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Mitsubishi Electric to Open New Engineering Facility in Kobe

Enhanced engineering framework will support expansion of infrastructure business

TOKYO, April 8, 2014 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has completed construction of a new engineering facility in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture to strengthen the company's engineering framework for expanded infrastructure-related business in fields such as public projects, power plants/systems and railway transportation. The facility will start operating from the end of April.

New Engineering Facility

New Engineering Facility

"Mitsubishi Electric is striving to expand its infrastructure business over the medium to long term to meet the increasing global demand for public and energy infrastructure," said Hideki Fukushima, General Manager of the Kobe Works. "The new facility will enhance operational efficiency by consolidation of engineers in charge of design and development, and it will provide additional space for manufacturing activities and test-control equipment."

Facility Outline
Location 1-1-2 Wadasakicho, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Building perimeter 2,250.70 square meters
Floor space 15,626.42 square meters
Structure 7-story steel frame
Purpose Design-related engineering
Resident divisions
and main products
- Kobe Works
Control and monitoring systems for public utilities and railway transportation infrastructure
- Energy Systems Center
Power plants/systems and particle therapy systems
- Transmission& Distribution Systems Center
Systems for power transmission/distribution and system protection
Operations Sequentially from the end of April 2014
Investment Approximately JPY 4 billion
Green measures
-LED lighting with dimmer control
-Energy-efficient transformers, air conditioners, elevators with electric power regeneration, and more
-South-facing light shelf and double-pane glass
-600 square meters of rooftop vegetation