About UsAbout Us – History

Overview

The history of Mitsubishi Electric is the history of the development of modern Japan. The company was founded in 1921, when Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. (now Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.) spun off a factory in Kobe...

1920s–1970s

Mitsubishi Electric releases its first electric fan, first television, first elevator and escalator, first computer product and much more...

1980s

Installed the first ever Diamond Vision screen; the world's first spiral escalator; mass production of high-output semiconductor lasers; listing on the London and Paris stock exchanges, and much more...

1990s

Tie-ups with IBM and Hewlett-Packard; establishing philanthropic foundations in the USA and Thailand; awards from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency; the first recycling plant for the household appliance industry, and more...

2000s

KASUMI selected as the standard encryption code for GSM mobile telephones; launch of MTSAT-2 and Superbird-7; released the world's first non-contact fingerprint recognition device; adopted "Diamond Vision Solutions," and more...

2010s

Developed elevator energy conservation management system; the world's largest and longest Diamond Vision screen...

History of the Corporate Logo

Learn more about the evolution of Mitsubishi Electric's corporate logo and our corporate statement.

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