Hitachi Rail Showcases New Expanded Company at Innotrans 2016

London, UK, September 15, 2016---Hitachi Rail will have its biggest-ever presence at this year’s Innotrans, which is set to open its doors on 20th September in Berlin, Germany. The Hitachi Rail stand at the world’s largest trade fair dedicated to transport solutions will include Ansaldo STS, and can be found in Hall 4.2 at Stand 304.

Alistair Dormer, Group Chief Executive Officer of Hitachi Rail said: “Innotrans 2016 will be a momentous event for Hitachi Rail, as we present to the market the full range of our products and services, with our colleagues from across the globe. Since establishing Hitachi Rail Italy and taking a majority stake in Ansaldo STS, we now present ourselves to the rail industry under one roof for the first time, combining over 150 years of experience in rail solutions. We are looking forward to welcoming all visitors to our stand and having interesting conversations about how Hitachi Rail can help bring the best of rail technology to our customers.”

The Hitachi Rail stand at Innotrans will focus on the full range of rolling stock on offer, showcasing commuter and regional trains, metro and driverless solutions, monorail as well as high-speed trains including the Japanese shinkansen (high-speed trains), to the fastest train ever mass-produced in Europe, the Italian ETR 1000, and the AT400 concept train for a high-speed network in the UK.

As examples of the broad portfolio of rolling stock, “Caravaggio”, the trains designed for regional transport in Italy will be on show for the first time worldwide. This new train concept won the tender by Trenitalia for the provision of up to 300 double deck high capacity trains for a value of EUR 2,6 billion. Visitors can view a 1:45 scale model at the Hitachi stand. In addition, visitors can find out more information about driverless metro trains for Lima, Honolulu and Taipei which are currently being manufactured in the American and Italian plants.

For the first time, Ansaldo STS will be exhibiting alongside the other Hitachi Rail companies. Its innovative products and technologies, such as satellite solutions, are becoming more advanced and sustainable. Ansaldo STS will also present its efficient capabilities in areas of turnkey and driverless metro projects, with an enviable portfolio of global projects covering more than 270 km of lines, operations and maintenance contracts.

A number of sophisticated simulators will be on show demonstrating a wide range of Ansaldo STS capability as well as simulators demonstrating Hitachi’s Traffic Management Systems and service capability.

As part of the larger Hitachi Group, Hitachi Rail benefits from the collective IT knowledge and experience of the Hitachi Group. Hitachi is one of the few companies in the world specialising in both OT (Operational Technology) and IT (Information Technology) and showcases the future opportunities and benefits the Internet of Things (IOT) will bring to sectors including energy, healthcare and of course transportation.

The Hitachi Rail stand at this year’s Innotrans will also be home to Hitachi Information Control Systems Europe, Hitachi Automotive Systems, and Hitachi Metals.

Visit the Hitachi Rail stand (Hall 4.2 at Stand 304) to see the products and services on offer, discuss your project needs with the team and experience the Hitachi spirit.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2015 (ended March 31, 2016) totaled 10,034.3 billion yen ($88.8 billion). The Hitachi Group is a global leader in the Social Innovation Business, and it has approximately 335,000 employees worldwide. Through collaborative creation, Hitachi is providing solutions to customers in a broad range of sectors, including Power / Energy, Industry / Distribution / Water, Urban Development, and Finance / Government & Public / Healthcare. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com.