LONDON, 14 December 2009 - Today saw the official launch of the UK’s first domestic high speed service. The new high speed service operates from St Pancras International to Kent and is part of a fully integrated timetable in the South East, marking the biggest change in 40 years.
Sagem Sécurité (Safran group), the world leader in biometrics and Hitachi, the engineering and information technology giant, will unveil the first ever multi-modal finger vein and fingerprint device at Biometrics 2009 in London, Finger VP.
LONDON, 18 JUNE 2009 - Hitachi today celebrates the first high speed passenger journey of its Class 395 between Ashford International, Ebbsfleet International and St Pancras International. At the invitation of Southeastern, members of the media and key stakeholders were welcomed on board the Hitachi-built trains today to experience the new trains first hand. On time delivery and the successful completion of 4,000 miles ‘fault free’ running has enabled Southeastern to launch a limited ‘Preview’ service, starting 29 June, nearly six months early.
London - April 8, 2009 - Hitachi Consulting, the global business and IT consulting company of Hitachi Ltd., today announced that it has acquired Edenbrook Ltd., a United Kingdom-based IT consulting firm which specialises in delivering Microsoft and Oracle solutions. Edenbrook's client base includes Virgin Media, easyjet, BUPA, Lloyds TSB and Whitbread.
LONDON, 23 MARCH 2009 - Hitachi Europe Rail Group today announced that the first Class 465 unit with Hitachi traction technology have been handed back to Southeastern on schedule and this prototype unit will start revenue service today.
Hitachi was contracted to replace the traction equipment on the 465/0 and 465/1 Networker units. The project is on schedule. Starting in April 2009, the modification of the full fleet will commence at Ashford lasting until April 2010.
Tokyo, March 16, 2009 - Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT/TSE:6501) today announced the following executive changes in accordance with a resolution passed by a meeting of the Board of Directors held today. The appointments take effect on April 1, 2009.
Tokyo, March 16, 2009 - Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) today announced that the Board of Directors decided not to pay the year-end dividend for fiscal 2008 (record date: March 31, 2009) taking into account Hitachi':s business forecast, etc.
Tokyo, March 16, 2009 - Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501) is actively examining and rigorously implementing structural reforms on a Group-wide basis to respond to a rapidly changing operating environment, to quickly turn around its performance and improve profitability, and to spur future growth.
Tokyo, March 16, 2009 - Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT/TSE:6501) today announced the change of Chairman and President in accordance with a resolution passed by a meeting of the Board of Directors held today.
Tokyo, February 24, 2009 - The Centre for Process Innovation Ltd. (“CPI”), Hitachi, Ltd. (NYSE:HIT / TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) and Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (TSE:8036, “Hitachi High-Technologies”) have agreed to begin a joint evaluation aimed at developing applications for direct methanol fuel cells (DMFCs) and creating a viable business in the U.K.