Press Releases 2014

Hitachi and Veolia Win Contract to build Pretreatment Facilities for Large-scale Water Desalination Plant in Basrah, Iraq

Paris, October 23, 2014 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501 / “Hitachi”) and Veolia (Paris Euronext: VIE and NYSE: VE), through its subsidiary OTV, announced today that a consortium formed by their two companies, along with Egyptian engineering firm ArabCo, has received an order from the Iraqi Ministry of Municipalities and Public Works for the engineering, procurement, and construction (EPC) of pretreatment facilities and surrounding facilities (river water intake facilities, and water transport facilities) at a water desalination plant in Basrah, Iraq.

Successful read/write of digital data in fused silica glass with a recording density equivalent to Blu-ray Disc TM

Tokyo, October 20, 2014 -- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that, in collaboration with Professor MIURA Kiyotaka of the School of Engineering, Kyoto University, it has successfully achieved read/write of digital data in 100 layers of fused silica glass, a recording density comparable to Blu-ray DiscTM.


London, UK, October 17th 2014 – New research from Frost & Sullivan, in partnership with Hitachi Europe Ltd., has identified a $2 trillion Social Innovation market opportunity in 2020 for business, industry, investors and governments looking to address the key issues driving human development in the 21st century.

Hitachi and CCI Paris Ile-de-France & CEFJ host EU Hitachi Science and Technology Forum to inspire the healthcare systems of the future

London, UK, October 13 2014 – Hitachi Europe Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) and Paris Ile-de-France Chamber of Commerce and Industry (CCI Paris Ile-de-France) & the Comité d’Echanges Franco-Japonais (CEFJ) today announced that they will host the EU Hitachi Science and Technology Forum at the CCI Paris Ile-de-France on 17th October. This year’s Forum will focus on driving innovative collaborations for better healthcare, and members from the Ministry of Health will be in attendance.

Hitachi Europe and Frost & Sullivan Host Social Innovation Forum

London, UK, October 9, 2014 -- Hitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) and Frost & Sullivan today announced they will jointly host the Social Innovation Forum in Berlin on 15th October 2014. The Forum will examine the impact that Social Innovation will have on businesses, governments, societies and, ultimately, on our lives. It will take place at the Adlon Kempinski Hotel, in a year that marks the 25th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall.

Hitachi Rail Europe to provide new trains for Abellio franchise in Scotland

London, 9 October, 2014 – Hitachi Rail Europe is delighted that Transport Scotland has announced its intention to award Abellio the new ScotRail franchise. The Edinburgh Glasgow Improvement Programme (EGIP) will be a crucial part of the new franchise, and Abellio has confirmed that Hitachi Rail Europe is its preferred supplier of new rolling stock for the programme, subject to successful conclusion of negotiations.

Hitachi Opens European Nuclear Research Centre

London, September 18, 2014 -- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced that it will open a new R&D base in the UK - the European Nuclear Research Centre (ENRC) ? on September 30th 2014. The Centre will not only coordinate Hitachi?s nuclear research activities in Europe formed by a core team, but also provide additional resources to facilitate the development of safe and efficient nuclear power technologies based on advanced plant maintenance technology and proven decommissioning techniques in Europe.

Reseller Agreement with Finnish Company, Comptel Corporation for Policy Control (PCRF) Software for Telecommunication Carriers

Tokyo, September 11, 2014 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that it has signed a reseller agreement with Comptel Corporation (NASDAQ OMX Helsinki: CTL1V, “Comptel”), a Finnish telecommunication software company that develops and provides network middleware for telecommunications carriers worldwide, for reselling Comptel Policy Control Solution (PCRF) to Hitachi’s customers.

Barclays first in UK to launch new Biometric Reader for customers

London, 5th September 2014 - Barclays, in partnership with Hitachi Europe Ltd. is ramping up the fight against fraud with the launch of the Barclays Biometric Reader, developed with Hitachi’s Finger Vein Authentication Technology (VeinID*) - a new, ground-breaking method for customer authentication in UK banking. By simply scanning their finger, customers will be able to easily access their online bank accounts and authorise payments within seconds, without the need for PIN, passwords or authentication codes.


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