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Hitachi establishes a $120m, 730 job high-speed train plant in Durham, UK

WAVTEQ Japan success case study   Back to successes

Hitachi and Business Durham

WAVTEQ Japan's team, representing the North East of England secured a major manufacturing plant.

The plant was opened in April 2016 and is for the production, supply and maintenance work of high-speed trains. 35 trains a month will be produced.

Total capital investment is £82 million and 730 jobs have been created. The production facility is 127,500 sq. m.

The trains will enter commercial operation during 2017 and 2018.

The WAVTEQ Japan team, led by Masao Kumori, worked with the Hitachi and the local government to secure the investment.

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