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July 8, 2021

Hitachi Elevator Asia Has Been Offering Touchless Lift Solutions

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Touchless button

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Mobile access system

Singapore, July 8, 2021 --- Hitachi Elevator Asia Pte. Ltd. (“Hitachi Elevator Asia”), a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501; “Hitachi”), has been offering touchless lift solutions including the touchless button and the mobile access system.

During these unprecedented times, our lifestyles and social paradigms have evolved. New social problems have arisen in the new normal. In the building environment, new measures have been put in place by various authorities around the globe to mitigate the risk of infection. These measures include restricting the number of people in lifts, as well as minimizing contact with high-touch areas such as lift buttons.

Hitachi Elevator Asia has developed 2 types of touchless lift solutions to aid in efforts to minimize contact with high-touch areas. Firstly, the touchless button allows users to use the lift without touching the button directly, a built-in sensor within the button will detect users’ fingers within 1 centimeter of the button. Secondly, the mobile access system is a smartphone application that enables users to call lifts using their phone without touching the buttons at the lift hall or in the lift car.

Moving forward, Hitachi and Hitachi Elevator Asia will continue to develop products and services in the new normal that contribute to the realization of a safe, secure and comfortable environment in buildings.

Hitachi Elevator Touchless Button Website

Hitachi Elevator Mobile Access Website

Video of the Touchless Button

Video of the Mobile Access System

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is focused on its Social Innovation Business that combines information technology (IT), operational technology (OT) and products. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2019 (ended March 31, 2020) totaled 8,767.2 billion yen ($80.4 billion), and it employed approximately 301,000 people worldwide. Hitachi drives digital innovation across five sectors – Mobility, Smart Life, Industry, Energy and IT – through Lumada, Hitachi's advanced digital solutions, services, and technologies for turning data into insights to drive digital innovation. Its purpose is to deliver solutions that increase social, environmental and economic value for its customers. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at https://www.hitachi.com.

About Hitachi Elevator Asia Pte. Ltd.

Hitachi Elevator Asia Pte. Ltd., renamed in 2010, was established in 1972 as Hitachi Elevator Engineering (S) Pte. Ltd. The company is well recognised for its quality products and high service standards, having installed lifts and escalators for residential, hotel and office buildings. The company leverages on its talented team and proven experience in global markets to bring high-quality innovations, reliable technologies and efficient production processes to our customers. For more information on Hitachi Elevator Asia, please visit the company's website at http://www.hea.hitachi.com.sg.

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