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2017-11-29 – Quality management and digitalisation in manual assembly operations

At SPS IPC Drives 2017, Mitsubishi Electric’s Guided Operator Solutions for manual assembly applications will demonstrate how improvements in quality and productivity can be achieved. These solutions also enable the seamless transfer of production data from manual assembly operations to higher-level enterprise systems, supporting the digital transformation within manufacturing.

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2017-11-29 – Mitsubishi Electric previews extension to its range with collaborative robot

Supporting humans with a full complement of robot features and equipment on board At SPS IPC Drives from 28 - 30 November 2017 in Nuremberg, Mitsubishi Electric is setting up a demonstration of production in an Industry 4.0 environment that will include a new collaborative robot, working together with an operator without safety barriers.

2017-11-28 – Flexible line integration delivered by modular Linear Transfer System and its Smart Carriages

Intelligent conveying system powered by on-board battery offers productivity advantages with unique safety concept.

2017-05-05 – Key technology supporting packaging applications on their journey to Industry 4.0

Mitsubishi Electric and APT Automation present latest developments in Linear Transfer Systems with Smart Carriage technology at interpack 2017.

2017-04-24 – SAP, Mitsubishi Electric Enable New IoT-Based Services for Manufacturing with SAP® Cloud Platform

SAP SE (NYSE: SAP) and Mitsubishi Electric Europe announced SAP’s participation in Mitsubishi Electric e-F@ctory Alliance partner program. This partnership will enable Mitsubishi Electric’s automation solutions to operate fully with SAP® Cloud Platform...

2016-12-08 – Mitsubishi Electric previews new Smart Carriage for linear transfer systems at SPS IPC Drives

Visitors to SPS IPC Drives 2016 had the first chance to see a brand new Smart Carriage technology from Mitsubishi Electric and APT Automation. Developed to operate with a dedicated linear transfer system, the Smart Carriage delivers on-board intelligence plus integrated power for on-carriage equipment....

2016-11-02 – Mitsubishi Electric Announces Distributor of the Year

This year’s Mitsubishi Electric Distributor of the Year Award, which honours the best performing distributor, was awarded to Ashdale Engineering Ltd....

2016-10-26 – Guided Operator Solutions improve quality and performance in assembly processes

Eliminating human mistakes is one of the main quality challenges facing manufacturing industry today. To overcome this challenge, Mitsubishi Electric has launched a set of Guided Operator Solutions dedicated to preventing mistakes in manual parts picking and assembly tasks. The system is field proven and is already enabling manufacturers from a variety of industries to actively improve...

2016-08-16 – New flush-mount HMI enables machine builders to promote their own brand identity

With the launch of the latest addition to the GOT2000 family of HMIs, Mitsubishi Electric has introduced a new style of operator interface. The open-frame, back mounting design enables machine builders to reinforce their own brand identity and provides a flush finish to the machine panel for a smarter, more stylish aesthetic.

2016-06-08 – The future of Variable Speed Drives in the water industry

The challenges facing the water industry include climate change, rising energy costs, tightening legislation, population growth and increasing usage per head. The use of automated systems in order to make pumps and processes work more efficiently is helping keep pace with these demands; however, what does the future hold for one ...

2016-04-07 – Students Performances Honour Memory of Industry Mentor

Last March saw the re-introduction of the Dublin Institute of Technology (DIT) School of Electrical & Electronic Engineering Student Award Ceremony. This special awards ceremony, which has been postponed for the past three, highlighted the achievements of the top graduates in the engineering fields from the years 2012 to 2015.

2016-03-22 – Preparing pharmaceutical and medical technology for the future

Production environment requirements in the pharmaceutical and medical technology sectors are very high. Not least, the strict cleanroom criteria present a particular challenge. In order to survive in a highly competitive market, companies also need to make sure that they increase their production effectiveness and minimise costs. Current trends include process optimisation for the purpose of ...

2015-11-10 – Preview - The world of automation at SPS IPC Drives

Integrated solutions for manufacturing and production industries are increasingly becoming state-of-the-art. The demand for better quality products, almost immediate availability and more product variants is constantly growing: Traceability, OEE (Overall Equipment Effectiveness), and resource management for example are becoming increasingly important for innovative companies...

2015-07-23 – Mitsubishi Electric launches the new MELSEC iQ-F series compact PLC

Mitsubishi Electric has expanded its iQ range of PLCs with the compact MELSEC iQ-F series, building on the legacy of the market-leading FX platform and broadening the range of available applications with a comprehensive set of “built-in” functions that offer features only previously found as add-ons or which did not exist at all in this category of PLCs. Sharing many of its features and concepts..

2015-07-30 – Industry 4.0 in the Food and Beverage industry

The practical advantages that the new cyber-physical interface of Industry 4.0 brings are acknowledged by engineers across a range of industries. Jeremy Shinton, Business Solutions at Mitsubishi Electric , explains how food and drink manufacturers in particular can benefit from the implementation of Industry 4.0:

2015-06-02 – Mitsubishi Electric Launches New Environmental Plan

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced 23rd of April that it has launched as of this month its eighth environmental plan, a three-year action plan aligned with a long-term environmental management vision pointing to 2021, Mitsubishi Electric’s centenary.

2015-03-26 – Mitsubishi Electric Develops IoT Factory Controller for Future Factories

Collects factory data using IoT technology and collaborates with cloud Mitsubishi Electric announces its Internet of Things (IoT) Factory Controller to connect e-F@ctory, the company’s factory automation (FA) solution, with the cloud for the emerging IoT ecosystem. IoT Factory Controller is now being verified in test operation, with commercialization targeted at ...

2014-11-28 – Packaging Solution with fully automatic program generation and many new function blocks

At this year's SPS IPC Drives on Stand 380 in Hall 7, Mitsubishi Electric will be presenting its new software solution especially for the packaging industry. It enables systems to be set up quickly and easily using function blocks and predefined programs for packaging applications provided in accordance with valid OMAC PackML and PLCopen international standards.

2014-11-27 – Actively promoting Industry 4.0

Industry 4.0 is going to be a hot topic for discussion at this year's SPS IPC Drives to be held from 25 to 27 November in Nuremberg. Mitsubishi Electric has been actively involved in the development of Industry 4.0 standard specifications in Germany.

2014-11-19 – Reduce your engineering costs by up to 50% with Mitsubishi Adroit Process Suite (MAPS) and Eplan Electric P8

In the partnership section on the Eplan stand – Stand 210 in Hall 6 – at this year’s SPS IPC Drives, Mitsubishi Electric will be demonstrating integration of the Mitsubishi Adroit Process Suite (MAPS) with Eplan Electric P8 data for the first time, underlining the positioning of MAPS as an integrated automation lifecycle software solution.

2014-11-11 – Regenerative energy, reduction of energy peaks and innovative products – the highlights at SPS IPC Drives

Visitors to the Mitsubishi Electric stand 380 in hall 7 at this year's SPS IPC Drives can expect to see a range of innovative factory automation products based on Industry 4.0. The highlights will include the Energy Assist Unit, the MR-J4-TM servo controller and the new GS series HMIs.

2014-10-02 – Food & Beverage production fit for the future: Productivity and efficiency achieved with innovative solutions from Mitsubishi Electric

The food and beverage industry faces major challenges. These include increasing product diversity, shorter product life cycles, fluctuating order quantities and stricter statutory regulations particularly with respect to hygiene directives, just to name a few...

2014-09-30 – Intel and Mitsubishi Electric collaborate to create next generation Factory Automation systems

Pilot program demonstrates the benefits of End-to-End Internet of Things (IoT) connectivity in industrial settings

2014-09-29 – Energy from Waste sector gets ready for expansion and development

Mitsubishi Electric’s first-time presence in the EfW (Energy from Waste) hall at the Resource Efficiency and Waste Management show (RWM) in Birmingham, UK, has been hailed as an immediate success.

2014-08-19 – MELFA-3D Vision and Sensor-less Servo Win R&D 100 Awards

Two Mitsubishi Electric Factory-Automation technologies, MELFA-3D Vision and Sensor-less Servo, have each won a 2014 R&D 100 Award from R&D Magazine. The awards, commonly known as the “Oscars of Innovation,” underline Mitsubishi Electric’s continuing status as a global leader in industrial innovation.

2014-08-13 – High-speed screwing system from Engmatec on the Mitsubishi Electric stand

At this year’s Motek trade fair to be held from 6-9 October 2014 in Stuttgart, Mitsubishi Electric together with Engmatec GmbH will be presenting a high-speed screwing station for inline operation as part of an assembly line....(hall 7, stand 7210).

2014-08-05 – Mitsubishi Electric demonstrates world class capabilities in energy from waste

Mitsubishi Electric Europe will be exhibiting at RWM 2014 – the resource efficiency and waste management show, being held in the National Exhibition Centre, Birmingham UK, 16-18 September 2014. For more than 25 years Mitsubishi Electric has been one of the leading suppliers for the Energy from Waste (EfW) industry. It will be displaying its solutions on stand 4C44-D45 in hall 4 & 5 ...

2014-05-21 – Making baked products manufacturing fit for the future: Productivity and efficiency through data transparency

Pressure on prices is rising in the bakery market. Of particular concern is the increasing pressure from the discounters who are competing with cheap products baked freshly in store. At the same time, productivity and profit margins are low in the food processing industry in comparison to other producing industries. Above all...

2014-05-20 – Mitsubishi Electric- Looking forward to a green future in more ways than one

Mitsubishi Electric a global, leading green technology company, has re affirmed their commitment to Ireland with the announcement of a multi-million euro investment in their Irish operations.

2014-05-19 – Mitsubishi Electric Europe awards Modular Automation ‘European Robot Systems Integrator of the Year’

Mitsubishi Electric award Modular Automation Ltd. European 'Robot Systems Integrator of the Year' in recognition of their ingenuity, skill and hard work.

2014-04-16 – Mitsubishi Electric Group to Acquire Setsuyo Astec Corporation

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced that the company and its group companies will acquire Setsuyo Astec Corporation, a factory automation (FA) equipment sales firm operating in 10 Asian countries and regions, to enhance Mitsubishi Electric’s presence in these markets. With Setsuyo Astec as a wholly owned subsidiary, Mitsubishi Electric expects to raise FA sales in Asia to 200 billion yen...

2014-05-13 – Mitsubishi Electric- Looking forward to a green future in more ways than one

Mitsubishi Electric a global, leading green technology company, has re affirmed their commitment to Ireland with the announcement of a multi-million euro investment in their Irish operations.

2014-04-15 – Industrial Solutions- Celebrating 21 years of Business with Mitsubishi Electric Ireland Branch

One of Mitsubishi Electric Europe’s largest and longest serving distributors in the Republic of Ireland, Industrial Solutions Ltd is celebrating its twenty first anniversary, marking a remarkable partnership which has helped shape the automation industry throughout Ireland.

2014-04-22 – Preview components 2014 - Mitsubishi Electric Europe and Robotronic exhibit world’s first syringe handling solution with a small footprint

At this year’s components show, which is being staged in parallel with interpack, Mitsubishi Electric Europe and Swiss robotics specialist Robotronic are jointly presenting a brand new handling solution for supplying pre-filled syringes to an end-of-line packing system. The unique concept takes up very little space, yet offers a high processing rate of up to 600 syringes per minute and ...

2014-04-04 – Mitsubishi Electric announces the opening of the MEU Branch in Dubai for the Automation Division

Mitsubishi Electric Europe, MEU, is expanding its business in the Middle East region announcing the opening of the new Branch for Automation Division in Dubai at Dubai Silicon Oasis.

2014-03-12 – IFAT preview - Mitsubishi Electric designs special water management solutions

At this year’s IFAT – the world’s leading trade fair for water, sewage, waste and raw materials management – Mitsubishi Electric, along with its subsidiary ME-Automation Projects GmbH (formerly KH-Automation Projects), will be presenting a range of innovative solutions designed for the water market. The two companies will be sharing Stand A5 425/524 in Hall 5.

2014-02-25 – Mitsubishi Electric Appoints New President & CEO, Chairman

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation appointed Masaki Sakuyama as the company’s new President & CEO, effective April 1, 2014. Masaki Sakuyama will replace Kenichiro Yamanishi, who will assume the position of Chairman.

2014-02-18 – Mitsubishi Electric goes live in EMEA with new Factory Automation global website concept

Mitsubishi Electric Europe offers its web visitors and customers an even better online experience, with the launch of its EMEA websites built upon Mitsubishi Electric’s Factory Automation Global Website Strategy. At the European portal eu3a.mitsubishielectric.com, as well as on 23 country websites, visitors will find a streamlined new website with a modern design ...

2014-02-07 – Starting Signal: Mitsubishi Electric constructs a new office building in Ratingen

Mitsubishi Electric will build a new office and administration building in Ratingen-Ost. The contract concerning the new building was signed and notarized on 17 January 2014. The company subsequently announced the plans in a press conference...

2014-02-06 – Making bakery production future-ready thanks to data transparency

At this year’s trade press days in Karlsruhe, Mitsubishi Electric is switching the focus to the bakery industry with its presentation “Increasing Productivity through Automation Technology in the Food Industry”. Stefan Knauf, Corporate Account Manager Food & Beverage, CPG, at Mitsubishi Electric’s Factory Automation – European Business Group, will look at options for improving efficiency...

2014-01-28 – e-F@ctory Alliance welcome Eplan as new member

In parallel with Eplan joining the e-F@ctory Alliance, Mitsubishi Electric Europe have been welcomed into Eplan’s “Community of efficient engineering”. This was agreed between Maximilian Brandl, Chairman of Eplan’s board of Management, and Hartmut Pütz, President of Mitsubishi Electric’s European Factory Automation Business Group, during a meeting at the SPS IPC Drives fair 2013 in Nuremberg...

2014-01-07 – Mitsubishi Electric launches its high performance HMI/SCADA software, MAPS, in Scandinavia

Mitsubishi Electric has launched MAPS (Mitsubishi Adroit Process Suite) in the strategically important regions of Scandinavia and the Baltic States. Mitsubishi explains that MAPS offers much more than a simple SCADA system. It is a complete life-cycle management tool. One of its main benefits is almost infinite scalability: MAPS can be used for complex process-oriented solutions...

2013-11-26 – New FR-A770 690V frequency inverters: high performance in harsh environments

The new FR-A770 inverters – high-performance devices with an operating voltage of 690 volts – are Mitsubishi Electric’s latest additions to the tried and tested FR-A700 series. The FR-A770 inverters are based on the successful FR-A740-EC models and are ideally suited for use in harsh environments.

2013-11-26 – Mitsubishi Adroit Process Suite 3.0 perfects life cycle management

Mitsubishi Electric will be presenting the next generation, version 3.0, of MAPS (Mitsubishi Adroit Process Suite) at this year’s SPS IPC Drives (Hall 7, Stand 380). MAPS 3.0 is the optimised HMI/SCADA life cycle management software that offers virtually unlimited scalability for versatile use.

2013-12-12 – KH-Automation Projects GmbH becomes ME-Automation Projects GmbH

KH-Automation Projects GmbH, which has been part of Mitsubishi Electric Group since mid 2013, is changing its name on 1st January 2014 - subject to completion of the formalities for entry in the Trade Register - to ME-Automation Projects GmbH.

2013-12-12 – Mitsubishi provided a look at its future automation solutions at SPS IPC Drives 2013

At this year's SPS IPC Drives, Mitsubishi Electric provided visitors with a look into the future of its automation solutions. For the first time in Europe, the successors to the globally popular compact MELSEC FX PLC series and the latest generation modular MELSEC iQ Platform were on show, alongside the new GOT2000 series touch screen HMI and the new FR-A800 high-end frequency inverter range.

2013-11-26 – New GOT2000 series: HMIs with multi-touch function and gesture control

Improved user-friendliness, expanded functionalities, high cost-efficiency and optimum integration in Mitsubishi Electric’s Automation portfolio – these are the features of the new GOT2000 HMI series that Mitsubishi Electric will be presenting at this year’s SPS IPC Drives in Nuremberg from 26th to 28th November 2013 (Hall 7, Stand 380). The successor to the tried and tested GOT1000 HMI range...

2013-11-26 – Mitsubishi Electric presents new modular control concept MELSEC iQ-R

Mitsubishi Electric will be presenting its new control concept, MELSEC iQ-R, for the first time in Europe at SPS IPC Drives 2013 in Nuremberg. Compared with its predecessor, the successful MELSEC System Q series, the new modular high-performance controller will significantly reduce development costs as well as maintenance and operating costs...

2013-11-26 – New MELSEC FX5 series from Mitsubishi Electric - the next generation of compact PLC

The new MELSEC FX5 series is the next generation of the successful compact PLC that Mitsubishi Electric will be launching on the market. The successor to the advanced and well-established MELSEC FX3 range will once more drastically increase plant productivity and reduce total operating costs as well as energy consumption...

2013-11-26 – 3D-based robot technology: Adaptive handling for Mitsubishi Electric robots

Visitors to the Mitsubishi Electric stand (Hall 7, Stand 380) at this year’s SPS IPC Drives will be able to experience live the latest developments in the field of 3D-based robotics. Mitsubishi Electric, along with partner isys vision GmbH, will be presenting the RoboView 3D stereo vision system that allows adaptive handling by MELFA robots. For the trade fair, the system has been integrated in ..

2013-11-26 – New FR-A800 series of frequency inverters provides maximum drive performance for plant and machinery

One of the highlights on the Mitsubishi Electric stand at this year’s SPS IPC Drives will be the new-generation FR-A800 inverters. The ultramodern drive has been specially designed for use in classic plant and machinery and with its maximum output and performance, increased efficiency and productivity are guaranteed...

2013-11-26 – Guaranteed safety: New WS-V low-voltage circuit breakers in ASTA-certified switchgear cabinet system

The challenge for designers and installers of low-voltage switchgears and control units is how to meet the rigorous approval requirements for user protection and system safety under normal operating conditions, for example in the case of a short circuit or overvoltage, and also those for protection against misuse in general. The method for providing proof of this compliance based on type testing.

2013-11-22 – Company nxtControl - Distributed control specialist - strengthens

Mitsubishi Electric Europe’s network partnership of specialist automation companies has been expanded with the addition of nxtControl. They are market leading experts in hardware independent programming for distributed control systems.

2013-11-21 – AUVESY joins Mitsubishi Electric’s e‑F@ctory Alliance

Company AUVESY GmbH & Co KG has joined the e‑F@ctory Alliance, a partner initiative of Mitsubishi Electric Europe for offering market leading industrial automation solutions. The German company AUVESY, located in Landau, are experts in automated backup and version control of software used in manufacturing and production environments.

2013-11-11 – Next Generations – Experience the future live at SPS IPC Drives

At this year's SPS IPC Drives, Mitsubishi Electric will be giving visitors a closer look into the future of its automation solutions. For the first time in Europe, the successors to the compact MELSEC FX PLC series and the modular automation concept MELSEC iQ Platform, the brilliant HMI GOT2000 series and the FR-A800 high-end frequency inverter will be presented.

2013-11-07 – Mitsubishi Electric’s iQ Platform: full automation on one rack

Machine tool manufacturers have been successfully combining Mitsubishi Electric CNC and robot technology in their systems for years and consequently promoting unmanned production. The iQ Platform from Mitsubishi Electric permits not only the seamless combination of CNC and robot CPUs but also of PLC and Motion Control CPUs – an integrated solution that is unique throughout the industry...

2013-10-29 – Mega project uses Mitsubishi Electric controls to improve Sussex coast water quality

One of the most ambitious wastewater treatment projects in Europe, designed to process several towns’ wastewater and improve water quality along the Sussex coast, has been speeded along because of the ease of integration of Mitsubishi Electric control equipment.

2013-10-17 – Jürgen Rüth named as new Division Manager Central Europe for Mitsubishi Electric Europe

In September 2013 Jürgen Rüth took over the Industrial Automation Central Europe division of Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. As Division Manager Central Europe he is responsible for sales, marketing and support for Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the Benelux countries.

2013-10-10 – Mitsubishi Electric to Strengthen FA Product Services in Turkey

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced that its sales subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Turkey A.Ş. established a new factory automation (FA) center at its location in the Ümraniye district of Istanbul to provide enhanced services to locally operating manufacturers, especially Japanese automotive and component manufacturers, starting October 1.

2013-09-12 – Mitsubishi Electric launches new webstore for automation software

The new e-F@ctory Alliance software webstore is a first for the automation business and offers a huge range of incredibly useful ‘approved’ automation software and dedicated function blocks available for instant download. Programs on offer also include partner solutions that have been developed alongside Mitsubishi Electric to support users to find best practice solutions for their automation...

2013-07-19 – Mitsubishi Electric Launches Industrial Automation Business in Turkey

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced that its local Turkish entity, Mitsubishi Electric Turkey A.Ş., has integrated the operations of GENEL TEKNİK SİSTEMLER SANAYİ ve TİCARET ANONİM ŞİRKETİ (GTS) and is now inaugurating sales of industrial automation systems under a new 42-person organization encompassing five sales offices in the country.

2013-07-12 – Mitsubishi Electric Europe awards prize to Italian wire drawing line manufacturer in ‘Best HMI screen’ competition

March 2013 saw the second award of the prize in Mitsubishi Electric Europe’s “Best HMI screen competition”, with the prize going to Italian manufacturer Mario Frigerio for its innovative use of HMI technology. Mario Frigerio was one of three winners in Mitsubishi Electric’s hugely popular HMI competition, held to find the most creative use of HMI screens in an application.

2013-06-10 – Award recognizes Mitsubishi Electric MR-J4 servo as ‘giant leap forward in precision motion’

Mitsubishi Electric’s latest MR-J4 series of servo amplifiers has won a prestigious ‘Product of the Year’ award in the Motors, Drives and Motion product category of the annual industry awards organised by respected European industry title Control Engineering Czech.

2013-05-23 – 1st Weihenstephan conference on automation technology used in the manufacture of bakery products

The first Weihenstephan conference on automation technology used in the manufacture of bakery goods was held in Freising-Weihenstephan near Munich, Germany in mid-April 2013. The aim was to create a communication platform for end users involved in the manufacture of bakery products, mechanical engineers, system integrators, automation manufacturers and representatives from research institutions...

2013-06-13 – Mitsubishi Electric sponsors WorldSkills Leipzig 2013

1000 trainees and skilled workers, 67 countries and regions, 46 official competitive disciplines, 200,000 visitors, 3000 specialists, 1000 journalists and 38 robots from Mitsubishi Electric – this is the vocational World Cup. From 2 to 7 July, the best skilled workers in the world will be competing at the WorldSkills Leipzig 2013 event by demonstrating their abilities in a wide variety of ...

2013-06-04 – e-F@ctory Alliance exhibition launches into the virtual world

The e-F@ctory Alliance* trade show is the first full exhibition to be staged using Mitsubishi Electric’s new virtual exhibition platform, and the first major virtual show to deliver a convincing and rewarding visitor experience.

2013-06-03 – Mitsubishi Electric finalizes strategic acquisition of KH-Automation Projects

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) has finalized its acquisition of KH-Automation Projects GmbH, a subsidiary of Koop Holding Group. The parties completed the acquisition on 29th May 2013, with Mitsubishi Electric acquiring a 100% share of KH-Automation Projects GmbH, a long term strategic partner with over 50 years experience in industrial and process automation.

2013-04-18 – European marketing torch is handed over at Mitsubishi Electric Factory Automation

Mitsubishi Electric Factory Automation - European Business Group (FA-EBG) is pleased to announce that Klaus Petersen has been appointed as Director Marketing for the EMEA (Europe, Middle East, Africa) Region, succeeding Chris Hazlewood, who is moving on to Mitsubishi Electric Japan to pursue the next level of his career.

2013-05-08 – Mitsubishi Electric Europe appoints new Marketing Manager for Central European Hub

Mitsubishi Electric’s Factory Automation - European Business Group has announced the appointment of Reiner Hänel as Marketing Manager for Central Europe. He brings a wealth of automation experience to the role, and is looking forward to continuing the business strategy in driving Mitsubishi Electric’s strong growth across the important Central European region...

2013-04-26 – Mitsubishi Electric establishes a new laser cutting division in Poland

On January 1, 2013, Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V. established a new laser processing division to cover Central and Eastern Europe (CEE). Located in Mitsubishi Electric’s CEE headquarter in Balice, Poland, the LPM (Laser Processing Machines) division will provide complete laser processing machine services for users as well as technical training, and will work with distributors to develop...

2013-04-24 – Mitsubishi Electric and Raima create secure data handling process

Controlling and managing a complex system is difficult at any time. However, users in the process (ex. water, petro-chemical) and infrastructure industries such as surface rail, airports or underground metro systems have the added complexities of having to do the same over extreme distances with the possibility of 1000's of I/O points.

2013-04-17 – Mitsubishi Electric expands Factory Automation business in Scandinavia

Mitsubishi Electric Europe has announced that it will further strengthen and expand its Factory Automation (FA) business in Scandinavia and the Baltic States. In line with this strategy a new FA office has been established to extend local customer support for its Factory Automation business in this region. The new FA business unit is located in Lund, South of Sweden.

2013-04-15 – Energy Efficiency with Mitsubishi Electric and KH-Automation at WASSER BERLIN 2013

At the WASSER BERLIN INTERNATIONAL Show from 23 – 26 April 2013, Mitsubishi Electric and KH-Automation Projects will present automation solutions for the water sector. The two companies specialise in systems for the water, waste water and waste materials sectors. The focal points are energy efficiency, remote maintenance, preventative maintenance and condition monitoring.

2013-03-21 – Mitsubishi Electric takes second major step in Turkish automation market

Following the establishment of Mitsubishi Electric Turkey A.Ş. in January 2013 by Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, the Mitsubishi Electric Group has now acquired a 100% share-holding of its local Factory Automation distribution partner GENEL TEKNİK SİSTEMLER SANAYİ ve TİCARET ANONİM ŞİRKETİ (GTS). This important step in developing a firm commitment to the Turkish market follows a 21 year ....

2013-03-14 – Mitsubishi Electric Europe awards prizes to winners of ‘Best HMI Screen’ competition

Mitsubishi Electric Europe has announced the three winners of its “Best HMI screen competition” – two from Italy and one from the Czech Republic. The hugely popular and successful competition was held to find the most creative use of HMI screens in an application, with each winner receiving a Samsung tablet as a prize.

2013-03-05 – Mitsubishi Electric to Expand Factory Automation Business in India

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced that its subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric India Pvt. Ltd. will host a new factory automation (FA) development center on its premises for business expansion in India. Launched on March 1, the Indian FA Development Center will strengthen R&D functions in the FA business to better meet needs in the growing Indian market and global market beyond.

2013-02-26 – Cyber safety – what happens next

The high profile incidents with the Stuxnet malware and vulnerable SCADA systems provided a timely reminder that we need to take effective measures to protect process control systems and infrastructure from attacks from cyberspace. Thomas Lantermann, Senior Business Development Manager at Mitsubishi Electric Europe, looks at where vulnerabilities lie and how the problem will be exacerbated...

2013-02-13 – Mitsubishi Electric optimises Irish waste water treatment and purification plants in record time

The aim of the operators of a waste water treatment plant and four associated purification plants in the East of Ireland was to reduce ongoing operating costs through modernisation. In order to do that, the plant was brought right up-to-date by installing Mitsubishi Electric automation components. This involved taking particularly diverse performance requirements into account as well as ...

2013-02-12 – The Production-integrated Enterprise in 2020

Globalisation, increasing customer sophistication and resource scarcity are all challenges facing the process industries, and by 2020 these will be even more acute. Meeting these challenges will depend on structures that will enable wholly automated planning, dynamic scheduling and fully optimised production processes to control unit production cost.

2013-01-24 – Water industry moves to less data, more information

Regulators are driving the water industry to adopt Whole Life Asset Management, as the best way to ensure overall efficiency, keep prices down and quality up. This has created a need, not for more data but for better information, so the recent ‘Driving Innovations in the Water Industry Conference’ hosted by Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.’s, UK Branch looked at how some companies...

2013-01-30 – Mitsubishi Electric to Acquire KH-Automation Projects and Expand Project Management Reach

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation and KH-Automation Projects GmbH, a subsidiary of Koop Holding Group and long term strategic partner of Mitsubishi Electric, announced by mutual agreement that Mitsubishi Electric will acquire 100% share of KH-Automation Projects. This strategic acquisition brings together two partners who have enjoyed a close working relationship over the past 12 years.

2012-12-14 – Mitsubishi Electric Establishes Sales Company in Indonesia

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced that it has established a sales company in Indonesia, named PT. Mitsubishi Electric Indonesia (Mitsubishi Electric Indonesia), to handle sales of air-conditioning systems, home appliances and factory automation (FA) beginning in March 2013.

2012-10-17 – ACCS - 20 years with Mitsubishi Electric Europe

Mitsubishi Electric’s largest and longest serving distributor in the Czech Republic, AutoCont Control Systems is celebrating the twentieth anniversary of this remarkable partnership which has helped modernize and rebuild manufacturing throughout the region.

2012-10-11 – Mitsubishi Electric extends its System Integrator program to Germany

Following successful introductions in Poland, Hungary, the Czech Republic, and most recently Italy , Mitsubishi Electric has expanded its innovative EMEA based System Integrator program into Germany. Membership of the program gives system integrators access to hardware, software and a host of offers from Mitsubishi Electric, in return for training up staff in these products.

2012-09-14 – Mitsubishi Electric brings automation to baking technology and optimises production efficiency

This year, for the first time, Mitsubishi Electric – a long-term baking technology partner – will have its own stand at the iba trade fair to be held in Munich from 16-21 September 2012. The company will be presenting its comprehensive range of automation components for bakeries on stand 135 in hall B4. The highlight of the stand will be an interactive live application.

2012-08-09 – Mitsubishi Electric Launches New Company in Brazil for Sales and Service of Factory Automation Products

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it has established a new company in São Paulo, Brazil to strengthen its computerized numerical controller (CNC) business in the Brazilian market. The new company, MELCO CNC do Brasil Comércio e Serviços S.A., will target annual sales of USD 25 million by March 2016.

2012-08-01 – Mitsubishi Electric to Build New Production Facility for Factory Automation Equipment at Nagoya Works

Tokyo, July 10, 2012 – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it will build a new production facility for factory automation products at the company’s Nagoya Works, located in Aichi Prefecture, Japan. The 6.5 billion yen facility is expected to start operation in January 2014, and will play a key role in meeting the growing global demand.

2012-07-17 – Simplifying data communications wins award for Mitsubishi Electric

The Food and Beverage Industry has voted a unique Mitsubishi Electric integrated communications solution as the most important technological development of the year. This is the second year in a row that Mitsubishi has triumphed at the Food Processing Awards Ceremony of the prestigious Appetite for Engineering food industry event.

2012-07-04 – Mitsubishi Electric Issues Environmental Report 2012

Tokyo, July 2, 2012 – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today the immediate issuance of the Mitsubishi Electric Group’s environmental report for fiscal 2012 ending March 31, 2012 at http://www.MitsubishiElectric.com/company/environment. Since 1993, the Mitsubishi Electric Group has adopted a new environmental plan every three years to set medium-term targets and policies,

2012-06-29 – Mitsubishi Electric enjoys a successful week at ACHEMA

Mitsubishi Electric and its partners demonstrated a range of solutions for the process industries, with particular interest generated by the company’s innovations in energy management, PAC-based batch control, and robotics for process applications.

2012-05-29 – Mitsubishi Electric celebrates Hungarian distributor’s tenth anniversary

Mitsubishi Electric is delighted to be celebrating the tenth anniversary of the formation of MELTRADE Automatika Ltd, its principle distributor in Hungary. MELTRADE Automatika was established in 2002 to bring the full portfolio of Mitsubishi Electric factory automation products to the fast growing Hungarian market, and deliver local support to both new and existing users.

2012-05-21 – Ruud Wildschut is new Sales Director Central Europe North at Mitsubishi Electric

On 01.05.2012, Ruud Wildschut was made Sales Director Central Europe North and took over responsibility for Northern Germany (north of the Main) and Benelux regions. These two high-revenue economic areas have been combined in order to benefit from the synergies between Mitsubishi Electric Factory Automation and sales partners Esco, Hiflex, Imtech and Koning & Hartman.

2012-05-22 – Mitsubishi Electric highlights process control solutions at ACHEMA 2012

At ACHEMA 2012 on Stand A14, Hall 3, Mitsubishi Electric and its e-F@ctory Alliance partner FELTEN Group, INEA d.o.o. and Robotronic AG will showcase a host of innovative technologies and solutions designed to optimise process systems and processing lines across the spread of industry sectors.

2012-04-30 – Change of FA Management in Mitsubishi Electric’s CEE Region

Mitsubishi Electric Factory Automation European Business Group are pleased to announce that Mr. Hitoshi Namba has been appointed to the position of regional hub Manager for its Central Eastern European business. This new responsibility follows directly his recent appointment as president of the Mitsubishi Electric Polish branch and serves to emphasise the importance of the CEE region.

2012-04-04 – Mitsubishi Electric appoints Adroit Technologies as authorised distributor for Sub-Saharan Africa

On 1st of February 2012 Mitsubishi Electric appointed South African company Adroit Technologies as an Authorised Distributor for Sub-Saharan Africa. The distribution arrangement covers the Mitsubishi Electric factory automation product range of programmable logic controllers (PLCs), process automation controllers (PACs), variable speed drives, servo and motion systems, robots.....

2012-04-18 – Energy Efficiency with Mitsubishi Electric at IFAT ENTSORGA 2012

From 7 to 11.05.2012, Mitsubishi Electric Europe, Factory Automation will be exhibiting at the IFAT ENTSORGA (the world's leading fair for the water, sewage, waste and raw materials industry) in Munich in collaboration with KH-Automation Projects.

2012-04-03 – Changes in the Management at Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric Europe appoints new President and CEO for Europe and new President of Mitsubishi Electric´s German Branch

2012-03-19 – Mitsubishi Electric at Anuga FoodTec 2012 – Complete solutions from a single source

Mitsubishi Electric's Food & Beverage team will take part in the Anuage FoodTec, to be held from 27-30 March 2012 in Cologne, Germany. Mitsubishi Electric will be present with its e-F@ctory Alliance partner Felten GmbH.

2012-02-15 – Mitsubishi Electric at World Water Forum – Professional water management with complete solutions from a single source

Mitsubishi Electric's Water team will take part in the 6th World Water Forum, to be held from 12-17 March 2012 in Marseille, France.

2012-02-14 – Mitsubishi Electric welcomes a new Hungarian distributor, ELKE Ltd.

The distribution agreement signed on February 14, 2012, between Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V., Polish Factory Automation Group and the Hungarian company ELKE Ltd. highlights the importance of the Central and Eastern European market.

2011-12-21 – Mitsubishi Electric Makes Key Appointment to Support Scandinavian Automation Specialist

Lars Ekelund has joined Mitsubishi Electric Europe, Factory Automation European Business Group as the new Business Development Manager for Scandinavia.

2011-12-15 – Opening of New Showroom Facility by Mitsubishi Electric Europe

On 25th of October 2011 Mitsubishi Electric opened the renewed Factory Automation Center Showroom in Balice. This innovative exposition & education center is unique in Poland.

2011-10-12 – Mitsubishi Electric Makes Key Appointment to Support Benelux-Partners

Ruud Wildschut has taken up a new appointment with Mitsubishi Electric as Business Development Manager for the Benelux countries, effective from 1st of October 2011. Ruud will provide a vital link between Mitsubishi Electric’s European Factory Automation business and its Benelux partners.

2011-10-05 – INEA RBT d.o.o. forms a new strategic partnership with Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric Factory Automation continues its dynamic expansion in the Central Eastern European market place with the signing of a comprehensive Distribution Agreement with newly established Slovenian joint venture company, INEA RBT d.o.o, on the 19th of September 2011.

2011-09-28 – Mitsubishi Electric Delighted With Success Of New Energy Management Solution At EMO 2011

In particular, the company demonstrated how, by combining production, quality and energy management, manufacturers can maximise their productivity and reduce their costs, so increasing both profit and competitiveness.

2011-08-02 – EMO 2011 - Preview: Productivity + Green = Good Business sense

Delivered through e&eco-F@ctory At this year’s EMO (19.-24. September in Hannover) Mitsubishi Electric will present an innovative Energy Solution for Advanced Factories of the Future.

2011-04-26 – First European Executive President at Mitsubishi Electric in the Factory Automation Division

Hartmut Pütz has been appointed executive president at Mitsubishi Electric’s Factory Automation European Business Group with effect from 1 April 2011. This is the first time since the Factory Automation subsidiary was established over 30 years ago that a European has taken charge of managing the Automation business across EMEA.

2011-03-25 – Mitsubishi Electric provides support for Japanese disaster relief efforts

Considering itself fortunate to emerge unscathed from one of the biggest tragedies in Japan in living memory, Mitsubishi Electric is doing all it can to provide help to the people suffering from the disaster. The company is donating a total of 500 million Yen to aid and support victims of the Tohoku Pacific Earthquake, and is coordinating a matching gift aid programme.

2011-03-16 – Mitsubishi Electric to Support Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief Effor

Tokyo, March 14, 2011 – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that Mitsubishi Electric Group companies will donate a total of 500 million yen to aid and support victims affected by the Tohoku Pacific Earthquake that struck on March 11, 2011.

2011-03-15 – Mitsubishi Electric Operations Affected by Tohoku Pacific Earthquake

Tokyo, March 15, 2011 – Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that its two major business operations in the Tohoku region have sustained damage as a result of the Tohoku Pacific Earthquake, which struck on March 11, 2011. However, no significant injuries among employees have been reported.

2011-03-14 – Mitsubishi Electric to Support Japan Earthquake Disaster Relief Efforts

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation announced today that Mitsubishi Electric Group companies will donate a total of 500 million yen to aid and support victims affected by the Tohoku Pacific Earthquake that struck on March 11, 2011.

2011-02-03 – 90 years of Mitsubishi Electric

Mitsubishi Electric celebrates two milestones in 2011: 90th anniversary, and 150 years of the German-Japanese friendship treaty

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