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5/15/2017

HITACHI RAIL ITALY AND ANSALDO STS IN MONTREAL FOR UITP 2017

Montreal (Canada), 15 May 2017 – Technology, innovation and sustainable development. These are just some of the topics at the center of the 60th edition of the UITP Global Public Transport Summit, the world's main fair dedicated to the urban and regional transport, that will be held from 15th to 17th May in Canada, at the Palais de Congres de Montreal.

Hitachi Rail Italy and Ansaldo STS – the Italian companies part of the Hitachi Group since 2015 - will be key players at the international conference with a joint stand, located in Hall 2, where the latest products and research will be presented to customers, institutions, partners and suppliers.

"The exhibition in Montreal – say the Executives of the two companies - is a great opportunity to showcase in Canada our experience and, above all, the new projects in progress. From the success of the fifty Frecciarossa 1000, completed for the Italian high-speed, to the different railway signaling contracts, driverless metros, turnkey solutions, maintenance and full service in Italy and abroad: we have a lot to show to the people who will visit our exhibition area".

The stand will be the place for business meetings, hosting presentations on products and technologies by technicians from both companies. Prominent role of the 2017 edition will be the metros, traditional and driverless, chosen by so many cities in the world: Milan, Rome, Copenhagen, Miami, Honolulu, Taipei, Riyadh and Lima.

Particular attention will be given to "Caravaggio", the new regional train highly innovative in terms of reliability, sustainability and transport capabilities. with which Hitachi Rail Italy has been awarded last year, the largest bid for the regional transportation in Italy.

"A vehicle that has all the features - says Maurizio Manfellotto, CEO of Hitachi Rail Italy - to ensure a difference in quality to the regional transport that allows the train to be preferred to the car, as it is already happening with the high speed. We announced Caravaggio last September at Innotrans in Berlin, we started production in January in our factories, and we take this opportunity to present it to an increasingly "global" level in line with versatility of the product. "

Ansaldo STS, in particular, invites customers and visitors to a real "travel experience", through the driverless metro transport solutions, and presenting the major technological innovations designed for the rail and metro transport (passenger and freight): Communication Based Train Control (CBTC), the leading technology that is revolutionizing the new era of the transit control of the metros and the European Rail Traffic Management System (ERTMS) signaling and train control system designed to ensure interoperability beyond the borders (not only in Europe, but also in Asia, Oceania and Middle East).

"Sustainable solutions presented by Ansaldo STS - explains Andy Barr CEO of the company - are a real incentive especially for the American market for the use of public transport, the real subject of the fair, instead of the private one."

The UITP (International Union of Public Transport) is a two-year event. The previous edition was held in Milan in 2015, and has registered 280 exhibitors from 40 countries with 11,000 visitors.

Hitachi Rail Italy SpA

Hitachi Rail Italy is the most important railway vehicle manufacturer in Italy. In November, 2015 it was acquired by Hitachi Rail Europe. The company was originally formed through the merger of well-known Ansaldo Trasporti and Breda Costruzioni Ferroviarie, who brought together over 160 years of expertise in making urban mobility and rail transport a reality. Hitachi Rail Italy has 2,000 employees working in manufacturing plants in Naples, Pistoia, Reggio Calabria, San Francisco and Miami. The products of Hitachi Rail Italy range from High Speed, the ETR1000 high speed train to trams, metros (including driverless), to regional trains: Caravaggio, Vivato and TSR. The vehicles produced by Hitachi Rail Italy operate in over fifteen countries around the world. The company is led by CEO Maurizio Manfellotto. For more information on Hitachi Rail Italy, please visit the company's website at www.hitachirail.com.

Ansaldo STS SpA

Ansaldo STS – direzione e coordinamento di Hitachi, Ltd.– società quotata alla Borsa Italiana, è un'azienda tecnologica internazionale specializzata nella progettazione, realizzazione e gestione di sistemi di trasporto e segnalamento per linee ferroviarie e metropolitane, per il trasporto passeggeri e merci. Il Gruppo opera come Main Contractor e fornitore di sistemi “chiavi in mano” in tutto il mondo. Ansaldo STS ha sede a Genova e conta circa 4.000 dipendenti in oltre 30 paesi. La società è guidata dall’ ing. Andy Barr. Per ulteriori informazioni su Ansaldo STS, visitare il sito web www.ansaldo-sts.com .

Press Office

Hitachi Rail Italy S.p.A.: paola.limatola@hitachirail.com | Tel: +39 0812432442 
Paola Limatola – Press Office & Media, Brand Image | tel. + 39 334 6074064 


Ansaldo STS SpA: andrea.razeto@ansaldo-sts.com | Tel: +39 010 655 2068 
Andrea Razeto – V.P. External Communication Italy | tel. + 39 335 7083497