Press Releases 2018

Hitachi Rail Italy awarded EUR 50 million contract to supply eight new driverless trains for M1/M2 lines of Copenhagen Metro, Denmark

Naples (Italy), 13th March 2018 --- Hitachi Rail Italy today announced that it has signed a contract with Metroselskabet, a partnership of the municipality of Copenhagen, the Danish Government and the city of Frederiksberg, for the supply of eight driverless trains for the M1/M2 lines of the Copenhagen Metro. The contract was signed on 7th March and has a value of approximately EUR 50 million.

Pharmacotherapy selection system supports shared clinician-patient decision-making in diabetes treatment

Tokyo, March 12, 2018 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, Hitachi) and University of Utah Health (U of U Health), a leading institution in electronic health records and interoperable clinical information systems research, today announced the joint development of a decision support system that allows clinicians and patients to choose from available pharmaceutical options for treating type-2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM).

Hitachi Europe Announces the Appointment of Mr Naotoshi Nishida as New Managing Director

London, UK, March 12, 2018 -- Hitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that Mr Naotoshi Nishida has been appointed as the new Managing Director of Hitachi Europe. Mr Nishida currently serves as General Manager, Heavy Industry Department, Industrial Plant Sales Division, Industry & Distribution Business Unit, Hitachi, Ltd. and succeeds Mr Kazuo Abe who has been newly appointed a senior management position at Hitachi Transport Systems Ltd. The new appointments will be effective 1 April 2018.

Toshiaki Higashihara, President & CEO of Hitachi, Ltd. Receives “Leonardo International Prize” in Italy

Tokyo, February 26, 2018 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) announced that Toshiaki Higashihara, President & CEO, has received the “Leonardo International Prize” in Italy. This award was established in 1994 by the Leonardo Committee, consisting of representatives of the Italian Government and the financial sector.

IAV and Hitachi Industry & Control sign Cooperation Agreement on Partnership for Contributing to Worldwide Automotive Innovation

IAV GmbH (hereinafter IAV), and Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd. (hereinafter Hitachi Industry & Control), on February 20th, signed a Cooperation Agreement on Partnership for contributing to worldwide automotive innovation in the field of ADAS*1 and autonomous driving. IAV and Hitachi Industry & Control are starting specific discussions regarding consulting and engineering services related to global automotive market regulations.

Hitachi Italy helps rebuild school in Esanatoglia hit by earthquake

Milan, Italy, February 7, 2018 --- Hitachi Europe Srl (Hitachi Italy) a subsidiary of Hitachi Europe Ltd. is proud to announce its participation in a project with The National Confederation of Misericordie in Italy to rebuild the Carlo Alberta Dalla Chiesa Secondary School in Esanatoglia, following its devastation at the hands of The Earthquake in Central Italy in August 2016.

New Leadership Boost for Horizon

5 February 2018 - Horizon Nuclear Power has today announced the appointment of Gwen ParryJones OBE, one of the UK nuclear industry's most respected and experienced leaders, as its new Director, Nuclear Operations.

Gwen will have full responsibility for Horizon's lead development, Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey, including site development and the growing team on the island. She will also play a key role in maintaining and boosting the crucial relationships with stakeholders locally, regionally and across Wales. 

Hitachi to Strengthen Business Structures for Global Expansion of the Social Innovation Business

Tokyo, January 31, 2018 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) announced today that on April 1, 2018, it will strengthen its business structures as outlined below, to expand the Social Innovation Business, and to further evolve Hitachi into a true global company.

1.    Strengthening structures for the global expansion of the Social Innovation Business using digital technologies


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