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Hitachi Rail

Engineering, Energy & Infrastructure
About Hitachi Rail

With revenues of ¥580.3bn in FY19, approximately 80% of which are from outside of Japan, we have a presence in 38 countries, across 11 manufacturing sites on three continents and over 12,000 full time employees.

Our engineering heritage and culture is rooted in Japan, where our first steam and electric locomotives were built in the early 1920s. A major inroad to the field of passenger transport was made in 1964, with the supply of our first Shinkansen ‘bullet train’ vehicles to coincide with the Tokyo Olympics.

We continue to deliver the most current Shinkansen for Japan’s railways, and have successfully exported our technology and expertise to multiple rolling stock projects across the globe - from high speed, tram and metro, to driverless technologies for passengers and freight.

In recent times, our global footprint outside of Japan has been established primarily on organic expansion in the UK, leading to major contract wins including High Speed 1 and the Intercity Express Programme. Recent acquisitions in Italy and beyond have cemented our digital growth, which has diversified revenue and added capability in signalling and turnkey in particular.

We are ambitious and continue to seek to expand into new key geographies and to deliver new solutions. Drawing on the wider Hitachi Group’s market-leading technology capabilities and R&D, we strive for industry leading innovations able to deliver value for customers and help build sustainable railway systems which benefit wider society.

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