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Press Release Chennai, India 05-10-2023

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Hitachi Energy inaugurates its largest Global Technology and Innovation Center in Chennai

The facility aims to foster collaboration toward sustainable, flexible, and secure energy systems in India and around the world.

Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu, Thiru. M. K. Stalin, with Dr. T.R.B Rajaa, Minister of Industries, Tamil Nadu, Claudio Facchin, CEO of Hitachi Energy, and N Venu, Managing Director and CEO, India and South Asia, Hitachi Energy, inaugurated the new Hitachi Energy Global Technology and Innovation Center in Chennai. This center is owned by Hitachi Energy Technology Services Pvt Ltd, a wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Energy Ltd., Switzerland.

Tamil Nadu is one of the country's most industrialized states with enormous business potential1. "Such world-class innovation and technology centers coming up in Tamil Nadu reflects the quality of our local talent and will further boost the state's vision of becoming a trillion-dollar economy by 2030. I congratulate Hitachi Energy for the inauguration of this state-of-the-art innovation and technology center and look forward to their inclusive growth journey," said Thiru. M.K. Stalin, Honorable Chief Minister of Tamil Nadu.

Hitachi Energy’s Global Technology and Innovation Center is spread over 3,00,000 sq feet, with nearly 50,000 sq feet of dedicated lab space. This facility will house over 2,500 energy transition technologists with post-doctorate, doctorate and postgraduate degrees specializing in grid automation, transformers, high-voltage, and grid integration. Designed as a self-sufficient infrastructure, the center can give end-to-end support to business models catering to various segments.

"With our pioneering spirit and commitment to people and innovation, Hitachi Energy remains focused on advancing a sustainable energy future for all. This Center in Chennai is a strategic investment that accelerates innovation, digitalization, and engineering capability to support our customers in advancing the world’s energy system to be more sustainable, flexible, and secure. It further reinforces our commitment in India as a critical hub ready to take on the challenges of the transformation of the future global energy system through electrification,” said Claudio Facchin, CEO of Hitachi Energy.  

"The new Global Technology and Innovation Center supports our vision of made in India for India and the world. Through diversity and collaboration, it is geared toward delivering real-impact in research & development (R&D) and end-to-end engineering of global projects,” said N Venu, MD & CEO – India and South Asia, Hitachi Energy. “The urgency of the energy transition is reflected in our rapidly expanding talent base in the country; the center is set to add another 20 percent by the end of 2024," he added.

With Tamil Nadu accounting for 15 percent of doctorates and 11 percent of postgraduates, it’s gaining prominence as an innovation and R&D hub in the country2. "Tamil Nadu is emerging as a vibrant knowledge hub and is one of the most sought-after places globally for research and innovation. The Hitachi Energy Global Technology and Innovation Center reflects our rich talent pool and R&D ecosystem. I congratulate them and wish them the best, and hope that their research establishment will enable our Chief Minister Thiru. M. K. Stalin’s goal of spotlighting Tamil Nadu’s deserved place as the knowledge capital of South Asia,” said Dr. T.R.B. Rajaa, Honorable Minister for Industries, Investment Promotion and Commerce, Tamil Nadu.

The center brings under one roof diverse engineering and R&D capabilities Hitachi Energy has built over the years. It is equipped to execute over 1,000 projects a year across 40 countries around the world. Competencies include engineering, project management, tendering, supply chain management (SCM), customer service, marketing, cyber security, commissioning, system studies, remote services and many more. The brain trust of this center underpins projects of Hitachi Energy entities worldwide. 


About Hitachi Energy

Hitachi Energy is a global technology leader that is advancing a sustainable energy future for all. We serve customers in the utility, industry and infrastructure sectors with innovative solutions and services across the value chain. Together with customers and partners, we pioneer technologies and enable the digital transformation required to accelerate the energy transition towards a carbon-neutral future. We are advancing the world's energy system to become more sustainable, flexible and secure whilst balancing social, environmental and economic value. Hitachi Energy has a proven track record and unparalleled installed base in more than 140 countries. Headquartered in Switzerland, we employ around 40,000 people in 90 countries and generate business volumes of over $10 billion USD.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi drives Social Innovation Business, creating a sustainable society through the use of data and technology. We solve customers' and society's challenges with Lumada solutions leveraging IT, OT (Operational Technology) and products. Hitachi operates under the business structure of “Digital Systems & Services” - supporting our customers’ digital transformation; “Green Energy & Mobility” - contributing to a decarbonized society through energy and railway systems, and “Connective Industries” - connecting products through digital technology to provide solutions in various industries. Driven by Digital, Green, and Innovation, we aim for growth through co-creation with our customers. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal year 2022 (ended March 31, 2023) totaled 10,881.1 billion yen, with 696 consolidated subsidiaries and approximately 320,000 employees worldwide. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at


Manashwi Banerjee

Head of Communications

Hitachi Energy India Ltd