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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”.

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

Ansaldo STS SpA

Ansaldo STS – headquartered and coordinated by Hitachi, Ltd. – listed on the Italian Stock Exchange, is a technological company specialized in design, realization and management of transport and signaling systems for railway and metropolitan lines for the transportation of passengers and goods. The Group operates as Main Contractor and supplier of “turn-key” systems all over the world. Ansaldo STS is based in Genoa and has 4,000 employees in over 30 countries. The company is led by CEO Andy Barr. For more information on Ansaldo STS , please visit the company's website at


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

Ansaldo STS SpA: | Tel: +39 010 655 2068
Andrea Razeto – V.P. External Communication Italy | tel. + 39 335 7083497

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