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)).