Press Releases 2018

Building Britain's bullet trains - Bombardier Transportation and Hitachi Rail confirm joint venture for HS2 bid

London, July 4, 2018 --- In a landmark day for the UK rail sector two international giants - that employ over 5,000 people in Britain - have confirmed they intend to submit a joint bid to design, build, deliver a fleet of bespoke state-of-the-art high speed trains for HS2.

Integrating MathWorks MATLAB and Microsoft Dynamics 365 Using Hitachi’s Lumada IoT platform

Tokyo, June 20, 2018 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) today announced the development of technology enabling MATLAB® and Simulink® ,(1) a tool provided by The MathWorks, Inc. (“MathWorks”) and widely used for modeling and simulation in industrial settings, and Microsoft Dynamics® 365,(2) a cloud business application of Microsoft Corporation (“Microsoft”), to collaborate through Hitachi's Lumada IoT platform.

Hitachi Solutions Announce German Acquisition

London, June 2018: Hitachi Solutions Europe Ltd. announces today the acquisition of German retail Microsoft Dynamics 365 specialist Implexis GmbH. As part of Hitachi Solutions’ plan for strategic expansion in Europe, this procurement is an exciting next step, and will generate a substantial new market for the Hitachi Solutions group, particularly in the retail sector. Hitachi Solutions and Implexis are delighted with the fit of the two businesses - both being high achieving, client orientated and focused on Microsoft’s full suite of products and technologies.

Wylfa Newydd receives key European Approval Horizon

Horizon Nuclear Power has been granted a key European environmental approval for its lead new build development, Wylfa Newydd.

The plans for the two-reactor project on Anglesey, North Wales, received a positive ‘Opinion’ from the European Commission under Article 37 of the Euratom Treaty which stated that the station will not have significant health or environmental impacts on other Member States.

Hitachi Solves The Durable Medium Issue in Polish Banking Sector

Poland, June 12, 2018 -- Hitachi Europe Ltd., in cooperation with Hitachi Vantara, has created an intelligent data governance solution for safe and accessible information storage on durable medium in the form of write-once-read-many (WORM) storage. The solution has been acknowledged by the biggest banks in Poland, such as Bank Pekao S.A. and Bank Zachodni WBK S.A. who are now working with Hitachi, so they can meet the regulatory requierments in terms of providing information on durable medium.

AI, captain! Hitachi Partners with Stena Line to Implement Digital Technology in Shipping

London, June 6, 2018 -- Hitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501),   has partnered with Stena Line, one of the largest shipping companies in Europe, to implement artificial intelligence technology on ships to reduce fuel consumption costs and become an important tool in the company’s efforts to minimise environmental impact.

Discussion status on Horizon’s Wylfa nuclear project with the UK Government toward the final investment decision

Tokyo, 5 June 2018 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”) announced that it has  welcomed the statement from Greg Clark, UK Secretary of State for Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy, on 4 June (GMT) on the new nuclear power construction project at Wylfa Newydd on Isle of Anglesey (Horizon Project), which indicates progress in the discussions to date between the parties.


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