Mitsubishi Electric to Open New Engineering Facility in Kobe

  Mitsubishi Electric to Open New Engineering Facility in Kobe     Enhanced engineering framework will support expansion of infrastructure                                    business  Business Wire  TOKYO -- April 7, 2014  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                          *Kobe Works                            Control and monitoring systems for public utilities                            and railway transportation infrastructure  Resident divisions     *Energy Systems Center and main products          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                          *LED lighting with dimmer control                          *Energy-efficient transformers, air conditioners, Green measures           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  *At an exchange rate of 94 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2013  Contact:  Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Customer Inquiries General Affairs Department Kobe Works or Media Inquiries Katsunobu Muroi, +81-3-3218-2346 Public Relations Division  
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