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Hitachi Data Systems Netherlands, based in Zaltbommel, the Netherlands, is the assembly base for storage products and related products. It is also the distribution center for shipping products to Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. This new factory was completed in 2013 and incorporates a number of environmental measures, becoming a top class environmentally conscious factory. The 1.6MW PV system, the largest of the Hitachi Group, was installed on the roof in order to utilize renewable energy. Geoexchange and heat pump systems are used for heating and cooling the factory. In addition to switching all lighting to LED lighting, charging stations for electric vehicles and electric-assisted bicycles were installed as part of the energy conservation measures. Additional measures include collecting rainwater for use in toilets, and promoting waste recycling. This factory received the grand prize in the Eco-Factory category at FY 2013 GREEN 21 Awards, the Hitachi Group environmental award program for these environmentally conscious measures.