Press Releases

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.

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.

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.

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.

Hitachi Launches the Work Progress Visualization Support System and the Work Improvement Support System in High-Mix Low-Volume Manufacturing Plants as Solution Cores for the IoT Platform “Lumada”

Tokyo, May 31, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) today announced that the company will launch the progress and operation monitoring system and the work improvement support system, which supports the early improvement of high-priority bottleneck work, which visualizes the work progress at manufacturing sites on a real-time basis using IoT*1, starting from July 2017. These systems are solution cores for the IoT platform “Lumada” for industrial fields, and enable reduction in production lead time in a high-mix low-volume manufacturing plants.  

Latest Wylfa Newydd power station plans published for consultation

Gloucester, UK, 24 May, 2017 --- Horizon Nuclear Power’s third formal consultation starts today, 24 May, and finishes on 22 June, giving people the chance to have their say on updates to the project. 

The company is presenting a more compact power station design. It is also suggesting where and how it can best manage the impacts from construction and bring long term benefits to the community. 

Hitachi Automotive Systems to Exhibit Advanced Driver Assistance System, Automated Driving System at the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2017 Yokohama

Tokyo, May 17, 2017 --- Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. announced today that it will exhibit at the Automotive Engineering Exposition 2017 Yokohama. The exposition will be held from May 24 to 26 at the Pacifico Yokohama in Japan, under the sponsorship of the Society of Automotive Engineers of Japan.

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