Mitsubishi Electric

Japanese electrical equipment, elevator manufacturer and electronics company

Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, established on 15 January 1921, is a Japanese multinational electronics and electrical equipment manufacturing company headquartered in Tokyo, Japan. It is one of the core companies of Mitsubishi. The products from MELCO include elevators and escalators, high-end home appliances, factory automation systems, train systems, electric motors, pumps, semiconductors, digital signage, and satellites.[5]

(三菱電機株式会社, Mitsubishi Denki kabushiki gaisha, also abbreviated as MELCO)

In the United States, products are manufactured and sold by Mitsubishi Electric United States headquartered in Cypress, California.[6]

MELCO was established as a spin-off from the Mitsubishi Group's other core company Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, then Mitsubishi Shipbuilding, as the latter divested a marine electric motor factory in Kobe, Nagasaki. It has since diversified to become the major electronics company.[7][8]

MELCO held the record for the fastest elevator in the world, in the 70-story Yokohama Landmark Tower, from 1993 to 2005.[9]

The company acquired Nihon Kentetsu, a Japanese home appliance manufacturer, in 2005.[10]

In early 2020, MELCO was identified as a victim of the year-long cyberattacks perpetrated by the Chinese hackers.[11]

A large dish antenna in the Atacama Large Millimeter Array, manufactured by Mitsubishi Electric

Some product lines of MELCO, such as air conditioners, overlap with the products from Mitsubishi Heavy Industries partly because the companies share the same root.[8][7]

As of 2013, MELCO's business network around the world were the following:

Mitsubishi Electric wordmark used exclusively in Japan between 1985 and 2014

Until September 2016, the company had a corporate team which is now known as the Nagoya Diamond Dolphins