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December 9, 2015
Double-decker coaches to be delivered
Naples, Italy, 9 December, 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 the Trenitalia's commuter service.
Trenitalia has exercised an option in the contract signed in March 2010. HRI will supply Trenitalia with an additional 136 rail vehicles consisting of 112 intermediate double-decker coaches and 24 driving cars, all of which will be used for providing seats in 2nd class. The cars will operate across the entire Italian regional network of over 16.000 km. Following the delivery of these optional units, HRI will have provided a total of 706 carriages, consisting of 575 intermediate double-decker cars and 131 driving cars to Trenitalia.
The vehicles are constructed using a steel frame. The double-decker coaches are designed to offer superior passenger comfort by maximizing the use of available space.
The trains will be manufactured in the HRI plants of Pistoia and Reggio Calabria, while components and electronics will be manufactured in the HRI plant of Naples.
Maurizio Manfellotto, CEO of Hitachi Rail Italy said:
"By excercising the option for these additional vehicles, Trenitalia has confirmed its confidence in the quality of Vivalto trains, as a proven and up-to date product. Our order backlog is growing and we will continue to offer our leading-edge technology to Trenitalia."
Wholly owned by Ferrovie dello Stato Spa, Trenitalia is the company which handles passenger transport and logistics. Founded to meet the needs of the railway industry, Trenitalia focuses on seizing the challenges of the market by placing customers at the centre of its activities. It works to make its industrial organization increasingly modern and efficient, where productivity, earnings and high quality services are combined with high levels of social and territorial responsibility and environmental sustainability.
Hitachi Rail Italy is specialized in the manufacture of technologically advanced rolling stock. Created by the evolution of AnsaldoBreda, the most important Italian brand with more than 160 years of history in the rail and metro sector, Hitachi Rail Italy has a wide range of products, ranging from high speed to driverless metros.
Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society's challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company's consolidated revenues for fiscal 2014 (ended March 31, 2015) totaled 9,761 billion yen ($81.3 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes power & infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at http://www.hitachi.com