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Manufacturing – not just a man’s world

Manufacturing – not just a man’s world

Press Releases   •   Mar 09, 2016 17:10 GMT

Hitachi Rail Europe (HRE) celebrated International Women’s Day by holding a ‘Ladies Day’ recruitment event at their rail vehicle manufacturing facility in Newton Aycliffe on Tuesday, 8th March. The facility was opened by the Prime Minister in September last year.

Faster, Longer, Greener ‘train’ unveiled at Edinburgh Waverley

Faster, Longer, Greener ‘train’ unveiled at Edinburgh Waverley

Press Releases   •   Feb 10, 2016 14:30 GMT

• First glimpse inside Scotland’s new train - arriving autumn 2017 • Full size model of train interior opens for public viewing • Eight-carriage trains between Edinburgh – Glasgow by December 2018

Hitachi Rail Italy wins a new contract from Trenitalia worth 190 million euro for regional trains

Hitachi Rail Italy wins a new contract from Trenitalia worth 190 million euro for regional trains

Press Releases   •   Dec 09, 2015 12:00 GMT

​Naples/Tokyo, 9 November, 2015 - Hitachi Rail Italy S.p.A.(HRI) today announced that it had won an order worth 190 million euro from Trenitalia to supply new Vivalto regional trains, for Trenitalia’s commuter service.

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Hitachi to Commence the Steps to Launch Mandatory Tender Offer

Press Releases   •   Nov 04, 2015 16:30 GMT

Rome, Italy, 2 November, 2015 --- Hitachi, Ltd. informs that its (indirectly) wholly owned subsidiary, Hitachi Rail Italy Investments S.r.l., today acquired 80,131,081 shares of Ansaldo STS S.p.A. owned by Finmeccanica S.p.A. pursuant to the share purchase agreement entered into on February 24, 2015 with Finmeccanica S.p.A. and been entirely satisfied.

Closing Press Release: Sale of AnsaldoBreda and Ansaldo STS from Finmeccanica to Hitachi completed

Closing Press Release: Sale of AnsaldoBreda and Ansaldo STS from Finmeccanica to Hitachi completed

Press Releases   •   Nov 02, 2015 16:30 GMT

​Rome, Italy, 2 November, 2015 – Finmeccanica and Hitachi today announce the closing of transactions relating to the acquisition by Hitachi regarding the business of AnsaldoBreda S.p.A, with the exclusion of some revamping activities and certain residual contracts, and Finmeccanica’s entire economic interest in Ansaldo STS S.p.A., equal to approximately 40% of its issued share capital.

DCA and Hitachi win 2015 User-Centred Product Design Award for Class 800/801 train

DCA and Hitachi win 2015 User-Centred Product Design Award for Class 800/801 train

Press Releases   •   Oct 13, 2015 12:30 BST

DCA and Hitachi Rail Europe have won the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (HFES) Stanley H. Caplan User-Centred Product Design Award 2015.

Hitachi Rail Europe Wins RailStaff Award for Depot Team of the Year

Hitachi Rail Europe Wins RailStaff Award for Depot Team of the Year

Press Releases   •   Oct 12, 2015 10:00 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. (HRE) is today celebrating winning the RailStaff Award 2015 for Depot Team of the Year.

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Hitachi celebrates two successes at the National Rail Awards 2015 - Karen Boswell MD of Hitachi Rail Europe Wins Outstanding Personal Contribution in Rail

Press Releases   •   Sep 18, 2015 15:30 BST

Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. (HRE) is delighted in the success of Managing Director, Karen Boswell in winning the 2015 National Rail Award for Senior Outstanding Personal Contribution. At the same ceremony Hitachi Rail Europe Ashford Train Maintenance Centre was highly commended in the Maintenance Team of the Year category.

Hitachi brings rail manufacturing back to its British birthplace

Hitachi brings rail manufacturing back to its British birthplace

Press Releases   •   Sep 03, 2015 13:10 BST

​Newton Aycliffe, County Durham; 3rd September, 2015 - Hitachi Rail today celebrated the return of rail manufacturing to its British home in the North East, joining with key delivery partners at the official opening of a £82 million Rail Vehicle Manufacturing Facility in Newton Aycliffe, County Durham.

Hitachi Rail Europe wins award for environmental innovation

Hitachi Rail Europe wins award for environmental innovation

Press Releases   •   Aug 14, 2015 12:28 BST

​Hitachi Rail Europe’s flagship Ashford Train Maintenance Centre, home of the iconic Class 395 fleet, has won a prestigious environmental award from Japan-based Hitachi Limited.