Hitachi Partners With Energy Technologies Institute to Open UK Centre to Develop Smart Grid Technology

London, UK, February 5th 2013 – Hitachi Ltd. (TSE: 6501) and Hitachi Europe Ltd. ("Hitachi"), today announced that it will partner with the Energy Technologies Institute (ETI) to open a new office to develop smart systems and heat technology. Once fully occupied, more than 30 engineers, programme delivery, technology strategy and support staff will be employed on site.