June 27, 2016
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Mitsubishi Electric Operations Recover from Damages Sustained by Kumamoto Earthquakes
TOKYO, June 27, 2016 – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that the production capacities of its factories in Kumamoto Prefecture on the island of Kyushu, southern Japan, have returned to the same level as before the series of earthquakes struck the region on and after April 14. Mitsubishi Electric expresses its heartfelt gratitude to customers, partner companies, construction companies, facility and equipment manufacturers, component manufacturers, and all those concerned for their kind cooperation.
At Mitsubishi Electric's Power Device Works (Kumamoto) in Koshi, Kumamoto Prefecture, production reached the same level as before the earthquakes on the targeted date of May 31. On June 27, production at Mitsubishi Electric's LCD Division and affiliate Melco Display Technology Inc. in Kikuchi, Kumamoto Prefecture, has reached the same level as before the earthquakes.
The Mitsubishi Electric Group has also donated a total of 50 million yen (approximately US$440,000) to aid victims and support recovery efforts, as announced on April 17.
Separately, on June 30, the Mitsubishi Electric Group will donate a cumulative 62,816,510 yen (approximately US$560,000) through a matching-gift program, called the Mitsubishi Electric SOCIO-ROOTS Fund, to people affected by the earthquakes. Donations were collected at Mitsubishi Electric offices from April 22 to May 31. Contributions from employees amounted to 31,408,255 yen, which the company then doubled. Of the total, 56,534,829 yen will be donated to the Central Community Chest of Japan and the remainder will be transferred to the Japan Council on Disability.
The Mitsubishi Electric Group expresses its deepest sympathies to those affected by the earthquakes and will do its utmost to contribute to a quick recovery.