Mitsubishi Electric Completes New Elevator Test Tower at Mitsubishi Elevator Asia (Thailand)
TOKYO, April 17, 2017 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today the completion of a new elevator test tower at Mitsubishi Elevator Asia Co., Ltd. (AMEC), which produces elevators and escalators for markets outside Japan. The tower will be operable from June. AMEC, which established an R&D center in 2015 and a new factory last year, will use the new tower for enhanced testing and evaluation functions that are expected to accelerate local product development.
AMEC plays a central role in Mitsubishi Electric’s manufacture of elevators and escalators for markets outside Japan. To meet growing demand and respond to requirements in specific markets with tailored product features and designs, AMEC upgraded its development and engineering capabilities by establishing an R&D center in October 2015, and expanded its production capacity by 50 percent to 20,000 units by opening a new factory in May 2016.