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 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
                         *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


Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Customer Inquiries
General Affairs Department
Kobe Works
Media Inquiries
Katsunobu Muroi, +81-3-3218-2346
Public Relations Division
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