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Mitsubishi Electric to Consolidate Development and Manufacture of PLC and Operator Panels at Nagoya Works

Operational integration expected to enhance global competitiveness of products

TOKYO, January 26, 2015 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that in a continuing effort to expand its global business in factory automation (FA), the company will consolidate the development and manufacture of programmable logic controllers (PLCs) and operator panels, core products for FA, at its Nagoya Works from this April.



GOT series operator panels

GOT series operator panels

The development and manufacture of Micro PLC and small-range operator panels will be transferred from the Himeji Works. The Nagoya Works currently develops and manufactures midsize and large PLCs and operator panels.

The consolidation will strengthen product competitiveness and solutions development, ranging from entry-level to high-level systems. A common development process will be realized by integrating the company's MELSEC PLC platform and enhanced network solutions, such as CC-Link IE. Mitsubishi Electric also expects to realize higher quality and increased energy savings under its e-F@ctory integrated-manufacturing concept, which enables the visualization of production and energy consumption by seamlessly integrating information and production site systems.

About Nagoya Works
Mainly produces PLCs, operator panels, inverters, AC servos, CNC, EDM, laser processing machines, robots, three-phase motors, magnetic motor starters, transformers (oil-filled, mold, dry and gas), magnetic motor drives, and FA platform. Employed 2,538 people as of March 31, 2014. Located in Higashi-ku, Nagoya, Aichi Prefecture, Japan.

About Himeji Works
Mainly produces electric components and control devices for automotive engines, electric power-steering systems, in-vehicle highway charging systems (ETCs), industrial clutches and brakes, and small PLCs and operation panels. Employed 2,664 people as of March 31, 2014. Located in Chiyoda-machi, Himeji, Hyogo Prefecture, Japan.