Press Releases

Executive Changes of Hitachi Europe

London, UK, 9th March, 2017 --- Hitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., today announced that Mr Akira Shimizu has been appointed as Chairman of the Board, Hitachi Europe. Mr Shimizu, who also serves as Vice President and Executive Officer, General Manager of the Government and External Relations Division of Hitachi, Ltd., succeeds Mr Klaus Dieter Rennert in this role. The new appointment will be effective on 1 April 2017 and forms part of Hitachi’s new business structure as announced earlier in the year.

DFKI and Hitachi Jointly Develop AI Technology for Human Activity Recognition of Workers Using Wearable Devices

Germany and Japan, March 8 2017 -- Deutsches Forschungszentrum für Künstliche Intelligenz (German Research Center for Artificial Intelligence, “DFKI“) and Hitachi, Ltd. (Hitachi) today announced the joint development of AI (artificial intelligence) technology for human activity recognition of workers using wearable devices. The AI technology performs real-time recognition of workers’ activities by integrating technology in eye-tracking glasses to recognize gazed objects with technology in armband devices to recognize action.

Hitachi to launch “ALOKA ARIETTA 850”, the flagship model of the ARIETTA series diagnostic of ultrasound platforms

Vienna, March 2, 2017 --- Hitachi, Ltd. today announced that Hitachi launches ALOKA ARIETTA 850, the flagship model of the ARIETTA series of diagnostic ultrasound platforms. This premium model features superior image quality, seamless workflow, and advanced applications.

Horizon and Exelon Partner to Advance Wylfa Newydd Project

London, 15th February 2017 --- Horizon Nuclear Power and Exelon Generation today announced a partnership to advance Horizon’s progress towards becoming a world class nuclear operator. Exelon Generation, a leader in nuclear safety and operational excellence, operates the largest fleet of nuclear plants in the United States. This new operating partnership brings Exelon’s experience to Horizon as it grows its own expertise and capability to operate a next generation nuclear power station at Wylfa Newydd on Anglesey, North Wales.

Hitachi Rail Italy wins a contract worth 106 million Euros for additional 15 “Leonardo” metro trains from Azienda Trasporti Milanesi

Naples, Italy, February 13, 2017--- Hitachi Rail Italy today announced that it has been awarded a contract, signed February 8th, worth 106 million EUR from Azienda Trasporti Milanesi (ATM) to manufacture an additional 15 “Leonardo” metro trains for the city of Milan. 

Hitachi Automotive Systems and Honda Sign MoU Aiming to Establish Joint Venture Company for Electric Vehicle Motors

Tokyo, February 7, 2017 --- Hitachi Automotive Systems, Ltd., and Honda Motor Co., Ltd., today announced the signing of a Memorandum of Understanding ("MoU") on Feb. 3, aiming to establish a joint venture company for the development, manufacture and sales of motors for electric vehicles. The two companies now will conduct formal discussions regarding the establishment of the new company.