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Opening Ceremony of Hitachi Asia Ltd.’s Yangon Branch Office (PDF Type, 30 kByte)

January 29, 2013

Opening Ceremony of Hitachi Asia Ltd.’s Yangon Branch Office

Singapore, 29 January 2013 – Hitachi Asia Ltd. today announced the opening ceremony of the Yangon Branch of Hitachi Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd. in the city of Yangon, Republic of the Union of Myanmar.

Held on January 28, the ceremony was attended by close to 300 distinguished guests. They include General Myint Swe, Yangon Region Chief Minister and Hitachi Executives – Mr. Kazuhiro Mori, Executive Vice President and Executive Officer, Hitachi, Ltd. and Mr. Kiyoshi Kinugawa, Chief Executive for Asia, Hitachi, Ltd.

In November 2012, Hitachi established its branch office in Yangon in order to continue exploring potential business opportunities for the ‘Social Innovation Business’ that it is promoting globally. Hitachi has long contributed to the development of social infrastructure in Myanmar. Notably, the company has supplied power generation equipment to local power plants since the 1950s. At the same time, the group aims to contribute to the sustainable growth of Myanmar.

Overview of Yangon Branch
Name Hitachi Asia (Thailand) Co., Ltd. (Yangon Branch)
Representative Tsunehiro Takahashi, General Manager
Address Room No. 703, 7th Floor, FMI Center, No. 380, Bangyoke Aung San Road, Pabedan Township, Yangon, Myanmar

About Hitachi Asia Ltd.

Hitachi Asia Ltd., a subsidiary of Hitachi, Ltd., is headquartered in Singapore. With offices across seven ASEAN countries – Indonesia, Malaysia, Myanmar, Philippines, Singapore, Thailand and Vietnam – the company is focused on its Social Innovation Business to answer society’s challenges. Hitachi Asia and its subsidiary companies offer a broad range of information & telecommunication systems, power systems, social infrastructure & industrial systems, electronic systems and equipment, construction machinery, high functional materials and components, automotive systems, home appliances and others. For more information on Hitachi Asia, please visit the company’s website at

About Hitachi Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, is a leading global electronics company with approximately 326,000 employees worldwide. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2012 (ended March 31, 2013) totaled 9,041 billion yen ($96.1 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, power systems, construction machinery, high functional material & components, automotive systems and others.

For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company’s website at