Warrendale, Pa. — June 29, 2009 — Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc., the leader in high quality and highly reliable SF6 gas circuit breakers, has shipped its 10,000th unit from their newly expanded facility in Warrendale, Pa. A celebration was held in the factory on June 8 for all employees to mark the occasion.
Initially, the breakers supplied to the US market were built in Japan, by Mitsubishi Electric. In 1991, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products began subcontracting parts to local suppliers and assembling breakers in their original facility in Warrendale. Mitsubishi Electric Power Products shipped their first locally produced breaker to a domestic customer in 1991.
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products manufactures gas circuit breakers from 72kV to 550kV in Warrendale for sale to domestic and international customers. Expansion of the Warrendale facility was completed about a year ago to accommodate more office space and higher production capacity.
“Market demand is strong for our high-quality breakers, and with the recently completed expansion of our plant and process innovations from Japan, we expect it won’t be long before we are celebrating our 20,000th breaker,” said Ken Badaracco, general manager of the Gas Circuit Breaker Division.
The 10,000th breaker was destined for a substation serving renewable energy power generation in the Midwest, which is symbolic of Mitsubishi Electric’s commitment to the environment. Environmental Vision 2021 is Mitsubishi Electric’s long-term environmental management vision of the Mitsubishi Electric Group. This program establishes a framework for realizing a sustainable planet, defines long-term initiatives to protect the environment, and represents our commitment to society and to a clean environment.
About Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc.
Headquartered in Warrendale, Pa., Mitsubishi Electric Power Products, Inc. is the US subsidiary of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation, responsible for serving the North American electric utility, large industrial, rail transportation, and water treatment industries with electrical and electronic products, systems and services. In addition, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products’ US-manufactured products are exported to many customers around the world. As a comprehensive business partner, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products offers application assistance, engineering studies and analysis, and after-sales services. As part of a leading global company, Mitsubishi Electric Power Products ensures the very latest technologies, products and systems with the highest quality and reliability, delivery and installation to meet customer requirements.
Mitsubishi Electric Power Products has regional offices in southern California; St. Louis, MO; Charlotte, NC; New York City; and Florida. Information on Mitsubishi Electric Power Products’ complete line of products and services can be found at www.meppi.com.
About Mitsubishi Electric
With over 80 years of experience in providing reliable, high-quality products to both corporate clients and general consumers all over the world, Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) is a recognized world leader in the manufacture, marketing and sales of electrical and electronic equipment used in information processing and communications, space development and satellite communications, consumer electronics, industrial technology, energy, transportation and building equipment. The company recorded consolidated group sales of 3,665.1 billion yen (US$ 37.4 billion*) in the fiscal year ended March 31, 2009.
For more information visit http://global.mitsubishielectric.com
*At an exchange rate of 98 yen to the US dollar, the rate given by the Tokyo Foreign Exchange Market on March 31, 2009.
Mark S. Scott
Mitsubishi Electric & Electronics USA, Inc.