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News and topics

Toshiba’s New Global Brand Identity to Promote Growth and Development
--Introduces “Essence of Toshiba,” a statement of values and guiding principles--

Toshiba Corporation has unveiled a new global brand identity the “Essence of Toshiba,” a restatement of its abiding purpose and values. As a forward-looking and entrepreneurial Toshiba continues its business transformation, the restated corporate philosophy and new brand identity will provide a strong and consistent framework for all communication. A summation of core management values and the DNA that has shaped the company for 143 years, the Essence of Toshiba will guide Toshiba in building a sustainable future by focusing on business domains that support modern life and society, and creating value with reliable technologies.

Press release: POWERCHINA and Toshiba Strengthen Strategic Cooperation in Hydro, Geothermal and Thermal Power Systems

POWERCHINA and Toshiba Strengthen Strategic Cooperation in Hydro, Geothermal and Thermal Power Systems

Beijng, China 2018 Oct 26--Power Construction Corporation of China, Ltd. (hereinafter “POWERCHINA”), and Toshiba Corporation signed a strategic cooperation agreement covering areas such as hydro, geothermal and thermal power systems at the China-Japan Third-Party Market Cooperation Forum.

POWERCHINA and Toshiba Group have been cooperating in power generation businesses, especially in hydropower generation, through such means as exchanging information and cultivating and developing new projects.

The Agreement will open the way to cultivating business opportunities in third countries in addition to Japan and China, and build on our achievements to date, to contribute to securing a sustainable society on the global level.

Toshiba concluded MoU with Philippine government about hydrogen based autonomous energy supply system

Toshiba concluded MoU with Philippine government about hydrogen based autonomous energy supply system

Manila, the Philippines 2018 Oct 16— Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) has concluded a MOU with National Electrification Administration (NEA), an government organization of the Philippines, on the implementation of H2One™, hydrogen based autonomous energy supply system with renewable energy and the use of hydrogen as a fuel for power generation in the Philippines. In the Philippines, half of the current energy supply is comprised of coal and oil-fired thermal power. This MOU with NEA will accelerate business considerations for solutions to energy-related challenges in the Philippines.

Hard disk drive round table by Brainstorm magazine

Hard disk drive round table by Brainstorm magazine

The high capacity storage market is set to show double digit growth in the immediate future, driven by the huge amount of data being generated. How are you managing this? For full story and video visit http://www.brainstormmag.co.za/roundtables/14420-custodians-of-history

Toshiba Africa’s new partner page ESI Africa

Toshiba Africa has partnered up with ESI Africa ‘Africa’s Power Journal’ which is best known as the portal of choice for Africa’s energy and power utility market. ESI Africa is an online news and journal portal that provides news updates and information about and to a dynamic and ever changing energy and power utility industry.

Toshiba Africa’s new partner page ESI Africa

Toshiba Energy and Environmental programme at Leap 3 Science and Maths School

On Friday, 31 August 2018, Toshiba Africa team headed to Alexander based school Leap 3 Science and Maths School. Toshiba Africa Team conducted an Energy Lecture which was not just aimed at informing the students about Power Generation but also environmental sustainability. The lecture consisted of a number of interactive activities where by students got the opportunity to form groups and participate in solar, hydro, wind, and thermal power generation experiments with the assistance of the Toshiba Africa team. Also students learnt environmental issues around power generation and discussed about various energy mix scenarios. Not only does Toshiba Africa (Pty) Ltd donate to Leap Science and Math School, they also encourage the making of science fun through these interactive energy masterclasses.

Toshiba Energy and Environmental programme at Leap 3 Science and Maths School Toshiba Energy and Environmental programme at Leap 3 Science and Maths School

Hydrogen Energy Solution MOU in Indonesia

Hydrogen energy system

Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation (Toshiba ESS) announced their conclusion of a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Badan Penkajian dan Penerapan Teknologi (BPPT), on the implementation of H2One™, an autonomous off-grid hydrogen energy system based on renewable energy and the use of hydrogen as a fuel for power generation in Indonesia on 31 August 2018.

Indonesia is faced with the challenge of supplying stable and low-cost energy for each of its many islands, therefore has the ‘’ RUPTL’’ power supply business plan which aims to increase the total power generation capacity rate of renewables from 12.52% to 23% by 2020.

H2One™ is an integrated system that uses a renewable energy source to electrolyze hydrogen from water, and stores and uses the hydrogen in fuel cells to provide stable delivery of CO2-free, environmentally-friendly electricity and hot water. One of the application of H2One™ is the “Off-grid solution,” which can help realize a sustainable society. This distributed energy system allows the supply of clean and stable energy, without influence from the weather, to islands currently reliant on diesel and other generating systems such as thermal power.

Toshiba ESS and BPPT conduct studies before implementation of the H2One™ and aim to install the first system by 2022.

Toshiba ESS has delivered “H2One™” in a hydrogen project in Scotland and throughout Japan. Toshiba ESS will continue to promote “H2One™” toward a hydrogen economy in Indonesia and other countries.

Toshiba Africa has partnered up with ESI Africa ‘Africa’s Power Journal’ which is best known as the portal of choice for Africa’s energy and power utility market. ESI Africa is an online news and journal portal that provides news updates and information about and to a dynamic and ever changing energy and power utility industry.

African Business Education students visited Toshiba headquarter in Tokyo

African Business Education students visited Toshiba headquarter in Tokyo African Business Education students visited Toshiba headquarter in Tokyo African Business Education students visited Toshiba headquarter in Tokyo

In August 2018 Toshiba welcomed three visitors from Africa at our headquarter in Tokyo as part of African Business Education (ABE) Initiative’s short term internship. ABE initiative is Japanese governmental scholarship programme for African students to go to Japan to study for master degrees and experience internship.

During their two weeks programme students from Kenya and Tanzania had a close look at Toshiba’s operation at Toshiba Corporation, Toshiba Energy Systems & Solutions Corporation, Toshiba Plant Systems & Services Corporation and various factories. Furthermore they had opportunity to meet with Toshiba’s president and COO Satoshi Tsunakawa and also held presentation and workshop about how Toshiba to develop business in their home countries.

It was such a rare opportunity for us to host African students in Japan and as Toshiba Group we would like to continue supporting ABE initiative students in the future.

Toshiba Africa CSR Activity 2016

Toshiba Africa CSR Activity 2016

Toshiba Africa is combining a celebration of the seasonal spirit with the goals of Toshiba Group’s Corporate Social Responsibility Month to promote a December community outreach programme for the second year in a row.

This main event take place on December 5th, when all employees of Toshiba Africa will make donations of food hampers to poor and needy children, aged from six to 10, at the Siyakhula Day care, a nonprofit organization center in Johannesburg, South Africa.

December is CSR Month for the global Toshiba Group, and December 5th is International Volunteer Day, a UN promoted opportunity for a show of fellow feeling and community spirit. Employees of Toshiba companies around the world are encouraged to participate on and around the day, and Toshiba Africa is responding to the call. The company’s employees want to support and demonstrate Toshiba’s commitment to engaging with and contributing to society as a whole as one of its underlying principles.

Toshiba Africa is truly appreciative of all the help and support of its employees in making this event both possible and a success. Toshiba Africa’s intent is to ensure that the less fortunate can enjoy a special treat during the Christmas season.
Building on achievements thus far, Toshiba Africa will continue to motivate employees to participate in contributing to society and to making a positive difference for many years to come.

Toshiba Expands Green Footprint in Turkey

TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has won a major order to supply a flash steam turbine system and generator (STG) for Unit 2 of the Kizildere III Geothermal Power Plant in Turkey. Zorlu Energy, an independent power producer and member of Turkey's Zorlu Energy Group, will construct the plant in Kizildere, in the Aydin province of West Anatolia, Turkey. Toshiba will deliver the generation equipment in July 2017. Support for this major low-emission project will allow Toshiba to expand its green footprint in Turkey and support Turkey in deploying low-carbon power solutions.

Energy consumption in Turkey is growing fast, driven by population growth and economic development, and both the government and the private sector are promoting projects to increase capacity. Toshiba concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Zorlu Energy Group in January this year, covering construction of geothermal, thermal and hydro power plants. Toshiba and Zorlu Energy Group have successfully worked together on past projects, and will continue to cooperate in developing Turkey's power sector under the scope of the MOU.

Toshiba Brings Energy Solutions for Africa to Japan Fair at TICAD VI

Toshiba Brings Energy Solutions for Africa to Japan Fair at TICAD V

25 Aug, 2016, NAIROBI, KENYA—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today announced its participation in the Japan Fair at TICAD VI, the Tokyo International Conference on African Development 2016 that will be held on August 27 and 28 at the Kenyatta International Convention Center. Exhibits at Japan Fair will showcase Toshiba’s ability to provide total energy solutions that ‘Make Energy”, “Transmit and Store Energy” and realize the “Smart Use of Energy”.

Toshiba will demonstrate its ideal positioning to support growing demand for power in Africa with world-class geothermal power generation equipment and high efficiency energy transmission and distribution (T&D) technologies. The spotlight will also be on the company’s key next-generation products for Africa: smart meter systems that deliver enhanced energy network management and support for off-grid energy solutions - essential for providing stable energy in a region as diverse and challenging as Africa.

Kenya Power and Toshiba sign MoU in support of efforts to reduce electricity distribution losses

Kenya Power and Toshiba sign MoU in support of efforts to reduce electricity distribution losses

Nairobi, August 25, 2016……Kenya Power and Toshiba Transmission & Distribution Systems (India) Private Limited (TTDI) , subsidiary of Toshiba Corporation, have signed a memorandum of understanding (MoU) on implementation of a pilot project aimed at decreasing distribution losses in the national grid.

The MoU will guide installation, testing and evaluation of equipment that will be supplied by TTDI, on a trial basis, to improve efficiency and reduce both technical and commercial losses in the distribution network.

Toshiba and Uganda's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development Conclude Memorandum of Understanding on Geothermal Power Generation Business

Toshiba and Uganda's Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development Conclude Memorandum of Understanding on Geothermal Power Generation Business

27 Aug, 2016, KENYA-Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) today concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Uganda’s Ministry of Energy and Mineral Development (MEMD) on a comprehensive partnership in geothermal power that will see the parties collaborate in power generation projects, including personnel development.

Toshiba and Djibouti's ODDEG Conclude Memorandum of Understanding on Geothermal Power Generation Business

Toshiba and Djibouti's ODDEG Conclude Memorandum of Understanding on Geothermal Power Generation Business

9 Aug, 2016, TOKYO—Toshiba Corporation (TOKYO: 6502) has concluded a memorandum of understanding (MOU) with Office Djiboutien de Développement de l'Energie Géothermique (ODDEG), the government organization responsible for developing Djibouti's geothermal power capabilities, that envisages a comprehensive collaboration in the geothermal power generation business. Under the terms of the MOU, ODDEG and Toshiba will cultivate Djibouti's extensive geothermal resources and provide training for personnel working in plants.

ODDEG was established in 2014. It reports directly to Presidency of Djibouti and is responsible for the long-term development of Djibouti's geothermal resources, under the country's plans to promote renewable resources as the basis for a sustainable green economy. Working with Toshiba will allow ODDEG to draw on Toshiba's comprehensive capabilities as the world's single largest provider of geothermal energy equipment, in such areas as creation of guidelines for plant operation and management, the development and supply of generation systems, and support in training personnel to operate plants.