Mitsubishi Electric to Build New Engineering Facility at Its Kobe Area

  Mitsubishi Electric to Build New Engineering Facility at Its Kobe Area

 Strengthened engineering framework will help to expand infrastructure-system
                                   business

Business Wire

TOKYO -- April 08, 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.

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
                              - Kobe Works
                              Control and monitoring systems for
                              infrastructure systems
Resident divisions and main   - Energy Systems Center
products                      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
                              - LED lighting
                              - Energy-efficient transformers,
Green measures               air-conditioners, etc.
                              - Double-pane glass
                              - Approximately 700 square meters of rooftop
                              vegetation
                              

About Mitsubishi Electric

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 3,639.4 billion yen (US$ 44.4 billion*) in the fiscal year ended
March 31, 2012. For more information visit http://www.MitsubishiElectric.com

*At an exchange rate of 82 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the Tokyo
Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2012

Contact:

Media Inquiries
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Katsunobu Muroi, +81-3-3218-2346
Public Relations Division
prd.gnews@nk.MitsubishiElectric.co.jp
http://www.MitsubishiElectric.com/news/
 
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