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1 Jul 21

Following merger, Hitachi Capital becomes MHC Mobility

From today, Hitachi Capital and 8 associated leasing companies throughout Europe will have a new name: MHC Mobility. That’s the result of a merger of the parent company. But it also implies a streamlining of its European operations.

On 1 April of this year, Hitachi Capital Corporation merged with Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Company Limited. The resulting company has a new name: Mitsubishi HC Capital (MHC) Inc. Its subsidiaries and branches will get new names as well. 

Effective today
MHC’s European subsidiaries, managed through its Mobility Solutions Division, will all adopt the name MHC Mobility. Here are the changes, effective today:

  • Hitachi Capital Mobility Netherlands B.V. is now: MHC Mobility Netherlands
  • Mobilease is now: MHC Mobility Belgium
  • Maske Fleet GmbH is now: MHC Mobility Germany
  • Maske Langzeit-Vermietung GmbH is now: MHC Mobility Austria

A number of name changes will follow later this month:

  • Hitachi Capital Polska SP. Z o.o. will become: MHC Mobility Poland
  • Its Czech branch will become: MHC Mobility Czech Republic
  • Its Hungarian branch will become: MHC Mobility Hungary
  • Its Slovakian branch will become: MHC Mobility Slovakia

Borderless brand
The rebrand of a variety of names to the unifying MHC Mobility provides the opportunity to align the company’s vision and mission across Europe. MHC Mobility brings together operations in eight different European countries under one “stronger, borderless brand.” (Below: the new corporate logo)

MHC Mobility offers a range of brand-independent solutions, using a consultative, data-led approach to product an optimal outcome for customers. The new brand also reflects the company's core strategy around mobility. With sustainable travel becoming an even bigger priority in the post-pandemic world, businesses face increased pressure to adapt to this new environment, reduce their carbon footprint and strive for net-zero. MHC Mobility will help them to navigate the challenges, support the transition to EVs and introduction of fully integrated, innovative mobility services both locally and across borders.

“Business mobility is changing rapidly, and we wanted to use the opportunity of our parent company’s merger to take a unified, international approach in responding to market changes,” says Simon Oliphant (pictured), CEO of the Mobility Solutions Division. “At MHC Mobility, we aim to stay ahead, and will continue to develop and tailor our business solutions.” 

Sister company
MHC Mobility, which can now advertise itself as a single “pan-European, full-service leasing and mobility services provider with over 100 years of combined experience”, will continue its strategy of geographic expansion and business growth throughout Europe. It can offer services in the eight aforementioned countries and, through its sister company Hitachi Capital Vehicle Solutions, the UK. 

For more background on MHC Mobility’s growth and merger strategy, read our Feature article: Hitachi Capital Mobility Solutions confirms European growth strategy and announces merger (2 December 2020)

Images: MHC Mobility

Authored by: Frank Jacobs