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Mitsubishi Electric to Open New Engineering Facility in Kobe

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.

“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
 

About Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

With over 90 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment. Embracing the spirit of its corporate statement, Changes for the Better, and its environmental statement, Eco Changes, Mitsubishi Electric endeavors to be a global, leading green company, enriching society with technology. The company recorded consolidated group sales of 3,567.1 billion yen (US$ 37.9 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2013. For more information visit http://www.MitsubishiElectric.com

*At an exchange rate of 94 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2013

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