Press Releases

Hitachi begins Proof of Concept tests of "EMIEW3" humanoid robot at Haneda Airport

Tokyo, Japan, September 2, 2016 --- Hitachi, Ltd. and Hitachi Building Systems Co., Ltd. announced today that on September 2, they will begin Proof of Concept (PoC) tests of passenger services using the "EMIEW3" humanoid robot, which was developed by Hitachi. The tests will be conducted at Haneda Airport Passenger Terminal 2 (Domestic Flights) in collaboration with Japan Airport Terminal Co., Ltd.

Horizon launches second major consultation on Wylfa Newydd

The second stage of consultation on the proposed plant on the north coast of Anglesey starts today, 31 August, and finishes on 25 October. This is the last major scheduled consultation before Horizon Nuclear Power submits its application for a Development Consent Order in 2017. It gives people the chance to have their say on updated plans for the Wylfa Newydd Project and its supporting infrastructure before the proposals are finalised.

Plea Agreement with the United States Department of Justice in Connection with Investigation into Automotive Parts

Tokyo, August 10, 2016 --- Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. today announced that it has agreed with the United States Department of Justice to conclude a plea agreement regarding violations of U.S. antitrust laws occurring in connection with the sale of certain shock absorbers to certain OEM customers. As part of the plea agreement, Hitachi Automotive Systems has agreed to pay a fine of at least 55.48 million U.S. dollars.

Hitachi and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries agree to transfer X Radiation Therapy Equipment Business

Tokyo, August 4, 2016 --- Hitachi, Ltd. ("Hitachi") and Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. ("MHI") today announced that they have signed an agreement to transfer MHI's X Radiation Therapy Equipment Business to Hitachi. With this agreement, Hitachi will expand its customer-base and acquire X radiation therapy system technology, and together with its current Particle Beam Therapy Treatment Business, will further strengthen and expand the Radiation Treatment System Business.

Great Western Railway increases Hitachi Intercity fleet size with new multi-million pound order

3rd August 2016 --- Great Western Railway (GWR) has confirmed it will order an additional seven bi-mode Intercity Express Trains as part of a new multi-million pound deal with Hitachi Rail Europe and its finance partner Eversholt Rail Group.

These trains are in addition to the 57 trains Hitachi Rail is delivering to GWR as part of the UK government’s Intercity Express Programme (IEP) from next year, and the separately financed 29 trains ordered last year that will come into passenger service in 2018.

Hitachi develops high performance data processing technology increasing data analytics speed by up to 100 times

Tokyo, August 3, 2016 --- Hitachi, Ltd. today announced the development of a database management system optimized for the high-speed embedded memory in the hardware (FPGA) and technology for high performance parallel data processing in FPGAs. Using these technologies, speed of data analytics was successfully increased by up to a maximum of 100 times compared with not using these technologies.