Press Releases

Hitachi Enters into Agreement to Acquire Air Compressor Manufacturer, Making a Full-scale Entry into the North America Industrial Business

Tokyo, Japan, April 25, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501, “Hitachi”) and Accudyne Industries (CEO : Charles Treadway; “Accudyne”) today announced that the two companies have entered into an agreement regarding Hitachi’s acquisition of Accudyne’s subsidiaries and certain related assets that manufacture and sell air compressors under the “Sullair” brand ( Sullair (President: John (Jack) Carlson)). 

Hitachi and Hirotsu Bio Science to Collaborate in Research for the Practical Application of Cancer Screening Using Nematodes

Tokyo, April 18, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, Hitachi) and Hirotsu Bio Science Inc. (HirotsuBio) today announced that they have entered an agreement to collaborate on research for the practical application of cancer screening using nematodes. The two companies will conduct collaborative research to realize the practical application of HirotsuBio’s “N-NOSE” cancer screening method using nematodes by automating the test process employing the new technology developed by Hitachi to automate the analysis of cancer tests using nematodes.

Horizon Welcomes new Exelon-JAPC Joint Venture

London, 13th April 2017 - Horizon Nuclear Power a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), has today welcomed the formation of a joint venture between Exelon and The Japan Atomic Power Company which will support the company as it continues to progress its nuclear new build project at Wylfa Newydd. The joint venture – to be known as JExel Nuclear – brings together two companies with whom Horizon has already been working and will provide advisory services and operations and maintenance management services.

Mobility Technology Contributing to Next-Generation Vehicles to Be Introduced at the 17th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Shanghai Motor Show)

Tokyo, April 12, 2017 --- Hitachi Automotive Systems (China) Ltd., the regional management company of Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd. in the People’s Republic of China (China), today announced that the company will exhibit at the 17th Shanghai International Automobile Industry Exhibition (Shanghai Motor Show) to be held in Shanghai from Friday April 21st to Friday April 28th.

Hitachi Forms Global Research Team to Accelerate Co-Creation of Internet of Things-based Solutions with Customers

Tokyo, April 11, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, Hitachi) today announced the formation of Insights Laboratory - a new global research team focused on accelerating the delivery of innovative new solutions for Lumada, Hitachi’s IoT platform, using advanced analytics, artificial intelligence (AI) capabilities and NEXPERIENCE collaborative process. The Insights Laboratory team will focus on agile co-creation of digital solutions with customers and partners in every phase of the development cycle.

Hitachi To Showcase Industrial IoT, Energy IoT and Artificial Intelligence Innovations at Hannover Messe, Including Its Humanoid Robot, EMIEW3

London, April 7, 2017 --- Hitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), today announced that the Hitachi Group will be exhibiting at Hannover Messe, demonstrating innovative industrial internet of things (IoT) technologies and artificial intelligence and robotics applications.

Site Licence Application Signals Further Progress for Horizon

London, 4th April 2017 - Horizon Nuclear Power a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE:6501), has taken another major step towards delivering The Wylfa Newydd power station with the submission of its application for a Nuclear Site Licence. A Site Licence is one of the main permissions Horizon will need as it looks to build and operate two UK Advanced-Boiling Water Reactor (ABWR) units on Anglesey in Wales.

Grant of Stock Options as Stock-based Compensation

Tokyo, March 29, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. resolved to grant stock options as stock-based compensation (stock acquisition rights), with stock price conditions, to Executive Officers at the meeting of the compensation committee held today. Furthermore, Hitachi will grant similar stock options as stock-based compensation (stock acquisition rights) to Corporate Officers, the executive positions next to Executive Officers.