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London, UK, Published date 1 February, 2023

Hitachi Europe Appoints Andrew Barr as President

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London, 1st February 2023 – Hitachi Europe, Ltd. today announced the appointment of Andrew Barr as President of Hitachi Europe, Ltd. The new appointment will take effect from 1st April 2023.

Andrew, currently Group CEO of Hitachi Rail, Ltd., has dedicated almost 20 years of his career at Hitachi, spearheading the growth of the Rail business in Europe and globally. With his in-depth knowledge of Hitachi and his mobility sector experience, Andy will lead Hitachi Europe’s business in this newly created role at a broader level, as it continues to grow and seek further business opportunities across the region.

Andrew will remain as Executive Officer and Vice President of Hitachi, Ltd., working globally to help Hitachi achieve synergies across the business and become a major player in Social Innovation and Environment.

Andrew Barr said: “I am delighted to take up this new role at Hitachi Europe. There is so much opportunity within the region and I’m looking forward to helping all of our businesses make the most of the opportunities here. As a climate change innovator, Hitachi has a vital role to play in helping our customers and society at large to decarbonise. With our experience in digital transformation and social infrastructure, we can help our customers, cities and governments really accelerate the path to net zero.”

Andrew is succeeded in his previous role at Hitachi Rail by Giuseppe Marino as Group CEO.


About Hitachi Europe Ltd:

Hitachi Europe Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is headquartered in Stoke Poges, UK. The company is focused on its Social Innovation Business - delivering innovations that answer society’s challenges. Hitachi Europe and its subsidiary companies offers a broad range of information & telecommunication systems; rail systems, power and industrial systems; industrial components & equipment; automotive systems, digital media & consumer products and others with operations and research & development Laboratories across EMEA. For more information, visit

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