Mitsubishi Opens New Plant in India, Boosts FA Systems

Mitsubishi Electric has opened a new manufacturing facility for advanced factory automation (FA) systems in the Talegaon Industrial area, Maharashtra, India. Accordingly, the 2.2 billion INR (26.4 million USD) manufacturing facility will manufacture inverters and other FA products, expanding the company’s capabilities to meet the growing demand in India. The rapidly growing Indian market is expanding in industries such as automobiles, food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, data centers, and textiles. Moreover, further market growth can be expected in the future.

Mitsubishi Electric’s new manufacturing plant for factory automation systems in Maharashtra, India

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Mitsubishi Electric’s FA systems business in India began in the mid-1990s. Thereafter, it acquired a local manufacturer of FA systems in 2012 and the company has continued to strengthen its local business structure. Furthermore, it was able to establish a local engineering team, expanding service and support capabilities. In 2013, it started local manufacturing of products.

The new two-floor, 15,400 square-meter factory stands on 40,000 square meters of land near Pune, Maharashtra. This will help expand Mitsubishi Electric’s production capabilities to meet local demand for products. Moreover, it will also contribute to the “Make in India” initiative promoted by the Indian government.

In addition, the new factory incorporates various features aimed at achieving carbon neutrality. Particularly, it will employ highly efficient air conditioning systems and LED lighting equipment.

At the same time, the new facility will be recycling wastewater through underground filtration treatment and greening. Thus, the new factory meets its initial sustainable development goals (SDGs).