FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 3158

Mitsubishi Electric to Open Factory for Room Air Conditioners in Turkey

Will help expand business for air conditioning and refrigeration systems in Turkey and Europe

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TOKYO, December 11, 2017 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that the new factory of Mitsubishi Electric Turkey Klima Sistemleri Üretim Anonim Şirketi, designed for the development and manufacture of room air conditioners in Turkey, will commence production on December 12.Mitsubishi Electric aims to expand business in Turkey and Europe, where the demands for room air conditioners are expected to increase. Annual production of 500,000 sets (indoor and outdoor units) is targeted by the fiscal year ending March 2021.

New Factory

Details of New Factory

Location Manisa Organized Industrial Zone, Manisa, Turkey
Site area Approx. 60,000 square meters
Floor area Approx. 40,000 square meters
Start of operation December 12, 2017
Products Room air conditioners
Production capacity 500,000 sets (indoor and outdoor units) annually

Aims of New Factory

Mitsubishi Electric's air conditioning and refrigeration-systems business in Europe is expanding steadily and the demand in Turkey expected to increase in line with the country's economic and population growth. The new factory is expected to play a key role in accelerating localization to ensure a flexible supply chain capable of responding to fluctuating demands and meeting specific local market, preferences and environmental requirements in both Turkey and Europe.

Company Outline

Name Mitsubishi Electric Turkey Klima Sistemleri Üretim Anonim Şirketi
English: Mitsubishi Electric Air Conditioning Systems Manufacturing Turkey Joint Stock Company
President Katsu Wada
Location Manisa, Turkey
Capital 382.5 million TRY (approx. 11.5 billion JPY) (Ownership: Mitsubishi Electric Corporation 100%)
Established April 4, 2016
Employees 146 as of December 2017; approx. 400 by the fiscal year ending March 2021
Business Development and manufacture of room air conditioners

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