Hitachi was founded in 1910 as store for electronic parts. In 1949 was the first earthmoving machine delivered, a mechanical shovel. The first crane was deloveped in 1971. That was the first hydraulic crawler crane with type KH150. The name KH should exist untill 1994, then the CX-series were built. De heaviest crane of the KH-series is the 200 tonne KH1000 and for the CX-series the CX2000, also a 200 tonne crane. Hitachi as word means sunset in Chinese.