Hitachi Develops Secure Resource Sharing Technology in Collaboration with Research Institutes in Germany and Hungary

Tokyo, March16, 2017--- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, Hitachi) today announced the joint development of a resource sharing technology to flexibly share production facilities among enterprises with secure transfer of important information such as production quantity and machining process, with the Fraunhofer Institute for Manufacturing Engineering and Automation(“Fraunhofer IPA”) in Germany and the Institute for Computer Science and Control, Hungarian Academy of Sciences (“MTA SZTAKI”). This achievement was registered as a use case of the Japan-Germany IoT collaboration promoted by the Japanese Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry (“METI”) and the German Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy (“BMWi”) to facilitate cooperation relating to IoT and Industrie 4.0