Hitachi Capital America Achieves 65% Funded Volume Growth in 2016



Hitachi Capital America reported $3.8 billion in funded volume in 2016, an increase of 65% from 2015. In addition, the company recorded $2.8 billion in total assets, up 44% from 2015.

As a player in the commercial vehicle, business lending and leasing space, Hitachi Capital America (HCA) strengthened its platform capabilities in 2016 through increased investment in personnel, products and services, designed to enhance the quality and variety of its financing solutions.

“As we work through our Mid-Term Management Plan, the successes of this past year will serve as the foundation for our growth going forward,” said Ryan Collison, president and COO of HCA. “Each of our diverse business divisions positively contributed to the overall growth of the company and we look forward to continuing this trend in 2017.”

Of particular note is HCA’s Commercial Finance division, which finished 2016 with $1.7 billion in assets, up 68% from the prior year. This growth came through both strong organic origination and the acquisition of Creekridge Capital (now Hitachi Capital America Vendor Services).

“With the addition of nearly 100 new employees over the past year, Hitachi Capital America remains committed to providing value-add solutions that help a growing company’s bottom line,” said Mark Duncan, senior vice president and general manager of HCA’s Commercial Finance division. “We are very pleased with the strides HCA made in 2016 to enhance its suite of lease and loan products for our commercial clients and see tremendous opportunities to continue this momentum into 2017; these areas include an increased focus on middle-market syndicated lending in Business Finance, introducing a first-class inventory procurement/financing solution in Trade Finance, and furthering our clean technology lending capabilities via Structured Finance.”

As another HCA milestone, 2016 proved to be a strong year for origination in the commercial automotive financing division.

“Combined with Hitachi Capital Canada, HCA financed 28,000 commercial truck and trailers, totaling nearly $1 billion in transaction volume. This performance is a testament to the strong, knowledgeable, and driven team in place at HCA,” said Robert Otto, executive vice president and president and GM of the Automotive division.

HCA also noted the addition of a new president at CLE Leasing – Francois Nantel – gives it an opportunity to further expand our Canadian business, which grew assets 40% in 2016.

“As we begin the second month of 2017, we look forward to even greater advancements across the company. With a heavy focus on being responsive to market needs, Hitachi Capital America is eager to fill the voids in areas where our capabilities can make a positive difference for our clients,” Collison said.

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