London, UK, 27th May 2015 - The Hitachi Rail Europe new offices, accommodating 25 employees in the first instance and up to 50 at full capacity, were officially opened on May 5, 2015. The new offices are at 500 Avebury Boulevard, Milton Keynes, Buckinghamshire MK9 2BE.
Welcoming the opening, Keith Jordan, Managing Director, Hitachi Rail Europe, said:
“Hitachi Rail Europe is continuing to invest in the UK, and the opening of our new office in Milton Keynes is yet another example of our determination to be a major player in the UK rail sector.”
Based in the new office in Milton Keynes will be:
- The project team working on the delivery of the AT200 commuter trains for Abellio’s ScotRail franchise; and
- The Learning and Development division of Hitachi Rail Europe.
Opening an office in Milton Keynes office will allow Hitachi Rail Europe to be closer to one of its key customers, Network Rail, working together to develop skills in signalling, Traffic Management and the Digital Railway .
Keith went on to say:
“Milton Keynes is a strategic geographical location with easy commuting from the South and the North of the country. Milton Keynes is home to many growing international organisations and we look forward to being an inclusive member of the business community in this region. Having offices in Milton Keynes is a key part of our ongoing strategy to provide more job opportunities here in the UK.”
In summing up Keith ended by saying;
“A number of key roles at the Milton Keynes office have already been filled but we are always looking for experienced individuals to join the Hitachi team. In particular we are looking to add to our engineering capability working out of various locations in the UK and at our Head Office in London. We would encourage anyone who is interested in having an exciting career with Hitachi Rail Europe to check our careers page for up and coming vacancies. We definitely want to hear from you!”
Pam Gosal, Head of Corporate Economic Development & Inward Investment at Milton Keynes Council: Invest MK said:
‘We would like to welcome Hitachi Rail Europe to Milton Keynes, this move further endorses our international status as a world class business location, which is strengthened by the fact that we are home to hundreds of international companies. We were delighted to be approached to assist in the initial stages of Hitachi Rail Europe’s investment in Milton Keynes.’
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About Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd.
Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd., is a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Europe, Ltd. and is headquartered in London, UK.
Hitachi Rail Europe is a total railway system supplier offering rolling stock, traction equipment, signalling, traffic management systems, and maintenance depots.
Hitachi draws on many years of experience as a leading supplier of high-speed trains such as the Shinkansen (bullet train) for the Japanese and international markets. In Europe, Hitachi Rail Europe’s first rolling stock contract was to deliver a fleet of 29 Class 395 trains, the first domestic high-speed train in the UK, which are maintained at Hitachi’s state of the art depot in Ashford, Kent. As part of the British Department for Transport’s Intercity Express Programme, Hitachi Rail Europe will replace the UK’s ageing fleet of Intercity trains, and will establish a new rolling stock manufacturing facility in the UK for this purpose. The trains will be maintained and services in a number of new maintenance depots along the Great Western Main Line and the East Coast Main Line.
For more information about the company, please visit: www.Hitachirail-eu.com .