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11.10.12

New research centre for Hitachi

Hitachi Rail has launched a new European Rail Research Centre, as part of Hitachi Europe’s Transportation Energy & Environment Research laboratory.

The centre will be based in Hitachi’s London offices and will focus on rolling stock design, both interior and exterior, manufacturing practices, maintenance and Traffic Management Systems.

Kiyoshi Yamamoto, managing director of Hitachi Europe, said: “We expect the European Rail Research Centre to support Hitachi’s railway business in Europe and contribute to the development of the region’s railway infrastructure.

“The Research Centre will provide safe and high quality solutions by applying Hitachi’s leading technologies. In the future, we’d like to expand the research centre with a local office to directly support Hitachi Rail Europe’s planned manufacturing and assembly plant in the UK.”

Alistair Dormer, executive chairman and CEO of Hitachi Rail Europe, added: “Having the new European Rail Research Centre located in our European headquarters is a great asset and shows the level of long-term thinking and investment by Hitachi’s Research & Development Division. While Hitachi Rail Europe builds up its manufacturing facility in the UK, the findings of the Research Centre will feed into how we best establish the processes in the plant.”

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