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Atlanta (Georgia), 9th October 2017 – Another important appointment for Hitachi Rail Italy and Ansaldo STS is the annual event organized by the American Public Transportation Association (APTA), scheduled from 9 to 11 October at the Georgia World Congress Center in Atlanta.

For Hitachi Rail Italy and Ansaldo STS this is the second major exhibition of the year in America (last May in Canada for UITP).

APTA is an important meeting opportunity for the rail sector involving manufacturers, suppliers and experts from all over the world. The two Italian companies, since 2015 part of the Hitachi Group, will have the opportunity to show the innovation of their products at a joint exhibition booth. A particular focus will be onproducts destined for the American market, including the new metro for Baltimore.

"America - says Maurizio Manfellotto, CEO of Hitachi Rail Italy - is a fundamental area for us where we have a historic presence in terms of products and where for some years now we have also operated our own factory. In Florida, we are building vehicles for the Miami metro and we will also produce those for Baltimore here in the US. The technological innovation and reliability of our trains, coupled with our ability to comply with delivery times, make us able to best meet the needs of American mobility."

“When in Ansaldo STS – says Andy Barr, CEO of Ansaldo STS- we talk about North America, we define it as a domestic market. This is for two main reasons: first because our presence here has been strong and solid for a long time; second because one of our main goals is to make it even stronger and widespread. APTA is one of the most important events on our agenda and we are here to talk about our main products like, among the others, CBTC, High Speed Rail, MicroLok-Vipro. Our recent achievements in Baltimore, furthermore, reflect the great trust put in us by the American business environment. We believe in innovation and our place within the Hitachi family secures the access to some exciting new products”.