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January 16, 2020
Tokyo, January 16, 2020 --- Hitachi Industrial Products, Ltd. ("Hitachi Industrial Products") announced that Hitachi Industrial Products received safety standards: "EN 15085 certificate" for welding of railway vehicles and components by TÜV Rheinland Japan, 3rd party inspector in Japan.
Hitachi Industrial Products is contributing to the global railway industry by supplying the compact and high-efficient Railway Motor, based on long technological history. The certificate is not required to the Motor itself before. However, the requirements are recently increasing to comply with EN 15085 standard or equivalent standards. Hitachi Industrial Products received EN 15085 certificate to further develop global railway motor business as an opportunity to improve more safety manufacturing process and supply more reliable motors.
It is necessary for Japanese railway related manufactures to comply with the standards and requirements in each countries and area, when they export the system and components for railway vehicles in such regions. Especially in Europe, EN 15085 is required as one of the safety standards for welding of railway vehicles and components.
The welding of manufacturing process for railway vehicles is important for public transportation to keep safe operation and EN 15085 is required in Europe. The issuance of EN 15085 certificate proved that Hitachi's welding quality and safety control for railway motor has met European Safety Standards.