This new strain of Coronavirus is spreading rapidly throughout the world, various aspects of our lives are being affected, and has brought many significant changes in our workstyles and in the workings of society. Society will adopt digital technologies at an increasing pace. In a society where "working from home" and "contactless technologies" (like non-contact IC cards), and automation technologies – are driving an acceleration in Social Innovation Business, which is based on digital technologies and co-creation, people everywhere are coming to appreciate the importance and convenience of digital technologies more than ever before.
Hitachi sees these dramatic changes in the world in a positive way, and encourages to work together to create a better society. Hitachi is active in a wide range of fields; by combining "OT x IT x Products" with the "Pioneering Spirit" that we have cultivated since the company's establishment. We take on a variety of challenges, and take action. This is the stance that will make Hitachi a global leader, even in a new society.
Hitachi has been involved in the Middle East and North Africa for over 50 years, and genuinely values its role in the region. We have watched the region evolve and mature at an unprecedented rate, and I personally look forward to seeing how collaboration with local stakeholders will continue powering good for all.
The new company, Hitachi ABB Power Grids Ltd (“Hitachi ABB Power Grids”) was launched and began operation. Hitachi ABB Power Grids will expand Hitachi’s energy solutions business globally as a core part of the company’s Social Innovation Business. By combining world-class power grids business with Hitachi’s advanced digital technologies such as Lumada, Hitachi and Hitachi ABB Power Grids will provide innovative energy solutions spanning the Energy (utilities), Mobility, Smart Life (cities), Industry, and IT sectors.
With roots in Hitachi and ABB, the new business will build on more than one century of expertise in pioneering engineering technologies, enabling customers to increase efficiency and maintaining resilience. It will unlock new business models and contribute social, environmental and economic values for a sustainable society.
Hitachi is moving forward toward the goal of becoming a global leader in the Social Innovation Business.