Mitsubishi Electric Opens New Railroad HVAC Equipment Factory
OREANDA-NEWS. June 25, 2012. Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced that Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc., a US affiliate company of Mitsubishi Electric, has opened a 50,900 square-foot factory that will produce heating, ventilation and air conditioning systems for the railroad industry. The company currently makes propulsion and control systems for railroad cars.
The new factory, located near Mitsubishi Electric Power Products' headquarters and main manufacturing operations outside of Pittsburgh, is designed to produce HVAC systems for heavy rail vehicles, light rail transit vehicles and locomotives, targeting 30 percent market share in North American HVAC market. Full-scale production will begin this summer, which will increase Mitsubishi Electric Corporation's global HVAC production capacity by 50 percent.
"This new investment underscores Mitsubishi Electric's commitment to the North American transit agencies and locomotive producers," said Tim Logan, general manager of Mitsubishi Electric Power Products' Transportation Systems Division. "In addition to helping us to comply with 'Buy America' clauses contained in most bid requirements, our new factory will increase our local capacity to provide technical service support, testing, repairs and overhauls."