Press Releases

Hitachi Automotive Systems’ Lightweight, Compact and Highly Reliable Lithium-Ion Battery Module has been Chosen for Suzuki’s New “Swift” Vehicles with Hybrid Technology

Tokyo, July 24, 2017 --- Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. today announced that its lightweight, compact and highly reliable lithium-ion battery module has been chosen for Suzuki Motor Corporation’s new Swift HYBRID SG and Swift HYBRID SL, fitted with hybrid technology. The new models were launched on July 12, 2017.

Notice of Determination of Transfer Execution Date Associated with Acquisition of U.S.-based Air Compressor Manufacturer

Tokyo, July 6, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. entered into an agreement to acquire Accudyne Industries' subsidiaries and certain related assets that manufacture and distribute air compressors under the "Sullair" brand, as announced in its press release dated April 25, 2017 ("Hitachi Enters into Agreement to Acquire Air Compressor Manufacturer, Making a Full-Scale Entry into the North America Industrial Business").

Global Positioning Augmentation Service Corporation (GPAS) Newly Established for Commercialization of Centimeter-level High-precision Satellite Positioning Service

Tokyo, June 14, 2017 --- Hitachi Zosen Corporation, Development Bank of Japan, DENSO Corporation, Japan Radio Co., Ltd., and Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. today announced that they will establish a new company named Global Positioning Augmentation Service Corporation (GPAS) on June 15, 2017 in the form of a joint investment.

Horizon Apprentices arrive in Japan for Work Experience

Gloucester, 13th June, 2017 --- Hitachi-GE Nuclear Energy, Ltd. (Hitachi-GE), a joint venture of Hitachi, Ltd. and GE, who will provide the UK Advanced Boiling Water Reactor (UK ABWR) technology for Wylfa Newydd, a new nuclear power station on Anglesey, is hosting the apprentices, who will receive an introduction to the training, skills and practices of their Hitachi-GE counterparts in Japan.

Ansaldo STS signs MoU with Metroselskabet for Proof of Concept of new Dynamic Headway Solution leveraging Hitachi technologies for Copenhagen Metro

Genoa, 08 June 2017 --- Ansaldo STS has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Metroselskabet to develop a Proof of Concept for a new Dynamic Headway solution leveraging Hitachi technologies for the Copenhagen Metro M1/M2. The new Dynamic Headway solution will be designed using both Ansaldo STS’s train control systems and Hitachi’s digitalization and IoT (Internet of Things) technology to detect congestion through sensors at stations in order to analyse demand.

Growth Strategies for the Business Units and Others toward Achieving “2018 Mid-term Management Plan” Targets

Tokyo, June 8, 2017--- Hitachi, Ltd. today announced its growth strategies for the Business Units (BUs) and others toward achieving "2018 Mid-term Management Plan" Targets. On May 12, 2017, Hitachi announced a progress of the “2018 Mid-term Management Plan” to aim to become an Innovation Partner for the IoT Era by Social Innovation Business. The primary targets of this mid-term management plan are to promote achieving growth.

Hitachi and MD Anderson to collaborate in research for treatment of oropharyngeal cancer of the head and neck

Tokyo and Houston, June 7, 2017 -- Hitachi Healthcare Americas Corporation, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501) and The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center have announced today that they have entered into an agreement to collaborate on research for a unique randomized clinical trial comparing the outcomes and side-effects of intensity-modulated proton beam therapy (IMPT) versus intensity-modulated photon therapy (IMRT) for the treatment of oropharyngeal cancer of the head and neck.

Hitachi reaches 1,260 m/min, the World's Fastest Speed with Ultra-High-Speed Elevator

Tokyo, Japan, June 2, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that its ultra-high-speed elevator reached a speed of 1,260 m/min. The speed was recorded during a test of the elevator under installation in Guangzhou CTF Finance Centre, a skyscraper complex building in China. The speed of 1,260 m/min corresponds to the world’s fastest among all elevators operating today.

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