Press Releases

New Research Shows Co-Creation Is Transforming How Businesses Approach Innovation

London, October 19, 2016 --- Hitachi Europe (HEU) Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced the results of a joint research project into the adoption of co-creation as a method of innovation. The research, conducted by Longitude Research on behalf of Hitachi, found that over half of respondents (57%) said that co-creation has transformed their company’s approach to innovation and a similar number (61%) said it is creating new commercial opportunities.

ANSALDO STS awarded two contracts for signalling in Italy

Ansaldo STS has been awarded two contracts for a total value of EURO 74.8 million related to the signalling of the DD Rome – Florence route of the AC/AV Turin – Milan – Naples line

The scope of work of Ansaldo STS, in the contracts awarded by RFI (Italian Railway Network), is related to the design and construction of the Ground Subsystem ERTMS/ETCS Level 2, of the ACC-M, and of the complementary and accessory technological upgrade operations for the DD Rome – Florence route of the AC/AV Turin – Milan – Naples line.

Hitachi Social Innovation Forum 2016 coming to London

London, October 13, 2016 --- Hitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that it is hosting the UK leg of its global series of Social Innovation Forums at Bankside Vaults, London (SE1 9UF), on Wednesday 19th October 2016. The Forum will demonstrate how businesses can take advantage of the many new opportunities being created though Social Innovation in the IoT (Internet of Things) era.

Notification of Completion of Procedures for the Change of Subsidiary (Transfer of Shares)

Tokyo, Japan, October 3, 2016 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501; “Hitachi”) today announced the completion of the transfer of a part of common stocks of Hitachi Capital Corporation (President & CEO: Seiji Kawabe, “Hitachi Capital”) owned by Hitachi to Mitsubishi UFJ Financial Group, Inc. (President &Group CEO: Nobuyuki Hirano) and Mitsubishi UFJ Lease & Finance Co., Ltd.(President & CEO: Tadashi Shiraishi) as announced on May 13 and July 22, 2016*1,2.

Hitachi Starts Providing “Walk-Through Type Explosives Trace Detection System” to Detect the Presence of Explosives in 3 Seconds

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501; “Hitachi”) today announced that it will begin providing “walk-through type explosives trace detection system” for critical infrastructure facilities such as power plants and data centers from this October. The system detects explosives in 3 seconds by efficiently collecting the fine particles attached on ID cards and analyzing them with built-in devices. It can screen a maximum of 1,200 individuals per hour without disrupting people flow.

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.