Mitsubishi Electric Corporation
Mitsubishi Electric was founded in 1921, when the Japanese company Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. (now Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.) branched off to form a factory that made electric motors for ocean-going vessels. This new company was called Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, and its history is inextricably tied to the history of the development of modern Japan.
Over the years this company grew to enter new markets and land major contracts, branching out rapidly and exponentially, and by 1960 Mitsubishi Electric Corporation had emerged as one of the most innovative diversified electrical equipment manufacturers in Japan. Around this time the company also turned its attention to environmentally conscious manufacturing techniques- many years before environmental preservation had become a serious issue. To date, the Mitsubishi Electric Corporation maintains this respectful practice and is a global leading Green company.
The next two decades saw the company branching out overseas and pioneering development in several fields of electronics. From 1980 to the present day, the pace at which Mitsubishi Electric has introduced and refined breakthrough technologies and products for the benefit of society, industry and individuals has been nothing less than astonishing. These technologies include the world’s first large scale LED screen for sports arenas, the world’s largest CRT television screen for the consumer market, the world’s first spiral escalator, the world’s fastest double-deck lift (elevator), the antenna technology behind the world’s first commercial in-flight internet service, and much more.
Mitsubishi Electric Elevators Global
In 1931 Mitsubishi Electric started manufacturing, installing and maintaining elevators and escalators, and has been a major name in the industry since then. With a reputation for creating breakthroughs that make getting around more comfortable, safe, and even inspiring, Mitsubishi Electric Elevators and Escalators continually sets the standard for quality and innovation in the industry worldwide. With monumental elevator and escalator installations in numerous locations all over the world, Mitsubishi Elevators is ranked as the quality leader for the manufacture, installation, modernization and service of the vertical transportation industry.
Always striving to remain ahead of the technological curve, Mitsubishi Electric Elevators is constantly thinking of new ways to improve our products. To meet the need for larger high-speed elevators in ever-higher buildings, the company built the world’s highest test tower, SOLAÉ, in Inazawa, Japan. At 586 feet, or the equivalent of 40 stories, this tower serves as a testing ground for the latest high-speed high-rise elevator models. Here any test that can’t be carried out by computer is performed, including emergency stopping, safety and comfort tests, and the data gathered from these tests is directly applied to future elevator development. This continuous flow of research and development keeps Mitsubishi Electric at the helm of elevator innovation.
Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. Elevators & Escalators
One of five divisions of Mitsubishi Electric that operates in the US, Mitsubishi Electric Elevators US is a testament to the successful model established by the company in its formative years in Japan. Widely recognized as the leader in quality, Mitsubishi Electric has been serving the vertical transportation needs of buildings of all types and sizes in the United States since 1985. Our reputation for consistently exceeding the rigorous requirements of building owners, contractors and respected architects has resulted in elevator and escalator installations — including machine-room-less elevators, hydraulic elevators, high-speed elevators, spiral escalators and more — in some of the most high-profile properties in North America. Quality in Motion™ represents the company’s commitment to research and development that drives the continual evolution of technological improvement, and our company puts this notion into practice every day. Our corporate statement “Changes for the Better” represents our goal and attitude to always strive to achieve “something better,” as we continue to change and grow. It is a statement that promises “to create an ever better tomorrow” to our customers by the initiative of each and every one of our employees, who seek to continuously improve themselves by always aiming for “the better.”
With locations in Hawaii, Illinois, Nevada, Washington, Washington DC Metro, Boston, Northern California, Dallas, Florida and two locations in Southern California including our corporate headquarters in Cypress, CA, Mitsubishi Electric Elevators & Escalators stands ready to service buildings, owners, architects and contractors throughout the United States — from design and installation to escalator & elevator maintenance.
Mitsubishi Electric America Foundation (MEAF)
MEAF is the corporate foundation of the Mitsubishi Electric group companies in the United States. MEAF works to make Changes for the Better in society by investing in innovative strategies to empower youth with disabilities to lead productive lives.