Mitsubishi Electric Celebrates 90th Anniversary

Mitsubishi Electric today announced that it will celebrate its 90th anniversary on February 1, 2011. The history of Mitsubishi Electric is the history of the development of modern Japan. The company was founded in 1921, when Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. (now Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.) spun off a factory in Kobe, Japan that made electric motors for ocean-going vessels into a new company called Mitsubishi Electric Corporation.In that year, the new company entered the consumer sector by manufacturing and marketing an electric fan, which became a hit product. Over the next decade the company succeeded in landing major contracts, including one for the development of an electric railway substation. In a constantly changing world, the Mitsubishi Electric Group has kept its focus on contributing to society through technology.

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The group’s Corporate Mission, which was revised on its 80th anniversary in 2001, underscores this spirit of contribution: the Mitsubishi Electric Group will continually improve its technologies and services by applying creativity to all aspects of its business.Commemorating its 90th anniversary, Mitsubishi Electric has formulated a logo embodying its aims to become a global, leading green company, enriching society with technology. This logo will be used globally throughout the Mitsubishi Electric Group’s operations