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Mitsubishi Electric
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Native name
Mitsubishi Denki kabushiki gaisha
FormerlyMitsubishi Electric Manufacturing Co., Ltd.
TypePublic KK
TYO: 6503
IndustryElectrical equipment
FoundedJanuary 15, 1921; 100 years ago (1921-01-15)
Tokyo, Japan
HeadquartersTokyo Building, 2-7-3, Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Area served
Key people
Setsuhiro Shimomura (Chairman),
Masaki Sakuyama
(President & CEO)
ProductsEnergy and electric systems, electronic devices, industrial automation systems, home appliances, information and communication systems and space systems
RevenueIncrease ¥4,394.4 billion (2017)[2]
Increase ¥235.0 billion (2014)[3]
Increase ¥153.5 billion (2014)[3]
Increase ¥3,612.9 billion (2014)[3]
Increase ¥1,600 billion (2014)[3]
Number of employees
138,700[4] (2018) Edit this at Wikidata

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (, Mitsubishi Denki kabushiki gaisha, also abbreviated as MELCO), established on 15 January 1921, is a Japanese multinational electronics and electrical equipment manufacturing company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the core companies of Mitsubishi. The products from MELCO include elevators and escalators, high-end home appliances, air conditioning, factory automation systems, train systems, electric motors, pumps, semiconductors, digital signage, and satellites.[5]

In the United States, products are manufactured and sold by Mitsubishi Electric United States headquartered in Cypress, California.[6]


MELCO was established as a spin-off from the Mitsubishi Group's other core company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, then Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, as the latter divested a marine electric motor factory in Kobe, Nagasaki. It has since diversified to become the major electronics company.[7][8]

MELCO held the record for the fastest elevator in the world, in the 70-story Yokohama Landmark Tower, from 1993 to 2005.[9]

The company acquired Nihon Kentetsu, a Japanese home appliance manufacturer, in 2005.[10]

In 2015 the company acquired DeLclima, an Italian company that designs and produces HVAC and HPAC units, renamed Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems SpA in 2017.[11][12]

In early 2020, MELCO was identified as a victim of the year-long cyberattacks perpetrated by the Chinese hackers.[13]


A large dish antenna in the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric

Some product lines of MELCO, such as air conditioners, overlap with the products from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries partly because the companies share the same root.[8][7]

  • Air conditioning systems
    • Room air conditioners
    • Package air conditioners
    • Variable refrigerant flow (VRF) systems (EcoCute)
    • Ventilators
    • Air curtains
  • Home products
    • Refrigerators and freezers
    • Air purifiers, dehumidifiers
    • Vacuum cleaners, electric fans
    • Toasters[14]
  • Building systems
    • Elevators, escalators
    • Moving walks
    • High-speed hand dryers (marketed as Mitsubishi Jet Towel)[15]
  • Information and communications systems
  • Factory automation systems
    • Programmable controllers
    • AC servo systems, inverters
    • Industrial and collaborative robots,[16] processing machines
  • Energy systems
    • Power generation systems
      • ITER nuclear fusion reactor
      • Photovoltaic panels[17]
    • Transmission and distribution systems
    • Medium & low-voltage switchgear and systems
    • Power information & communication technology
  • Semiconductors and devices
    • Power modules, high-power devices
    • Driver ICs
    • Sensors (Contact image sensors, etc)
    • High-frequency devices
    • optical devices
    • TFT-LCD modules
  • Transportation systems
    • Rolling stock systems
    • Power supply and electrification systems
    • Transportation planning and control systems
    • Communication systems
  • Automotive equipment
    • Charging and starting products
    • Electrification products (Electric power steering system products, safety and driving assistance system products, etc.)
    • Car multimedia products
  • Visual information systems
  • Space systems
    • Satellite programs, platforms, and components
    • Optical and radio telescopes
    • Mobile Mapping System, a high-precision GPS mobile measurement system
  • Public systems

Discontinued products

Global operations

The Mitsubishi Electric-owned Solae Test Tower in Inazawa City, Japan is the world's second tallest elevator testing tower.[23]
Mitsubishi Electric's United States headquarters in Cypress, California
Mitsubishi Electric office in Canada

As of 2013, MELCO's business network around the world were the following:


Mitsubishi Electric wordmark used exclusively in Japan between 1985 and 2014
  • With you today and tomorrow (, 1962–1968, in Japan only)
  • Advanced and ever advancing Mitsubishi Electric (, 1968–1985 in Japan, 1968–2001 outside Japan)
  • SOCIO-TECH: enhancing lifestyles through technology (? SOCIO-TECH, 1985–2001 in Japan. The "Blue MITSUBISHI" logo was introduced for use in Japan.)
  • Changes for the Better (since 2001)[31]


Until September 2016, the company had a corporate team which is now known as the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins. Mitsubishi continues sponsorship of the team.

See also


  1. ^ "Mitsubishi Electric Locations".
  2. ^ "Annual Report FY17" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-02-10.
  3. ^ a b c d "Annual Report FY13" (PDF). Archived from the original (PDF) on 2015-02-10.
  4. ^ "MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC About us - At-a-Glance". Retrieved .
  5. ^ Corporation, Mitsubishi Electric. "Products & solutions". MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC Global Website. Retrieved .
  6. ^ "Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings, Inc".
  7. ^ a b "Mitsubishi heavy industries vs Mitsubishi electric". Arlington Air Conditioning Services. Retrieved .
  8. ^ a b "Mitsubishi Heavy vs. Mitsubishi Electric: Comparison Review". Retrieved .
  9. ^ Pollack, Andrew (1993-09-22). "BUSINESS TECHNOLOGY; Fastest, Maybe Smoothest, Trip Up". The New York Times. ISSN 0362-4331. Retrieved .
  10. ^ "Mitsubishi Electric Announces Conclusion of a Share Exchange Agreement with Nihon Kentetsu Co., Ltd". 2005-07-04. Retrieved .
  11. ^ "Mitsubishi Electric Enters into Agreement to Acquire Majority Interest in DeLclima" (PDF). Mitsubishi Electric. 2015-08-25.
  12. ^ "Climaveneta S.p.A. and RC Group S.p.A. to Merge and Begin Doing Business as Mitsubishi Electric Hydronics & IT Cooling Systems S.p.A. on January 1". Mitsubishi Electric. 2016-12-16.
  13. ^ Author, No (2020-02-13). "Mitsubishi Electric hack began in China in March 2019, defense contractor says". The Japan Times. Retrieved .
  14. ^ "Mitsubishi Makes A $415 Toaster For Extreme Bread Enthusiasts". Gizmodo Australia. 2020-03-12. Retrieved .
  15. ^ "Mitsubishi Jet Towl Website".
  16. ^ "Mitsubishi Electric to launch collaborative robots". Robotics & Automation News. 2018-01-02. Retrieved .
  17. ^ Mitsubishi Electric Introduces New UD5 Series of Photovoltaic Modules Archived October 10, 2007, at the Wayback Machine
  18. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2016-05-20. Retrieved .CS1 maint: archived copy as title (link)
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  22. ^ "Hitachi to buy Mitsubishi Electric's particle therapy business". Nikkei Asian Review. Retrieved .
  23. ^ "Mitsubishi Electric Products".
  24. ^ "". 2011-07-20. Retrieved .
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  27. ^ "". 2013-08-21. Archived from the original on 2016-03-25. Retrieved .
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  31. ^ "MITSUBISHI ELECTRIC CORPORATION History of the Corporate Logo". Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.

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