Are you looking to work with Hitachi Rail Europe?

We have awarded all of the prime system contracts for the Class 800/801 series trains which you will see on the downloads below. This has taken us to an exciting point in the project. The first systems have now all been delivered and we are actively moving within the test programme for the first trains entering service.


Our factory in the North East of England is fully operational following it's opening in September 2015. We are now growing and developing our workforce within the factory to meet our delivery timescales for the Class 800/801 series trains and future projects.

The production of trains is well underway which means we need to focus our efforts going forward on establishing our tier-two and extended supply base in order to deliver on our exciting new additions to the UK rail network. Our procurement team are also actively reviewing future supply opportunities and looking to tap into the excellent skills and expertise that exists within our supply base globally.

Becoming a supplier to Hitachi Rail Europe

You may have registered your interest previously, and if so, rest assured that your interest has been greatly appreciated and you will have been registered within our system for consideration.

Our key focus going forward will be the following categories, however please take the time to register with us even if your core products aren't listed:

• Large fabrication
• General machining
• Electrical components
• Electrical assemblies
• Mechanical assemblies
• Rail component distributors
• Primary systems
• Logistics
• Factory equipment
• Plastic and rubber manufacture

If this is the first time you are visiting us please take the time to register your company’s interest, company brochure and a general overview to the following e-mail address:

Are you an existing supplier?

From 1st April 2015 Hitachi Rail Europe, Ltd. has implemented a “No PO, No PAYMENT” policy. Introducing this policy will allow Hitachi Rail Europe, Ltd. to streamline its payment processes of invoices, allowing Hitachi Rail Europe, Ltd. to pay all suppliers faster. 

Please note that from the 24th May 2018 we have updated our Hitachi Rail Europe Vendor Privacy Policy - this is available to view here (pdf, 349.42 KB).

For additional information, please click here to read the full Hitachi Rail Europe General Conditions of Purchase.