real-time Stock Market Updates on CNBC-TV18. Also, Watch our channels CNBC-TV18, CNBC Awaaz and CNBC Bajar Live on-the-go!

Top Budget Opinions

    Most Read

    Market Movers

    View All
    Top GainersTop Losers
    CurrencyCommodities
    CompanyPriceChng%Chng