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Products: Automotive Equipment

History

From our founding in 1921 and into the future, we continue to take up challenge after challenge using the technologies we have cultivated.

  • Himeji Works
  • Sanda Works

2000 –

  • 2016

    Production of fuel pump module transffered from Fukuyama Works to Himeji WorksHimeji

  • 2014

    Production of motor generators beginsHimeji

  • 2013

    Production of digital TV tuners for use around the world beginsSanda

    Manufacturing and sales base for automobile parts in Mexico—Mitsubishi Electric Automotive de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. (MEAX)-establishedHimejiSanda

    EV 'EMIRAI2' concept car announced at 2013 Tokyo Motor Show

  • 2012

    Production of PHEV battery chargers for cars beginsSanda

  • 2011

    Manufacturing and sales companies for automobile products in China — Mitsubishi Electric Automotive (China) Co., Ltd. (MELAC) and Changchun Qiming Lingdian Automotive Electronics Co., Ltd. (QLAC)-establishedHimejiSanda

    Production of Blu-ray disk players for cars beginsSanda

  • 2007

    Established Melco Automotive Korea Co., Ltd. (MAK) established in South Korea

  • 2005

    Production of DC-motor turbo actuators beginsSanda

  • 2004

    ISO/TS16949 quality management system certified (Himeji and Sanda Works)HimejiSanda

  • 2002

    Manufacturing base for automobile electrical components in Brazil — Melco Automotivos do Brasil Ltda. (MEAB)-establishedHimeji

    Manufacturing company for automobile electrical components in China — Mitsubishi Electric Shihlin Automotive Changzhou Co., Ltd. (MESAC)-establishedHimeji

  • 2001

    Production of integrated intelligent power drive units for hybrid vehicles beginsHimeji

    Manufacturing base for EPS components in the Czech Republic — Electric Powersteering Components Europe s.r.o. (EPCE)-establishedHimeji

  • 2000

    Production and sales of ETC beginsHimeji

    Automotive electrical component manufacturing base in the Czech Republic — Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Czech s.r.o. (MEAC)-establishedHimeji

  • Himeji Works
  • Sanda Works

1999 – 1920

  • 1998

    European manufacturing base for automobile equipment — Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Europe B.V. (MEAE)-establishedHimejiSanda

    Automotive equipment manufacturing and sales base in India — Mitsubishi Electric Automotive India Pvt. Ltd. (MEAI)-establishedHimejiSanda

    Became ISO14001 environmental management system certified (Himeiji and Sanda Works)HimejiSanda

  • 1997

    Automotive Electronics Development Center established

    Automotive equipment manufacturing base in Thailand — Mitsubishi Electric Thai Auto-Parts Co., Ltd. (META)-establishedHimejiSanda

    Automotive equipment manufacturing base in Indonesia — PT. Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Indonesia (MEAINA)-establishedHimeji

    Integrated automobile equipment manufacturing base in North America Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc. (MEAA)-establishedHimeji Sanda

  • 1996

    Mass production of high-pressure fuel pumps & in-cylinder injectors for direct injection system of gasoline engines beginsHimeji

  • 1994

    Production of electrically-controlled EGR valve beginsSanda

  • 1991

    Automotive equipment manufacturing base in the Philippines—Laguna Auto-Parts Manufacturing Corporation (LAMCOR)-establishedHimeji

  • 1990



    Production of world's first GPS-equipped navigation system for OEM beginsSanda





    Production of in-tank fuel pump for fuel injection beginsHimeji

  • 1988

    Production of automobile electrical components in the USA beginsHimeji

    Production of world's first electric power steering system beginsHimeji

  • 1987

    Production of world's first RDS-equipped car audio for OEM beginsSanda

  • 1986

    Sanda Works rededicated as a production facility specializing in automotive related actuators and car audio systemsSanda

  • 1985

    Production of car CD players beginsSanda

  • 1982

    Production of new type of alternator (internal fan construction) beginsHimeji

  • 1980

    Full production of parts compatible with electronically-controlled fuel injectors beginsHimeji

  • 1979

    Car audio production begins in SingaporeSanda

    Production of world's first electronic tuner car radio beginsSanda

  • 1970

    Production of the world's first auto-reverse cassette player beginsSanda

  • 1968

    Mass production of alternators incorporating lC regulator beginsHimeji

  • 1967

    Production of 8-track audio deck with radio beginsSanda

  • 1962

    As a world's first, started mass production of alternators for use in passenger vehiclesHimeji

  • 1959

    Production of fuel pumps at the Fukuyama Works beginsHimeji

  • 1955

    First car radios manufacturedSanda

  • 1954

    Exhibited vehicle electrical components at the 1st All-Japan Automobile Show (the current Tokyo Motor Show)Himeji

  • 1953

    First nationwide service network in the industry establishedHimeji

  • 1946

    Production of vehicle electrical components (dynamo starter) beginsHimeji

  • 1943

    Himeji Works, a satellite factory of Kobe Works, establishedHimeji

    Production of aircraft electrical components at the Fukuyama Works beginsHimeji

  • 1933

    Marketed E-type axial rotation magnet as the first vehicle electrical componentHimeji

  • 1921

    Founding of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

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