Press Releases 2019

Hitachi Automotive Systems to accelerate its transformation toward operational excellence and industry leadership

Tokyo, June 19, 2019 - Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”), today announced that it has granted KPS Capital Partners, LP a put-option agreement for the acquisition of 100% of Chassis Brakes International B.V. Staff representatives will be consulted as per applicable law, and completion will be subject to antitrust approvals. 

Hitachi and Bombardier will supply 14 very high-speed Frecciarossa 1000 trains to Italy

Naples (for Hitachi) and Berlin (for Bombardier), June 04, 2019 – Hitachi Rail SpA and Bombardier Transportation, in a partnership expected to involve company participation of 60% and 40% respectively, will supply 14 Frecciarossa 1000 (also known as ETR 1000) very high-speed trains to Trenitalia (Italian Railways), as well as a ten years maintenance service agreement for the new trains.

Hitachi Signs Contract with HIMED Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province, China to Deliver Particle Therapy System

Tokyo, May 30, 2019 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced that it has signed a contract with Himed Hospital Management (Xuzhou) Co., Ltd. (“Himed”), located in Xuzhou City, Jiangsu Province, People’s Republic of China, on May 29 to deliver particle therapy system with capability of irradiating both proton and heavy ion. This is the first order for Hitachi's overseas project of multi ion particle therapy system.

Hitachi Rail STS starts Proof of Concept of a new digital ticketing solution for the public transportation operator in Italy

Tokyo, Japan, May 29, 2019 --- Hitachi Rail STS S.p.A has agreed with Trentino Trasporti S.p.A to carry out Proof of Concept (PoC) of a new digital ticketing solution for the public transportation operated by Trentino Trasporti including Trento-Malé-Mezzana Railway and buses in the vicinity of Trento, Italy.

The new digital ticketing solution is designed to use mobile phones as tickets leveraging Hitachi group’s experience of ticketing solution and digital technology.

Hitachi Automotive Systems’ EV Inverter Adopted for the e-tron, Audi's First Mass Production Electric Vehicle

Tokyo, May 17, 2019 ---Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. today announced that its electric vehicle (EV) inverter has been adopted by Audi for its first mass production EV, the e-tron, which went on sale in Europe from March of this year.

With tightened environmental regulations around the world, many countries are driving for greater adoption of electric vehicles. This has led to the demand for more efficient and higher-output electric motors, inverters, and other electric powertrain systems that will contribute to high performance EVs.

Hitachi Establishes the Corporate Venture Capital Fund to Support Startups as an Innovation Partner

Tokyo, April 26, 2019 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501) today announced to establish a new corporate venture capital (CVC) unit, Hitachi Ventures GmbH (HVG), whose responsibility will be to identify and acquire equity interests in fast-growing innovative startups globally on June 1st, and the CVC fund, “Hitachi Ventures Fund”.

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