Hitachi Europe has acquired the Railway Engineering Company Ltd from James Fisher and Sons plc. TRE supplies train simulators and automatic routing systems.
The move will strengthen Hitachi’s presence in the European Traffic Management Railway (TMS) sector. Hitachi Rail has over 30 years’ experience in this market, from high-density commuter networks to very high speed.
Hitachi’s railway arm in Europe, Hitachi Rail Europe Ltd. earlier this year was one of the three companies to be awarded a contract to provide a TMS prototype to Network Rail.
Says Kiyoshi Yamamoto, Managing Director of Hitachi Europe Ltd. ‘We are delighted to be announcing this new acquisition, in line with our plans to build a greater presence for Hitachi in the European Infrastructure Systems Business, including the rail industry.’