22 April 2013

Mitsubishi Electric Opens New Transformer Factory in Memphis, Tennessee

Tokyo – 22 April 2013 - Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc., a North American subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric, started operation of its new transformer factory in Memphis, Tennessee on April 19. The factory, the new headquarters for the Mitsubishi Electric Group's heavy electrical equipment production in North America, increases the Group's capacity to produce large power transformers.

The $200-million, 350,000-sq-ft facility produces large power transformers mainly for power plants and substations. The investment reflects the Group's increasing commitment to providing electric utilities with high-quality products. Extra-high-voltage shell-type power transformers manufactured at the facility will strengthen the stability and reliability of North American electric grids, which account for more than 30% of the global demand for electric-utility equipment. 

The new U.S. plant is a vital part of Mitsubishi Electric's global strategy to expand production capacity to meet the demand for transmission and distribution equipment, which is expanding by 400GVA annually. 

Headquartered in Warrendale, Penn., Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. is a US affiliate of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation of Japan, and serves the North American power systems, rail transportation and water treatment industries with electrical and electronic products, systems and services. Products include gas circuit breakers, vacuum circuit breakers, power transformers, gas insulated sub-stations, power electronics and electricity transmission technologies, generator services, ozone water treatment systems, uninterruptible power supplies and rail transportation equipment. 

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. The company recorded consolidated group sales of US$ 44.4 billion in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2012. 

Source: Mitsubishi Electric