Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Public company
Traded as Template:Tyo
Industry Electrical equipment
Founded Tokyo, Japan January 15, 1921 (1921-01-15)
Headquarters Tokyo Building, 2-7-3, Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Key people Setsuhiro Shimomura, Chairman
Kenichiro Yamanishi
(President & CEO)
Products Energy and electric systems, Electronic devices, Industrial automation systems, Home appliances, Information and communication systems
Revenue Steady ¥3.639 trillion (2012)[* 1]
Operating income Decrease ¥225.44 billion (2012)[* 1]
Net income Decrease ¥112.06 billion (2012)[* 1]
Total assets Increase ¥3.391 trillion (2012)[* 1]
Total equity Increase ¥1.191 trillion (2012)[* 1]
Employees 114,443 (2011)[1]
Parent Mitsubishi Group

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (三菱電機株式会社 Mitsubishi Denki Kabushiki-gaisha?) is a Japanese multinational electronics and electrical equipments manufacturing company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the core companies of the Mitsubishi Group.

Mitsubishi Electric manufactures electric and architectural equipment, as well as a major worldwide producer of photovoltaic panels.[2] The Corporation was established on 15 January 1921.

In the United States, products are manufactured and sold by Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings, Inc. headquartered in Cypress, California.[3]


Principal geographic subsidiaries

Principal divisions and business units

  • Building Systems
    • Air conditioning Systems
    • Elevators & Escalators
    • High-speed hand dryers (marketed as Mitsubishi Jet Towel)[14]
  • Communication Systems
    • Communication Systems
    • Information Security
    • Space Systems
  • Industrial Automation
    • Automation Systems
    • Industrial Automation Machinery
  • Semiconductors & Devices
    • Contact Image Sensors
    • Electronic Devices
    • TFT-LCDs
  • Transportation
    • Automotive Equipment
    • Intelligent Transport Systems
    • Transportation Systems


  • The company makes Active Electronically Scanned Array radar systems for the Mitsubishi F-2 fighter.
  • Televisions
    • The company's most notable products in the United States come from the large-screen HDTV division. Competitors in this market are Sony, Pioneer, Panasonic, JVC, Samsung (Akai), Daewoo, LG (Zenith), and Apex Digital.
    • The company manufactured direct-view CRT televisions until 2001. The last notable size in this field was a 40" (diagonal) tube size.
    • Mitsubishi manufactured LCD TVs until 2008.
    • Mitsubishi manufactured DLP High Definition TVs until December, 2012. The company is now focusing on professional and home theater DLP projection applications, and is no longer manufacturing televisions for the consumer market.
  • Automotive parts (Original Equipment Mfg)
  • Factory automation equipment
    • Robots
  • Elevators and escalators[16]
    • The company held the record for the fastest elevator in the world, in the 70-story Yokohama Landmark Tower, from 1993 until 2005.
  • Air conditioners
  • EcoCute heat pump water heaters
  • Dehumidifiers
  • Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) systems
  • Mobile phones, from 1999 to 2004. Created for NTT DoCoMo
  • Photovoltaic panels
  • SCOPO. The Corporation claims (as cited in "References") to have achieved the world's first transmission at 10 Gbit/s between relay equipment boards set at a distance of 500 mm apart.
  • Mitsubishi also previously made Video Cassette Recorders known as the Mitsubishi Black Diamond VCR.
  • Saffron Type System, an anti-aliased text-rendering engine, developed by Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL)


  • With you today and tomorrow (今日もあなたと共に?, 1962–1968, in Japan only)
  • Advanced and ever Advancing Mitsubishi Electric (未来を開発する三菱電機?, 1968–1985 in Japan, 1968–2001 outside Japan)
  • SOCIO-TECH: enhancing lifestyles through technology (技術がつくる高度なふれあい SOCIO-TECH?, 1985–2001 in Japan. The "Blue MITSUBISHI" logo was introduced for use in Japan.)
  • Changes for the Better (since 2001)[17]


  • Achievements
  • Book Site of former employee who wrote a book about working as a foreigner in the company.

External links

Companies portal
  • (English) Global website
  • Mitsubishi HiFi classics & History (private German project)

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