Established in 1985, Hitachi Automotive Products (USA) designs and manufactures a variety of electronic and electrical automobile parts and related products. Its products include alternators, control units, drivetrains, fuel injectors, vehicle inverters, generators, navigation radios, pressure sensors, traction motors and oil pumps. The company additionally provides brake systems, flapper valves, pistons, plug coils, fluid couplings, power transmissions, shock absorbers and dampers. It offers transportation, technical support, research and development, and commercial truck financing and leasing services. Hitachi Automotive Products (USA) is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi America, which markets and manufactures a range of electronics, computer systems and industrial equipment and related services throughout North America.