Hitachi Group Develops Next-generation Industrial Controllers for IoT and Global Rollout; Sales to Begin Next Spring

Tokyo, Japan, November 16, 2015 --- Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501, “Hitachi”), Hitachi Industrial Equipment Systems Co., Ltd. (“HIES”) and Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions, Ltd. (“Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions”) announced today that they have developed next-generation industrial controllers that achieve high performance and simple configuration with open technologies, to accommodate global rollout and the Internet of Things (IoT*1), which is the latest trend in the industrial world. The middle range version of these next generation industrial controllers will be offered by HIES, and the high-end version by Hitachi Industry & Control Solutions. Sales are set to begin in stages from April 2016. The controllers will be marketed to a broad range of industries; most notably, the packing machinery, material handling equipment, machine tool, semiconductor/liquid crystal manufacturing equipment, and instrumentation fields.