| Mitsubishi Electric Corp.|
January 15, 1921 (Tokyo, Japan)
Tokyo Building, Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan
Mitsubishi Electric Elevator is a division of Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (Japanese: 三菱電機グループMitsubishidenki gurūpu) that manufactures elevators, escalators, moving walks, spiral escalators and dumbwaiters since 1931.
Mitsubishi began manufacturing elevators and escalators in 1931. In the 1980s, Mitsubishi manufactures the world's first inverter VVVF elevator. Mitsubishi started installing elevators in North America in 1985. Mitsubishi invented a "spiral escalator" in 1985 and the first spiral escalator in the world was installed in Osaka, Japan.
In 1993, Mitsubishi supplied elevators to Yokohama Landmark Tower, which is the fastest elevators in the world at that time until 2004 when the record was surpassed by Toshiba in Taipei 101 Tower (later by Otis in Burj Khalifa). Later in 2011, Mitsubishi received orders to install the world's fastest elevators for Shanghai Tower in Shanghai, the tallest structure in China. These elevators are running at speed of 18 m/s (or 59 feet).
Mitsubishi currently has its headquarter in Tokyo and a manufacturing plant in Inazawa, which is called Mitsubishi Electric Inazawa Works. The SOLAE testing tower (which is claimed to be the world's tallest elevator testing tower) is also located in the complex.
In Southeast Asia, Mitsubishi has elevator manufacturing plants located in Indonesia and Thailand. The Indonesian plant, which is operated by PT. Mitsubishi Jaya Elevator and Escalator, is located in Karawang, West Java and was opened in 2004. It also has a training tower. A second plant in the same area was completed in June 2015. In Thailand, the manufacturing plant is located in Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate, Chonburi.
- MAXIEZ (only sold in China)
- M/H (high speed custom type elevators)
- CZ (compact machine room elevators)
- LZ (machine room less elevators)
- B (hospital elevators)
- DiamondTrac machine room less elevators (only sold in the U.S.)
- GPM-III high speed elevators (only sold in the U.S.)
- GFM-T freight elevators.
- GFC-L2 freight elevators
- GFC-L3 freight elevators
- DOAS-S (Destination Oriented Allocation System), destination dispatch elevator system. It work faster than Schindler Miconic 10 and Schindler ID.
- Home Elevators.
Escalators and moving walks
- Seriez Z escalators
- Series S escalators (currently only sold in Japan)
- Spiral Escalators
- A-Type moving walks
- Ryoden Dumbwaiters G-Series
- ELEMOTION Modernization
- NexWay Modernization
- Elevator Information Display
- MelEye Monitoring and Control System
- Shanghai Mitsubishi Elevator Co. Ltd.
- Ryoden Elevator and Construction Ltd.
- China Ryoden Elevator (also a subsidiary of Ryoden Elevator)
- Guangdong Ryoden Lift and Escalator Company Limited (subsidiary of Mitsubishi Elevator Hong Kong Co. Ltd.)
Main article: List of Notable Installations of Mitsubishi Elevator
In November 2006, the European branch of Mitsubishi elevator and escalator division was fined 479 million Euros by the European Union after found out that Mitsubishi was doing price fixing over 9 years. Other manufacturers that were fined including Otis, Schindler, Kone and ThyssenKrupp.
Overseas sole agents/distributors
- Agencias Generales S.A. (Costa Rica)
- Ascensores S.A. (Guatemala)
- Ascensores Heavenward S.A. (Argentina and Chile)
- Coheco Cia. Ltda. (Ecuador)
- Cylift & Equipment Ltd. (Cyprus)
- Electronec Technical Associates (Qatar)
- Emirates Technical Associates (Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates)
- Ennis Lifts Ltd. (Ireland)
- FAIN Ascensores (Spain)
- Inelec S. de R.L. (Honduras)
- Instalaciones Electro-mecanicas S.A. (Panama)
- Inter-Up (Israel)
- International Elevator & Equipment Inc. (Philippines)
- Mits Electrical Company Ltd. (Kenya)
- Ryoden Sdn. Bhd. (Malaysia)
- San Miguel & Cia (Dominican Republic)
- Serge Pun & Associates (Myanmar)
- Syscon (Bahrain)
- Thang Long Elevator (Hanoi, Vietnam)
- Toan Tam Engineering (Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam)
- Trianon Ascensores S.A. (Peru)
- Uniheis A/S (Denmark, Norway, Sweden, Belgium and Luxembourg)
- Mitsubishi is the most common elevator brand in Thailand so far, with 30% market share in Thailand's elevator market in 2015.
- When the door open button in some Mitsubishi elevators is kept pressed for a long time, there will be a voice guidance says "Sorry to keep you waiting" when the doors are closing.
- When the door has been held open for too long, there will be a voice guidance says "Door closing" followed by three continuous beeps.
- When the doors closed and there are no hall or car calls, there will be a voice uidance says "Please press the button for the desired floor".
Landing door sills
- ↑ Mitsubishi Electric to Install World's Fastest Elevators in Shanghai Tower
- ↑ Mitsubishi Electric to Install World's Fastest Elevators in Shanghai Tower (PDF version)
- ↑ Mitsubishi Elevator Completes Construction at 2nd Indonesian Plant - The Jakarta Globe
- ↑ hkelev - Destination Dispatch system
- ↑ Price fixing cartel incident
- ↑ Mitsubishi Electric to train elevator technicians in Thailand
- Shanghai Mitsubishi
- Mitsubishi Elevator Fixtures Guide
- Mitsubishi Elevator Fixtures Guide (American)
- Official website (Global site)
- Official website (Japan)
- Official website (United States)
- Official website (Hong Kong)
- Official website (Thailand)
- Official website (Vietnam)
- Shanghai Mitsubishi official website
- Mitsubishi Hitachi Home Elevator official website (Japanese)
- The company's milestones