Hitachi Rail invests in the digitalization of its plants in Italy (2019)


Investor company description 

Hitachi Rail Italy is an Italian joint-stock company that operates in the production and marketing of rolling stock. The company is currently part of the Japanese Hitachi group. 

Investment description

The investment project consisted of the digital transformation of the plants in Pistoia, Naples and Reggio Calabria through interventions in line with the Industry 4.0 plan. This increased the production of high-speed trains, regional trains, trams and subways (with and without driver), intended for big Italian and foreign rail transport. 

The “Invest in Italy” team supported the company throughout the process of receiving the Development Contract incentive program for large industrial investments.

The investment incentive also financed a research and development program carried out together with five institutions: University of Florence, University of Cassino, University of Naples "Federico II", University of Salerno and the Institute of Industrial Technologies and Automation of CNR.


Accompanying facilities required:

- Support for incentive research

- Support for residence permits


Press Release

Trasporti, Invitalia e Hitachi Rail Italy investono 79,3 milioni. Previsti 409 nuovi posti di lavoro

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