|By Business Wire||
|March 21, 2013 10:00 PM EDT||
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO:6503) announced today that its subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc. will establish a new factory automation (FA) center at its Mexican branch office to provide enhanced services to Japanese manufacturers operating in Mexico. The FA center, scheduled to begin operating on April 1, will also support the ongoing expansion of Mitsubishi Electric's FA business in Mexico.
The Mexico FA Center will provide technical consultation, training and support for FA products, including programmable logic controllers (PLC), human machine interfaces (HMI), inverters and servos. Services will be available in Japanese, Spanish and English for assured customer satisfaction.
Mexico, the largest economy in Central America, is developing rapidly thanks in part of increased investment in its automotive and electric/electronics sectors and growing exports to neighboring countries. Leading Japanese automakers and automotive parts manufacturers are continuing to invest in local production facilities, helping to raise the demand for FA products and services.
Mitsubishi Electric previously supported FA products in Mexico through its North America FA Center in the U.S. and distributors based in Mexico. The Mexico FA Center will now provide more advanced and efficient services to better meet needs in the growing Mexican market.
About Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc
|President & CEO||Yuji Kajikawa|
|Headquarters||500 Corporate Woods Parkway, Vernon Hills, Illinois 60061, U.S.A.|
|Ownership||Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (100%)|
|Capital||USD 8 million|
|Business||Sales, service and support for FA products and industrial sewing machines and manufacturing, sales and service for CNC control panels|
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