Hitachi to Establish a Global R&D Structure from the Customer's Perspective

Tokyo, February 27, 2015 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (“Hitachi” / TSE:6501) today announced that as of April 1, it will reorganize the Group’s current R&D structure. The present three laboratories in Japan (the Central Research Laboratory, the Hitachi Research Laboratory, and the Yokohama Research Laboratory), the Design Division, and overseas research bases will be reorganized into the Global Center for Social Innovation, the Center for Technology Innovation, and the Center for Exploratory Research. The goal of this reorganization is to promote R&D from the customer’s perspective, on a global scale.