Mitsubishi Electric United States

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Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings, Inc.
Founded 2002
Headquarters Cypress, California, United States
Area served
United States
Key people
Kiyoshi Furukawa, President and CEO
Number of employees
Approximately 2,500
Parent Mitsubishi Electric
Divisions Elevator and Escalator Division
International Purchasing Division
Cooling & Heating Division
Photovoltaic Division
Semiconductor Division
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. UPS Division
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. Diamond Vision Systems
Visual and Imaging Systems Division
Subsidiaries Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.
Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.
Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc.
Mitsubishi Electric Automation. Inc.
Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc.
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.
Website Mitsubishi Electric US

Mitsubishi Electric United States (officially Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings, Inc.) is the principal subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation in the United States. It is headquartered in Cypress, California and was incorporated in 2002.[1] It has nearly 2,500 employees in more than 50 locations throughout North America. Its five main affiliate companies are: Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.; Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.; Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc.; Mitsubishi Electric Automation. Inc.; and Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories, Inc.[2] A sixth company, Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America, Inc. is a direct subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.

Within Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. are six separate divisions: Photovoltaic Division, Semiconductor Division, Elevator and Escalator Division, Cooling & Heating Division, International Purchasing Division and Visual and Imaging Systems Division. Diamond Vision Systems and UPS Division are divisions of Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

Mitsubishi Electric US Holdings, Inc. and its group companies engage in engineering, manufacturing, sales and after-service in several business areas. Its principal products include semiconductor devices, automotive electrical components, elevators and escalators, cooling and heating products, photovoltaic panels, industrial-use factory automation devices, display walls, digital printers, digital signage, large-screen displays and power infrastructure equipment and systems.[2]


Mitsubishi Electric announced a major restructuring of its activities in the United States in October 1998, including the closure of its Astronet Corporation subsidiary and cellular mobile telephone unit, and a focusing on its digital television, computer hardware and software activities.[3]

In June 2000 Mitsubishi Electric and NEC Corporation announced that they would be combining their U.S. monitor manufacturing and marketing operations into a new 50:50 joint-venture company, NEC-Mitsubishi Electronics Display of America.[4]

In May 2003 Mitsubishi Electric Power Products Inc.(MEPPI) opened a new 50,000-square-foot (4,600 m2) headquarters and manufacturing facility in Warrendale, Pennsylvania.[5]

In May 2011 Mitsubishi Electric announced that it would exit the 65-inch (1,700 mm) and smaller categories of consumer television products in the U.S. and forming a new company based in Irvine, California, Mitsubishi Electric Visual Solutions America Inc., to focus on large-screen visual systems.[6] In April 2013, MEPPI opened a 350,000 square-foot power transformer factory in Memphis, Tennessee, constructed at a cost of $200 million.[7][8]

In April 2014, Mitsubishi Electric formed the Visual and Imaging Systems Division to market and support display walls and imaging products.

Affiliate Companies[edit]

Mitsubishi Electric United States has the following principal affiliates:

  • Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc.

Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. markets and services consumer, commercial and industrial electronic products including semiconductors, heating and air conditioning systems, elevators and escalators, display walls, digital printers and solar/photovoltaic power modules.[2]

  • Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc., (MEPPI) headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, is responsible for serving the North American power systems, rail transportation and water treatment industries with electrical and electronic products, systems and services.[2] Products include gas circuit breakers, vacuum circuit breakers, power transformers, gas insulated sub-stations, power electronics and electricity transmission technologies, generator services, ozone water treatment systems, uninterruptible power supplies and rail transportation equipment.

  • Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc.

Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America, Inc., (MEAA) a U.S. affiliate company of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, was established in 1979 to serve the North American automotive, heavy duty truck and coach business.[9] The company manufactures and markets automotive electronics and electrical components for North American automobile manufacturers. Products include ignition, navigation and vehicle entertainment systems.[2]

  • Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc.

Mitsubishi Electric Automation, Inc., (MEAU), headquartered in Vernon Hills, Illinois, assembles and markets a product line for factory automation applications, including programmable logic controllers (PLCs), servo motors, variable frequency drives (VFDs), human interface machines, robots and industrial sewing machines.[2]

  • Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories

Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories (MERL), located in Cambridge, Massachusetts, is the North American arm of the Corporate R&D organization of Mitsubishi Electric. MERL engages in application motivated basic research and advanced development in the areas of importance to Mitsubishi Electric. More than 50 PhDs pursue application-motivated research and advanced development in a wide range of areas including digital signal processing, digital audio and video processing, wired and wireless digital communications, spoken language interfaces, computer vision, mechatronics and fundamental algorithms.


Mitsubishi Electric United States has the following principal divisions:

  • Elevator and Escalator Division

Mitsubishi Electric US Elevator and Escalator Division (EED) sells, installs, modernizes and services elevators and escalators, including the world’s first and only spiral escalators, which were introduced by Mitsubishi Electric in 1985. The division is headquartered in Cypress, California.

  • Cooling & Heating Division

Mitsubishi Electric US Cooling & Heating Division (HVAC), headquartered in Suwanee, Georgia, markets Mitsubishi Electric intelligent air-conditioning and heating technology in North America, Latin America, the Caribbean and Bermuda. In 1982, HVAC introduced split-ductless air conditioners and heat pumps in North America. The current product line includes variable refrigerant flow (VRF) zoning heat pump systems, compressors and air-conditioning accessories. HVAC products have won numerous awards for innovation and excellence, including a 2013 Top Products Award from Building Operating Management[10] and the 2011 AHR Expo Product of the Year Award for the Dedicated Outdoor Air System.[11]

  • Semiconductor Division

The U.S. Semiconductor Division of Mitsubishi Electric (SCD), headquartered in California’s Silicon Valley, provides sales and technical support for Mitsubishi Electric’s line of semiconductors and TFT-LCD modules. The product line includes power modules, high-frequency devices, silicon RF devices, laser diodes and optical fiber communication devices. Products are used in applications ranging from satellites to mobile telephone terminals.

  • Visual and Imaging Systems Division

Headquartered in Cypress, Calif., the Visual and Imaging Systems Division of Mitsubishi Electric US, Inc. markets data wall display systems, industrial printers, and digital photo printers.

  • Photovoltaic Division

Mitsubishi Electric US Inc. Photovoltaic Division (PV) located in Cypress, California, markets Mitsubishi Electric photovoltaic panels in North America. Mitsubishi Electric manufactures eco-friendly photovoltaic systems used throughout the world to bring clean, reliable energy to residences, business, power-generation plants, schools, factories and areas without access to electricity.

  • Diamond Vision Systems Division

Diamond Vision Systems is a division of Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. Mitsubishi Electric pioneered the development of large-scale video screens starting with the first Diamond Vision® board at the 1980 Major League Baseball All-Star Game. In 2005, the Diamond Vision LED display at Turner Field in Atlanta was recognized by Guinness World Records as the world’s largest high-definition television screen[12] and was also the first high-definition display in any professional MLB or NFL stadium. In 2009, Diamond Vision video boards at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas were named the world’s largest high-definition video displays. In 2012, Diamond Vision Systems won an Emmy Award in the Pioneering Development of Large-Venue, Large-Screen Direct View Color Video Displays category.[13] Headquartered in Warrendale, Pennsylvania, Diamond Vision Systems is the Official Large Outdoor Video Display Provider of the PGA Tour.[14]

  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies Division

Mitsubishi Electric Power Products’ Uninterruptible Power Supplies (UPS) Division manufactures precision-engineered UPS systems to protect its customers’ mission-critical equipment during times of power instability. The division is based in Warrendale, Pennsylvania.


Mitsubishi Electric United States' principal products include:[15]

  • Automation Equipment
  • Automotive Electronics and Electrical Components
  • Commercial Hand Dryers
  • Display Walls
  • Elevators and Escalators
  • Heating and Air Conditioning
  • Robotics
  • Imaging Products
  • Ozone Water Treatment Systems
  • Photographic and Thermal Printers
  • Power Transmission and Distribution Equipment
  • Rail Transit Systems
  • Semiconductors
  • Solar/Photovoltaic Power Modules
  • Stadium and Arena Displays
  • Uninterruptible Power Supplies


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  4. ^ "NEC, Mitsubishi Combine U.S. Display Operations". CRN. 26 June 2000. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  5. ^ "Mitsubishi Electric opens new headquarters". Pittsburgh Business Times. 9 May 2003. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  6. ^ "Mitsubishi Electric forms new TV systems business in Irvine". Los Angeles Business. 24 May 2011. Retrieved 21 July 2011. 
  7. ^ "Mitsubishi shows off new Memphis facility". Memphis Business Journal. 19 April 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  8. ^ "Mitsubishi Plant Opens in Southwest Memphis". Memphis Daily News. 20 April 2013. Retrieved 22 April 2013. 
  9. ^"MEAA company Information." Mitsubishi Electric Automotive America web site. Retrieved 4 April 2013.
  10. ^ staff. “Building Operating Management’s 2013 Top Products Award.” Building Operating Management. January 2013. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  11. ^“2011 Air Conditioning, Heating, Refrigeration Exposition Innovation Award Winners.” AHR Expo Web site. Retrieved 29 March 2013.
  12. ^ staff. “Giant high-definition LED display for Turner Field.” LEDs Magazine. March 24, 2005. Retrieved 20 March 2013.
  13. ^ LIGHTimes News Staff “Mitsubishi Electric Diamond Vision Systems Wins an Engineering Emmy” LIGHTimes Online. 19 January 2012. Retrieved 21 March 2013.
  14. ^ "Mitsubishi Electric Adds Diamond Vision Boards." PGA Tour web site. 25 June 2012. Retrieved 28 March 2013.
  15. ^”Mitsubishi Electric US Company Websites”. Mitsubishi Electric US web site. Retrieved 19 March 2013.

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