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Mitsubishi Electric to Open Local Engineering Center in China Strengthens factory automation application development in China


TOKYO, March 31, 2022 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it will open the "Collaborative Engineering Center (China)" within its local subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Automation (China) Ltd., and will start developing factory automation (FA) applications at the center from April 1. The new engineering center will strengthen the company's capabilities to quickly and flexibly respond to the diversifying needs of local customers through application development leading to improved customer satisfaction, and will help expand its FA systems business in China.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation (China) Ltd.,
where the Collaborative Engineering Center (China) is co-located

In recent years, there has been a growing need for a variety of specialist applications for FA products in a wide range of industries, including automotive, logistics, food and beverage as well as digital-related fields like semiconductors, electronic components, and data centers, and more recently decarbonization-related fields such as lithium-ion batteries. In order to be more responsive to the diversifying needs in the Chinese market, Mitsubishi Electric will leverage the new engineering center to develop FA applications that meet local customer needs and also provide customized FA solutions that span custom functions, motion programs and custom screens for products ranging from programmable controllers and servos to human-machine interfaces (HMIs) and inverters.

Following the launch of the center in China, additional Collaborative Engineering Centers will be opened in North America, Europe, India and other regions around the world in 2023 and after. By 2025, Mitsubishi Electric plans to assign more than 200 engineers, aiming to strengthen the FA product application development process and provide customized applications on a global scale.

About Collaborative Engineering Center (China)

Name Collaborative Engineering Center (China)
Location Within Mitsubishi Electric Automation (China) Ltd.
Start of operation April 1, 2022
Market supported People's Republic of China
Number of engineers 100 engineers planned in 2025
Scope Development of FA product applications such as custom functions, motion programs, custom screens, etc.
Main products handled: PLC, servo, HMI, inverter
Supported language: Chinese, Japanese


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