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Mitsubishi Electric In Brief

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Looking toward a greener future.

Mitsubishi Electric
In Brief

Looking toward a greener future.

Mitsubishi Electric
In Brief

Aiming to become a global,
leading green company,
enriching society with technology.

As we progress toward our 100th anniversary, our company-wide focus is clear – applying our technologies to contribute to society and enhance quality of life around the globe. We're working to create a brighter future through innovation, and to ensure a more sustainable world.

In order to achieve this goal, we will continue to improve our wide-ranging products, services and business activities, to help change the planet's environment for the better. Becoming a global leading green company is our future. And it's the key to creating a greener tomorrow.

Mission and
Statement

We're committed to innovation and positive change.

All-encompassing commitment to creativity and constant improvement

The entire Mitsubishi Electric Group is led by its Corporate Mission and Seven Guiding Principles, and takes inspiration from its Corporate Statement. These principles bind our employees around the world with a shared philosophical framework and unite us in realising our vision of a greener future.

Corporate Mission

The Mitsubishi Electric Group will continually improve its technologies and services by applying creativity to all aspects of its business. By doing so, we enhance the quality of life in our society. To this end, all members of the Group will pursue the following Seven Guiding Principles.

Seven Guiding Principles

All of us at Mitsubishi Electric are focused on advancing the development of new environmental technologies and solutions for both consumers and businesses alike. But, we never lose sight of the original management philosophy that is the foundation for every aspect of our business.

1. Trust
Establish relationships with society, customers, shareholders, employees, and business partners based on strong mutual trust and respect.
2. Quality
Provide the best products and services with unsurpassed quality.
3. Technology
Pioneer new markets by promoting research and development, and fostering technological innovation.
4. Citizenship
As a global player, contribute to the development of communities and society as a whole.
5. Ethics and Compliance
Conduct ourselves always in compliance with applicable laws and demonstrate high ethical standards in all endeavours.
6. Environment
Respect nature, and strive to protect and improve the global environment.
7. Growth
Assure fair earnings to build a foundation for future growth.

Changes for the Better

Corporate Statement

“Changes for the Better,” the corporate statement of the Mitsubishi Electric Group, encapsulates all that we stand for and aspire to — a brighter future for society, industry and everyday life through innovation. It expresses our commitment to continuously adapt and evolve in the unwavering pursuit of excellence, and represents the raison d’être for each and every employee.

Legacy

Our past points the way to a growing future.

Building on a long legacy of innovation

Our story traces the history of the development of modern Japan. Mitsubishi Electric was founded in 1921 when Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. Ltd. (now Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.) spun off the electrical machinery plant of its Kobe Shipyard as a separate company. We immediately branched out and grew at a remarkable pace, always anticipating and answering the needs of each era with innovation. In the 1960s when we were emerging as one of Japan's most innovative diversified electrical equipment manufacturers, we were already exploring environmentally responsible manufacturing technologies decades before the environment became a prominent theme.

As we extended our global reach and pioneered developments in fields ranging from computers to satellites, we have introduced breakthrough after breakthrough for the benefit of society, industry and individuals. Building on our past achievements filled with world's firsts, fastest and largest, we aim to add a new chapter as a leading green company.

Timeline of Progress

1870
Tsukumo Trading Company, which was the origin of Mitsubishi, was established.
1886
Mitsubishi Sha was established. It promoted its business diversification and grew as a modern corporation.
1917
Spinning-off of the business departments started. Mitsubishi Goshi Kaisha became a holding company.
1921
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation was established.
1946
Mitsubishi Headquarters was dissolved.

Each Mitsubishi company started as a new independent entity.

1870
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation is an independent company like other Mitsubishi companies. With the exception of other companies in the Mitsubishi Electric Group, it bears no legal affiliation to other companies that have the word “Mitsubishi” in their names.
Mitsubishi's founder,
Yataro Iwasaki
(Photo credit:
The Mitsubishi Archives)
Evolution of the three-diamond mark

The Three Principles —
Just as Relevant Now as Then

Our origins can be traced back to Yataro Iwasaki, the founder of the Mitsubishi Group, from which Mitsubishi Electric was born. His philosophy of justice and duty to society is summarised in a creed articulated by Koyata Iwasaki, the fourth president of the Mitsubishi organisation. The creed is called the sankōryō or “Three Principles,” and evolved into the guiding principles we follow today. Mitsubishi Electric and other Mitsubishi companies share these three tenets of Iwasaki's management philosophy:

  • Corporate Responsibility to Society
  • Integrity and Fairness
  • Global Understanding through Business

Guided by this common heritage, Mitsubishi Electric transforms these words into action, pursuing thoroughgoing compliance and a variety of philanthropic and environmental activities around the world.

Environmental Vision

Putting greater emphasis on products

As a diversified electrical and electronics manufacturer, Mitsubishi Electric has focused on energy- and resource-saving measures during the manufacturing and shipping of our products, implementing a variety of effective energy-saving and waste reduction initiatives at our business sites. Now, we are putting greater emphasis on how to improve our technologies and products to deliver even greater energy efficiency and environmental performance throughout their lifecycle. All of Mitsubishi Electric will work together to help usher in a greener future.

Working to change the
environment for the better.

Environmental
Vision 2021

Environmental Vision 2021 is the long-term environmental management vision of the Mitsubishi Electric Group. With our sights set on 2021, which also marks our centennial year, we are leveraging our broad range of cutting-edge technologies and the commitment of our employees worldwide to reduce CO2 emissions, promote recycling, reduce waste and respect biodiversity.

Environmental Vision 2021

Contribute to Society

(through our products, services and business activities)

Strengthen our Constitution

(through boosting efficiency and reducing waste)

Environmental Statement

Eco Changes is the Mitsubishi Electric Group's environmental statement, and expresses our stance on environmental management. Through a wide range of businesses for homes, offices, factories, infrastructure and even outer space, we are helping to contribute to the realisation of a sustainable society. In line with our corporate statement, “Changes for the Better,” which reflects our drive to always seek improvement and make changes accordingly, Eco Changes represents our efforts to work together with our customers to change the global environment for the better.

Next-generation Power Device Technology

Silicon is conventionally used to make the ubiquitous power devices found in everything from household appliances and railway equipment to electric vehicles and industrial machinery. Seeking better performance and efficiencies, Mitsubishi Electric has focused its research on SiC (silicon carbide) as a next-generation material and was the first company to develop intelligent power modules (IPM) using SiC in 2010. This new technology will help to produce more energy-efficient products and contribute to the realisation of a sustainable society.

Compared with a conventional IPM, SiC-IPMs achieve 70% power loss reduction and 50% module size reduction.

Large-scale, High-purity Plastic Recycling

At Mitsubishi Electric, we are building a recycling-based society, starting with the closed-loop recycling of end-of-life home appliances by our own company. We developed technology that separates and recovers various types of plastic from these products, resulting in reusable material with 99% purity or higher. Our recycling plants are already in operation, producing recycled plastic for use in the manufacture of new products. These advances have enabled us to establish Japan's first large-scale, high-purity plastic recycling system.

Ratio of recycled plastic available for use in new products increased to a maximum of 70%. Formerly only 6% of plastic was recovered and made available for use in new products.

Corporate Social
Responsibility

Good corporate
citizenship is woven
into the fabric of
our company.

CSR is an integral part of
everything we do

The Mitsubishi Electric Group promotes its corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities based on the conviction that CSR is at the core of all business activities. Our Corporate Mission and Seven Guiding Principles lie at the foundation of our CSR policies. Placing particular emphasis on corporate ethics and compliance, we constantly work to improve our educational programs and strengthen our internal control system. At the same time, we pursue initiatives related to quality management, environmental preservation, philanthropy and improved communication with all stakeholders.

Mitsubishi Electric Group's
Corporate Social Responsibility

The operating environment continues to undergo dramatic changes, reflecting advances in globalisation, revisions to legislation, and other factors. What must continue regardless of how the times may change is a respect for corporate ethics and compliance and a commitment to not compromise on environmental issues and product quality. This commitment of the Mitsubishi Electric Group was first articulated in the Keiei no Yotei, or Keys to Management, which was drawn up at the time of Mitsubishi Electric's founding in 1921. The spirit of this document, which states our contributions in areas such as the prosperity of society, product quality and customer satisfaction, lives on today in our Corporate Mission and Seven Guiding Principles. With these tenets as our core principles, the Group promotes various initiatives in order to fulfil its corporate social responsibilities.

For a Society of Smiles

The Mitsubishi Electric Group is helping to enrich society through a broad range of philanthropic and volunteer activities in Japan and around the world. For example in the USA, the Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation has been helping young people with disabilities to maximise their potential and participate in society. In Thailand, the Mitsubishi Electric Thai Foundation not only funds university scholarships and elementary school luncheon programs, but also actively supports school volunteer programs. Through the variety of volunteer activities and support programs across America, Europe and Asia, we are in touch with the unique needs of local communities and doing something to help make a difference.

  • Employee volunteer environmental preservation activities (Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.)
  • Support for young musicians (Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. French Branch)
  • Cultivating vegetables for school luncheon programs (Mitsubishi Electric Thai Foundation)

Research and
Development

We're already drawing up
the technologies of tomorrow.

Global platform for innovation

Pioneering achievements in photovoltaic systems. Innovations in energy-efficient home appliances. Developments that will open the way to the smart grid of tomorrow. All our breakthroughs begin with anticipating the evolving needs of our customers and examining them in the context of the environment and society. In our quest for next-generation technologies that lead to solutions, we leverage resources both inside and outside our global network of R&D centres, and work in close creative collaboration with customers. We also participate actively in industry-academia co-operative projects. Our R&D activities are helping to create changes for the better.

R&D Centres

At Mitsubishi Electric, the growth, profitability, efficiency and soundness of our business are fuelled by an unwavering commitment to research and development. At the Advanced Technology R&D Center, we are looking at a broad range of research areas for the future. The mission of developing information and communications technologies is undertaken by the Information Technology R&D Center. At the Industrial Design Center, we explore innovative product design and its usability. Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, the North American arm of our corporate R&D organisation, pursues application-driven basic research and advanced development in communications, video/image processing, data analysis and mechatronics technologies. In Europe, Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe B.V. is investigating new possibilities in environment and energy technology, and telecommunications technology. Anticipating the needs of tomorrow, our network of research centres in Japan and overseas are forging next-generation technologies today.

Advanced Technology R&D Center, Japan.
Information Technology R&D Center, Japan.

Key Technologies

The breakthroughs that will define the future and make your life better will come from ceaseless research and development in a range of key technologies:

Building Systems

We are developing advanced technology to assure comfort, safety and energy efficiency in high-speed elevators for high-rise buildings.

Information and
Communication Systems

While our research is laying the foundation for the next-generation high-speed optical network to meet ever increasing broadband communication demand, our work in cryptography and information security will help keep that increasing amount of data safer.

Design

Through adoption of Universal Design principles in our product development, we are pursuing true ease of use and comfort for everyone, regardless of physical condition.

Industrial Mechatronics

Our development of high-speed laser drilling machines are contributing to increased productivity in the manufacture of circuit boards for mobile phones and digital household appliances that offer increasingly complex functionality.

Home Appliances

In response to the ever increasing size and quality of HD TV screens, we are developing ultra high-resolution technology that takes full advantage of both expressive performance and definition.

550kV gas insulated switchgear interrupts current the instant that a system fault is detected, for safer control and isolation of critical systems.
Development of SiC (silicon carbide) power modules is paving the way for the next-generation power semiconductor.
Anticipating increased demand for electric vehicles, we are developing more compact motor systems to drive them.

Products and
Services

Building Systems

Reinventing urban living

Responding to the demand for greener systems, energy savings, and other urgent challenges in cities around the world, Mitsubishi Electric is applying our world-leading expertise in people-moving, HVAC, building security and photovoltaic technologies to provide solutions for commercial and residential complexes, changing the way you live and work for the better.

Elevators and Escalators

Since the 1930s, Mitsubishi Electric elevators and escalators have been moving people rapidly in comfort and safety. Today our super high-speed elevator technology makes ultra high-rise architecture practical while creative breakthroughs such as our spiral escalator open up new possibilities in public space design. Engineered for reliability, our elevator systems not only deliver a comfortable ride, but are also highly sophisticated, ensuring energy efficiency and safety for passengers. Our commitment to safety, quality, efficiency and ecology is summarised by our slogan “Quality in Motion.”

Building Management Systems

Integrated management of various building facilities, such as air conditioning, lighting and elevators, facilitates energy saving.

Observation elevators of Emirates Palace Hotel, Abu Dhabi.

Air Conditioning Systems

Comfort meets ecology

As a world leader in residential, commercial and industrial air conditioning systems, Mitsubishi Electric not only offers solutions for an extreme range of climatic conditions, but also seeks to provide quiet trouble-free performance with maximum energy efficiency and minimum impact on the environment throughout the life of the system.

Air Conditioning Systems

Beginning with the launch of air conditioner production in 1954, Mitsubishi Electric has been redefining what is considered a comfortable environment. Today comfort means not only a pleasant temperature, but also clean air, silent operation and, of course, energy-saving performance driven by our highly efficient and durable DC motor technology. People in colder climates also rely on Mitsubishi Electric air conditioning systems for warmth in winter. Inverter technology combined with an original flash injection circuit dramatically improves heating capacity when outside air temperatures are low, making the advantages of heat-pump air conditioning available to cold regions. And in these eco-conscious times, a comfortable environment must be provided in a sustainable manner. As a result of reduced use of hazardous materials in production, the introduction of waste liquid and gas recovery technologies and achievement of high recyclable material content, our air conditioners are environmentally compatible throughout their life cycle.

Easy-to-install slim profile models maintain constant temperature with eco-conscious performance.

Space Systems

Space utilisation, the next frontier

Exploring the universe with radio telescopes, spanning the heavens with bridges of communication and monitoring our fragile environment with earth observation technology. Mitsubishi Electric is leveraging its unique strengths in the design and manufacture of satellites to open a new era of space utilisation.

Satellite Systems

Over the past four decades, Mitsubishi Electric has completed more satellite projects for communications concerns, government agencies, and other large-scale clients than any other Japanese company. Mitsubishi Electric applies extensive expertise and experience in the solar panel, antenna, amplification, tracking, control and ground station system technologies to provide turn-key system solutions for major space-based networks.

Ground Systems

As a satellite earth station system supplier since the 1960s, we have provided total systems to international and regional networks in many countries that rely on the INTELSAT satellite system. Now we are opening the next frontier in space system infrastructure. Linking the Tsukuba Control Center and seven other stations worldwide in a wide-area network (WAN), Mitsubishi Electric is helping to build a space-based IT infrastructure.

ST-2
This is the first Japan-made satellite ordered from outside Japan. It covers a wide area encompassing the Middle East, Central Asia, and Southeast Asia, and delivers high-quality satellite communication services.

Energy Systems

Empowering the modern world

A ground-breaking photovoltaic inverter with a conversion efficiency over 97%. Environmentally well-considered power transmission systems. From power generation, transmission and distribution to switchgear and systems, Mitsubishi Electric is innovating the power infrastructure with eco-conscious, energy-saving solutions.

Photovoltaic Systems

With over 35 years of experience in the photovoltaic industry, Mitsubishi Electric's PV systems are designed and built for optimal efficiency and reliability. We're proud to use 100% lead-free solder in our photovoltaic modules and continue to lead the industry in our development of high-efficiency PV modules.

Tapping the clean power of the sun with high-efficiency PV modules.

Power Systems

Around the world, demand for electrical power is expanding. As countries develop, electricity not only powers the growth of their business and industry but also is a vital lifeline for homes. Today we are providing countries around the world with the same cutting-edge power systems that powered the development of Japan.

Energising the future, our power systems perform with mission-critical reliability.

Factory Automation Systems

Creating added value in manufacturing

Supported by our global service network, the extensive lineup of Mitsubishi Electric factory automation and processing systems are on factory floors around the world, helping diverse industries enjoy the added value of rapid integration, flexibility and efficiency, and achieve new levels of productivity, precision and above all, quality.

Automation Systems

For more than 75 years, manufacturers all over the world have relied on Mitsubishi Electric for advanced automation equipment. From modular programmable logic controllers (PLCs) capable of controlling a high-end automation platform, to micro-PLCs, AC servos and our lineup of inverters, the automation system products of Mitsubishi Electric continue to earn the respect of manufacturers around the world.

Programmable logic controllers, the MELSEC series supports production lines ranging from simple process control to complete machine control.

Industrial Automation Machinery

Industries utilising automation machinery require more precise processing, higher functionality and efficiency. Mitsubishi Electric delivers with next-generation technology that does the job with incredible precision and mission-critical reliability. As an example, our numerical controllers play a key role in machine tool systems, electrical discharge machines and laser cutting machines. Our state-of-the-art electrical discharge machines are used in the manufacturing processes of medical equipment, semiconductors, electronic devices and more. It is their ability to deliver accurate processing, without the use of valuable human resources, which enables our customers to improve productivity and quality levels.

Mitsubishi Electric's electrical discharge machines are the industry leader in high- precision machining.

Semiconductors and Devices

Redefining the state of the art

“State-of-the art” is a constantly moving target. From our power modules, optical devices, and high frequency devices to our TFT-LCD module technology, our leading-edge semiconductors and devices are bringing a “smart life” to society — from your home to outer space. Mitsubishi Electric is constantly innovating, setting new standards in energy savings and performance.

Semiconductors and Devices

Mitsubishi Electric semiconductors and devices are contributing to the achievement of reliable technology, from products in the home to equipment used in space. Our power devices contribute to the creation of a low-carbon society by supporting smart grid implementation in a variety of fields, including hybrid and electric vehicles, renewable energy, consumer electronics, and power generators and transformers used in the electric power infrastructure. Our high frequency devices are supporting high-frequency transmission from satellites, base stations, mobile handsets and data communications. Our optical devices are key to connecting the optical information networks of the future. And our TFT-LCD modules ensure optimum high brightness and high contrast ratio, a wide viewing angle, performance in a broad spectrum of operational temperatures, and excellent colour quality in diverse indoor and outdoor operating environments.

8.4-, 10.4- & 12.1-inch colour TFT-LCD industrial-use modules (TFT-LCD modules)
Power Module J Series T-PM for hybrid and electric vehicles (power device)
C-band Gallium Nitride (GaN) High-Electron Mobility Transistor (high frequency device) for satellite earth stations

Transportation Systems

Bound for a greener future

Already synonymous with reliable, safe and comfortable rail transportation around the world, Mitsubishi Electric is adding “energy-efficient” to the list of qualities that define our advanced rolling stock systems, station facility systems, planning and control systems and communication systems.

Rail and Road Systems

Rail system solutions are garnering attention as viable transportation with less environmental impact. Mitsubishi Electric is striving for high-level environmental performance through new technologies, such as low energy consumption rolling stock, regenerated electric power, levelling of power loads, and more. An example is the M-7 EMU of Long Island Rail Road, N.Y., USA, based on know-how across all disciplines.
Our motivation is to provide sophisticated mobility using leading-edge technologies. Other examples: Electronic Toll Collection System (ETC), Advanced Cruise-Assist Highway Systems (AHS) and on-board navigation systems. They mitigate pollution and greenhouse gas-generating traffic congestion by reducing the possibility of traffic accidents through road and vehicle cooperative systems, or congestion detection and information- providing technologies.

Propulsion control systems used in M-7 EMU of Long Island Rail Road, N.Y., USA.

Automotive Equipment

Looking for the next milestone

Reaching for ever higher performance and reliability while reducing size, weight and power consumption, Mitsubishi Electric creates the automotive electrical components, electronics and mechatronics that are making vehicles smarter, greener and safer. At the same time, our car multimedia systems empower drivers with information and expand the world of in-car entertainment.

Automotive Equipment Systems

For over 80 years, Mitsubishi Electric has answered the challenges of the automobile industry with cutting-edge technology.
Today we supply leading car manufacturers worldwide with a wide range of products from alternators and electric power steering motors to IPU for hybrid electric vehicles and multimedia systems. Responding to growing environmental concerns, the automobile industry is undergoing dramatic changes. Mitsubishi Electric is at their side, applying our innovative technologies to produce a new generation of clean low-emission vehicles that deliver more efficient fuel consumption.

“Intelligent Connect” concept demonstrates how cars in the near future will smoothly link you with external information sources.
(Tokyo Motor Show 2011)
The world's smallest and lightest* EPS motor controller unit
*Mitsubishi Electric research as of September 2010

Information and Communication Systems

Staying in touch with technology

From satellite systems and backbone systems for next-generation optical networks to the critical optical cross-connect systems that convert between optical and electronic signals, Mitsubishi Electric provides, integrates, and services the advanced information and communication systems that keep you connected.

ERP Systems and Data Centres

Mitsubishi Electric is a total information infrastructure provider, from system integration such as Enterprise Resource Planning systems and services provided by environmentally compatible data centres, to the remote operation and monitoring of customers' systems through an Integrated Control Center manned around-the-clock, year-round by expert engineers. With robust reliability and security, Mitsubishi Electric helps protect and utilise one of our most precious resources — information.

Professionals at the Integrated Control Center (ICC) can remotely respond to faults to quickly restore customer systems.

Communication Systems

Mitsubishi Electric is playing an integral role in the development of the communications infrastructure. We are not only making optical fibre-based ultra high bandwidth access networks possible, but also making them easier to maintain and more economical with technology such as GE-PON (Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network) and more. Our communication systems will shape the next generation communications infrastructure and revolutionise how people keep in touch.

Mitsubishi Electric is at the forefront of the optical fibre-based communications era.

Visual Information Systems

Making a visible difference

Image quality. That is why customers around the world continue to look to Mitsubishi Electric for the most advanced visual information systems from giant stadium displays to large-scale LED marquees and display walls. While setting new standards in brilliance and reliability, our technology delivers cost savings throughout the product lifecycle with innovative features and higher energy efficiency.

Large-Scale LED Display

Integrating advanced information technology with our cutting-edge display technology, Mitsubishi Electric leads the way in visual communications. Certified as the world's longest screen by Guinness World Records (as of 2010), the Diamond Vision LED at the Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, UAE gives every horse-racing fan a front row seat to the action. Since 1980, when our first Diamond Vision was installed at Dodger Stadium, Mitsubishi Electric's pioneering large-scale video display technology has consistently delivered the highest resolution, the brightest, most colourful and clearest imaging available.

The world's longest LED screen adds a new dimension to the excitement of horse racing.

Public Systems

Supporting society's infrastructure

Delivering life-saving early tsunami warnings, ensuring safer road transportation, exploring superconductivity applications in medicine and making water safer to drink. The broad scope of Mitsubishi Electric's public systems and solutions embody our corporate mission of enhancing the quality of life in society through constantly innovating our technologies and services.

Particle Beam Treatment Systems

Public health has always been a priority for Mitsubishi Electric. In 2005, our carbon- ion particle beam system became the first of its type in the world to be granted official certification as a medical device. Accelerating carbon ions up to approximately 70% the speed of light, this system can concentrate radiation on a tumour with its greatest energy at a fixed depth from the body's surface, targeting only the tumour while minimising damage to the surrounding tissue.

Our breakthrough in particle beam treatment systems opens new possibilities in radiation oncology.

Ozone Systems

Clean water is one of our most precious resources. Since conventional methods of water treatment can negatively impact the environment, the use of ozone in wastewater and drinking water treatment is growing in popularity as an environmentally practical solution. It is a more potent disinfectant than chlorine, an effective deodorizer, a water clarification agent, and produces a harmless by-product —oxygen— when used in water treatment.

Eliminating the need for chemicals harmful to the environment, ozone systems are an eco-compatible way to process water.

Home Products

Making ecological living easier

We believe the road to a sustainable global society begins in each home. From home air conditioning and photovoltaic systems to electrical appliances and audio-visual systems, every Mitsubishi Electric product is designed to make an eco-conscious lifestyle more effortless and enjoyable through energy-saving performance, robust reliability and a minimum carbon footprint.

Air Conditioners and Home Appliances

Imagine how much you could reduce the burden on the environment
if every appliance in your home were more energy-efficient and environmentally compatible. Optimised for recycling, our air conditioners feature a highly efficient power inverter system that can reduce power consumption. In all our home products, the application of Universal Design principles ensures access and ease of use for everyone.

Energy-efficient, quiet and eco-conscious, our new generation of air conditioners redefine comfort.

Digital AV

Mitsubishi Electric digital audio-visual equipment for the home is quality you can see. The smoothness of the liquid crystal film in our LCD TVs produces a clear improvement in contrast ratio. Our Blu-ray Disc™ recorder features advanced functions like automatic TV commercial zapping and an auto skip feature that jumps to the most exciting parts of sports programs.
Blu-ray Disc™ is a trademark of the Blu-ray Disc Association.

Our development of a new liquid crystal film has resulted in a quantum leap in contrast and clarity.

Global
Network

Global network of innovation

The customers we serve and the challenges we meet are global, and so is Mitsubishi Electric. Seamlessly supporting our research, manufacturing and marketing activities around the world is a global network of R&D centres, branches and affiliates.

  • AMERICAS
  • ASIA-PACIFIC
  • EUROPE
  • MIDDLE EAST &
    AFRICA
  • JAPAN Head Office

AMERICAS

Brazil

  • Melco-Tec Rep. Com.e Assessoria Tecnica Ltda.
  • Melco Automotivos do Brasil Ltda.

Canada

  • Mitsubishi Electric Sales Canada Inc.

Chile

  • Heavenward Ascensores S.A.

Colombia

  • Melco de Colombia Ltda.

Mexico

  • Mitsubishi Electric de Mexico, S.A. de C.V.
  • Internacional de Elevadores, S.A. de C.V.

USA

  • Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Finance America, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.
  • Powerex, Inc.

ASIA-PACIFIC

Australia

  • Mitsubishi Electric Australia Pty. Ltd.

China

  • Mitsubishi Electric (China) Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Mitsubishi Elevator Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Mitsubishi Electric & Shangling Air-Conditioner and Electric Appliance Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics (Shanghai) Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Shanghai Electric Elevator Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Automation (China) Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Air-Conditioning & Visual Information Systems (Shanghai) Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Shihlin Automotive ChangZhou Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric (Guangzhou) Compressor Co., Ltd.
  • Zhuzhou Shiling Transportation Equipment Company Limited Mitsubishi Electric Dalian Industrial Products Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Tianwei Power Transmission Equipment Co., Ltd.
  • XD Mitsubishi Electric Switchgear Co., Ltd.
  • Xi-Ling Electric Power Products Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
  • Shandong Hualing Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Guangdong Ryoden Lift & Escalator Co., Ltd.
  • Baoding Tada Cooling Equipment Co., Ltd.
  • Baoding Baoling Transformer Co., Ltd
  • Mitsubishi Electric Automation Manufacturing (Changshu) Co., Ltd
  • Mitsubishi Electric Automotive (China) Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric GEM Power Device (Hefei) Company Limited
  • Changchun Qiming Lingdian Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd.
  • Shanghai Electric Ryoden Energy Saving and Control Technology Co., Ltd.

Hong Kong

  • Mitsubishi Electric (H.K.) Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Hong Kong Group Ltd.
  • Digitec Industrial Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Elevator Hong Kong Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Automation (Hong Kong) Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Ryoden Air-Conditioning & Visual Information Systems (Hong Kong) Ltd.

India

  • Mitsubishi Electric Automotive India Private Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd.

Indonesia

  • P.T. Mitsubishi Jaya Elevator and Escalator
  • P.T. Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Indonesia

Korea

  • Mitsubishi Electric Automation Korea Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Elevator Korea Co., Ltd.
  • Melco Automotive Korea Co., Ltd.

Japan

  • Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Head Office)

Malaysia

  • MITSUBISHI ELEVATOR MALAYSIA SDN. BHD.
  • MELCO Sales Malaysia Sdn. Bhd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric (Malaysia) Sdn. Bhd.
  • RYODEN BUILDING MACHINERY SDN. BHD.

Pakistan

  • MELPA (PRIVATE) LIMITED

Philippines

  • International Elevator & Equipment, Inc.
  • Laguna Auto-Parts Manufacturing Corp.

Singapore

  • Mitsubishi Elevator (Singapore) Pte. Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Asia Pte. Ltd.

Taiwan

  • Mitsubishi Electric Taiwan Co., Ltd.
  • Shihlin Electric & Engineering Corp.
  • Taiwan Mitsubishi Elevator Co., Ltd.

Thailand

  • Melco Thai Capital Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Elevator (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Kang Yong Watana Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Automation (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • Kang Yong Electric Public Co., Ltd.
  • Siam Compressor Industry Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Consumer Products (Thailand) Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Elevator Asia Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Thai Auto-Parts Co., Ltd.

Vietnam

  • Melco Elevator Vietnam Co., Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Vietnam Company Ltd.

EUROPE

Czech Republic

  • Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Czech s.r.o.
  • Electric Powersteering Components Europe s.r.o.

France

  • Ascenseurs Mitsubishi France S.A.S.
  • Mitsubishi Electric R&D Centre Europe B.V.

Germany

  • Vincotech GmbH

Netherlands

  • Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Europe B.V.
  • Mitsubishi Elevator Europe B.V.

UK

  • Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Systems Europe Ltd.
  • Mitsubishi Electric Finance Europe PLC

MIDDLE EAST & AFRICA

Egypt

  • MELCO-MEC Egypt for Elevators & Escalators

Kuwait

  • Middle East Electric Company W.L.L.

Lebanon

  • MITSULIFT (Holding) S.A.L.

Saudi Arabia

  • Mitsubishi Electric Saudi Ltd.

South Africa

  • Melco Elevator (South Africa) Pty. Ltd.

UAE

  • ETA MELCO Elevator Co. L.L.C.

(As of April 1, 2012)

History of
Innovation

Milestones in ingenuity

Our path to the future is built on an unbroken record of innovation and excellence.
Our next century will carry on our tradition of “changes for the better.”

1921

Establishment of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

1924

Production of first vertical-axle hydroelectric generator

1926

Completion of 25,000 kVA turbine manufactured for the Yawata Ironworks

1928

EF52, the first large-scale electric locomotive produced in Japan

1935

Commencement of elevator and escalator production

1935

Installation of first Mitsubishi Electric escalator in the Isetan department store

1953

First commercial television release

1956

Electric refrigerator

1961

Development of Japan's first IC chip, the Molectron

1964

Completion of radar equipment for the weather station atop Mt. Fuji

1968

Commercial release of Kirigamine wall-mounted split-type room air conditioner

1968

Launch of MELCOM-81, representing the beginnings of the business computer
*Recognised as “Future Technology Heritage” by the National Science Museum of Japan

1968

Order by Mexican Communications Ministry for an international satellite communications antenna for Intelsat

1978

Commercial release of MELSEC-008 PLC

1978

Development of the world's first upright linear tracking record player

1980

Debut of Diamond Vision display at Dodger Stadium in the United States.

1983

Mitsubishi Electric selected as principal contractor for Japan's first domestically produced communications satellite (CS-3)

1985

Commercial release of the first Japanese-made 37-inch colour television

1988

Development of the optical neurochip, a key device for realising an optical neurocomputer

1990

Commercial release of the world's first car navigation system incorporating GPS

1993

Delivery of HIMAC particle beam therapy system to National Institute of Radiological Sciences

1999

Completion of Subaru telescope for the National Astronomical Observatory of Japan facility on the summit of Mauna Kea, Hawaii
Photo courtesy of NAOJ

2000

Adoption of MISTY® technology as encryption standard for 3rd-generation mobile phones

2003

Launch of OPTUS-C1, the first commercial satellite produced for overseas customers

2007

Completion of 173-meter-tall elevator testing tower (world's tallest at the time)

2008

Launch of SUPERBIRD-C2, Japan's first domestically produced commercial satellite

2009

Commercial release of the world's first* rice cooker with no steam port
* Put on sale February 1, 2009. Based on water-cooling steam recovery system.

2009

Successful docking of “KOUNOTORI” (HTV) unmanned supply vehicle with International Space Station
Photo courtesy of JAXA

2010

Installation of the world's longest (at the time) video screen system at Meydan Racecourse in Dubai, UAE

2010

GE-PON (Gigabit Ethernet Passive Optical Network) systems win “top share” status in Japan.

2011

“Hayabusa” Series E5, holder of the Japanese speed record for a train

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