The European R&D Centre (ERD) of Hitachi Europe Limited was established in April 1989, leading its research and development activities in Europe. Now it is focusing in the following areas:
social infrastructure technology (transportation and energy)
ERD has long recognised the necessity of working with complementary partners in Europe to create revolutionary concepts and technologies to keep abreast with the increasing changes of technology. ERD are proud to offer such a working environment for their talented staff.
European R&D milestones
Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory was established collaborating with the Microelectronics Research Centre of Cambridge University.
Hitachi Cambridge Laboratory (HCL) [UK]
Hitachi Design Centre Europe was established.
Hitachi Design Centre Europe (HDCE) [UK]
Hitachi Sophia-Antipolis Laboratory (HSAL) was established for Mobile Communication R&D
Automotive R&D Laboratory (ADL) was established.
Transportation, Energy and Environment Laboratory (TEEL) Automotive [Germany]
HSAL was renamed as ICT Laboratory.
Information and Communication Technology Laboratory (ICTL) [France]
Transportation, Energy and Environment Laboratory was established adding the railway and energy research group to ADL.
Transportation, Energy and Environment Laboratory (TEEL) Railway [UK]