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Hitachi Cable America Inc. – The First to Receive Dual-rated Low-Smoke Halogen Free - Riser listing from UL

Manchester, New Hampshire, USA, September 24, 2015

Hitachi Cable America Inc. (HCA) recently received the very first low-smoke halogen free (LSHF) dual-rated listing for its NanoCore™ multiunit family of fiber optic cables. Provided by UL, the listing identifies the cables as both low-smoke zero-halogen and riser-rated. The new listing will allow the cables to be installed in any riser environment as defined by the U.S. National Electrical Code while also providing the halogen-free characteristics that many owners desire in their cable infrastructure. Products utilizing halogen-free materials are considered more environmentally friendly than those that do not. Lynne Humenik, President and CEO of Hitachi Cable America said, “Once again our engineering department has overcome a number of development hurdles to produce a next-generation product of exceptional quality. Not only is this product a truly greener alternative to other cables, it was achieved while maintaining the high performance levels of the NanoCore™ product line ” Steve Galan of UL added, “We are pleased to see a key manufacturer of fiber optic cables taking the lead with the release of products in the new LSHF listing category. It’s a category in which we expect to see significant growth.” The new LSHF listed cables are manufactured at HCA’s Manchester, New Hampshire, USA facility and are available with both singlemode and multimode fiber optic glass.

About Hitachi Cable America:

Hitachi Cable America Inc. (HCA) is an indirect wholly owned subsidiary of Hitachi Metals, Ltd., a global manufacturer of high-grade metal products with customers in the computer, automotive and aerospace industries. Hitachi’s headquarters is in Purchase, New York, USA.

Hitachi consists of two divisions: The Performance Cable Systems & Materials Division, the Automotive Products Division and the North America Carrier Networking Division. The Performance Cable Systems and Materials Division designs and manufactures copper and fiber optic communication cables and assemblies for a multitude of industries. Products support applications such as Ethernet, Industrial Ethernet, video, Power over Ethernet, HDMI, Infiniband and more. Manufacturing is done at the Manchester, New Hampshire, USA facility. For the US market, the company also imports and sells Hitachi products including optical components, wires and cables, medical cables and high-speed transceivers.

The Automotive Products Division designs and manufactures high-performance materials and components used by the automotive industry. Products include power cable harnesses for electric/hybrid vehicles, brake hose products and electric sensor harnesses. The Automotive Products Division operates manufacturing facilities in Indiana, Florida and Mexico.

About Hitachi, Ltd.

Hitachi, Ltd. (TSE: 6501), headquartered in Tokyo, Japan, delivers innovations that answer society’s challenges with our talented team and proven experience in global markets. The company’s consolidated revenues for fiscal 2014 (ended March 31, 2015) totaled 9,761 billion yen ($81.3 billion). Hitachi is focusing more than ever on the Social Innovation Business, which includes power & infrastructure systems, information & telecommunication systems, construction machinery, high functional materials & components, automotive systems, healthcare and others. For more information on Hitachi, please visit the company's website at

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Steven Kenney
Hitachi Cable America Inc.

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