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Hitachi High-Technologies GLOBAL

Enhancing Competitiveness by Establishing a New Company and Transferring to It a Part of the Biotechnology and Medical Products Business

TOKYO, Japan, February 29, 2016 – Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation (TOKYO: 8036, Hitachi High-Tech) announced that it will establish Hitachi High-Tech Kyushu Corporation (Hitachi High-Tech Kyushu) in Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture on September 1, 2016. In addition, on October 1, 2016, Hitachi High-Tech will transfer a part of the biotechnology and medical products business from Hitachi High-Tech and its wholly owned subsidiary Hitachi High-Tech Manufacturing & Service Corporation (Hitachi High-Tech Manufacturing & Service) to Hitachi High-Tech Kyushu. Through these measures, Hitachi High-Tech will aggressively push ahead with speedy product development and enhancing technology development capabilities in the biotechnology and medical products business.

Purpose

The biotechnology and healthcare field is the top priority for Hitachi High-Tech. In this field, the clinical chemistry, immunochemistry, genetic, and microbiology testing markets as well as the DNA-related market continue to offer prospects for sustained, solid growth going forward. Hitachi High-Tech and Hitachi High-Tech Manufacturing & Service are conducting development, design and manufacturing of clinical analyzers and biotechnology instruments, with the Hitachi High-Tech Naka Division (Hitachinaka City, Ibaraki Prefecture), as the primary base. In addition, certain manufacturing operations for this equipment are carried out at the Hitachi High-Tech Omuta Center (Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture), which was set up as a production site for BCP* purposes in 2012.
Hitachi High-Tech will establish Hitachi High-Tech Kyushu for the purpose of upgrading and expanding its production capabilities for clinical analyzers and biotechnology instruments and further enhancing operating efficiency across the entire Hitachi High-Tech Group. By transferring certain development, design and manufacturing functions for this equipment from Hitachi High-Tech and Hitachi High-Tech Manufacturing & Service to Hitachi High-Tech Kyushu, Hitachi High-Tech will work on achieving speedy product development and enhancing its technology development capabilities in the highly competitive and fast-changing biotechnology and healthcare field.

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BCP (Business Continuity Plan)

Outline of Hitachi High-Tech Kyushu

Outline of Hitachi High-Tech Kyushu
Name Hitachi High-Tech Kyushu Corporation
Location 1892-1 Tegama, Omuta City, Fukuoka Prefecture, Japan
Name and title of representative Pending
Business Development, design, and manufacturing of clinical analyzers and biotechnology instruments and related consumables
Capital 80 million yen
Establishment September 1, 2016
Major shareholder and shareholding ratio Hitachi High-Technologies Corporation 100%

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Reiko Takeuchi, Aiko Matsumoto
CSR & Corporate Communications Dept., CSR Div.
Tel: +81-3-3504-7760

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