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Mitsubishi Electric to Build New Engineering Facility at its Kobe Area

Strengthened engineering framework will help to expand infrastructure-system business

TOKYO, April 8, 2013 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it will build a new engineering facility in Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture to strengthen its engineering framework as part of expanding the company's infrastructure-system business in fields including public projects, power generation and rolling stock. The 4-billion-yen facility is expected to start operating in April 2014.
Rendition of new engineering facility

Rendition of new engineering facility

Mitsubishi Electric expects to expand its infrastructure-system businesses over the medium to long term, especially in view of increasing demand for energy infrastructure. The new facility will help to increase operational efficiency by consolidating engineer workforces engaged in design and development. It will also provide increased space for manufacturing and test-control equipment.

Facility Outline
Location 1-1-2 Wadasakicho, Kobe, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan
Building perimeter Approximately 2,300 square meters
Floor space Approximately 15,600 square meters
Structure 7-story steel frame
Purpose Design-related engineering
Resident divisions and main products
- Kobe Works
Control and monitoring systems for infrastructure systems
- Energy Systems Center
Power plant/systems and particle-beam processing systems
- Transmission & Distribution Systems Center
Power transmission/distribution and system-protection systems
Groundbreaking April 2013
Scheduled completion March 2014
Start of operations Sequentially from April 2014
Investment Approximately JPY 4 billion
Green measures
- LED lighting
- Energy-efficient transformers, air-conditioners, etc.
- Double-pane glass
- Approximately 700 square meters of rooftop vegetation