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Mitsubishi Electric
Mitsubishi Electric

Founded

January 15, 1921 (Tokyo, Japan)

Headquarter

Tokyo Building, Marunouchi, Chiyoda, Tokyo, Japan

Website

Mitsubishi Electric Elevator

Mitsubishi Elevator is a Japanese manufacturing company that belongs to a division of Mitsubishi Electric Group. The company manufactures elevators and escalators since in the 1930s.

History

Mitsubishi began inventing elevators in the 1930s. 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). In the 2000s, Elenessa, Mitsubishi's machine room less (M.R.L.) elevator product was launched.

Mitsubishi currently has its headquarter in Tokyo and a manufacturing plant in Inazawa, which is called Mitsubishi Electric Inazawa Works. There is also an elevator test tower located there, the SOLAE test tower, which is the tallest elevator testing tower in the world.

Products

Mitsubishi elevators also have a battery-powered emergency power source, called Mitsubishi Emergency Landing Device (MELD).

Subsidiaries

Notable installations

Main article: List of Notable Installations of Mitsubishi Elevator

Announcements in  elevators

Mitsubishi elevators installed over time have different announcements. One such example is the English ones. Intially,elevators installed before 2011 with announcements uses the Japanese Women's voiceovers but it has discontinued and replaced with the Chinese Women Voiceovers.

Notable Changes

Some Mitsubishi elevators in Singapore have their announcements changed into simpler English for the elderly. Here are the notable changes:

1st storey→storey one

First Basement→Basement one

Due to a fault,this elevator is not levelled properly. Please watch your step→Please watch your step,this elevator is not levelled properly

Incident

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.[3]

Trivia

  • When the door open button in 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.
  • Their Elenesa MRL elevator product line is also offered in Shanghai Mitsubishi elevators.

Gallery

Logos

Landing door sills

Capacity badges

Others

Note

  1. hkelev - Destination Dispatch system
  2. Also a subsidiary of Ryoden Elevator.
  3. Price fixing cartel incident

See also

External links


List of elevator and escalator companies

Major companies: DoverExpress LiftFujitecHyundaiKleemannKoneMitsubishiOtisSchindlerSigmaThyssenThyssenKrupp


Other/small/historic companies: A&P. StevenArmorAsea GrahamAutomobile Rotary Lift Co.Bennie LiftsBoralCNIMDeveDong YangDufordElevators Pty. Ltd.ElexEllis & McDougallEvans LiftsFiamGiantGoldStarHammond & ChampnessHaughtonHaushahnHitachiIFEIndoliftJohns & WaygoodKoppel A.W.LG-OTISLGLiftmaterialMarryat & ScottMarshallMontgomeryMontgomery KONEMP LiftsNipponOrenstein & KoppelOrona/Electra VitoriaPickerings LiftsSabiemSeabergShanghai MitsubishiSJECStaleyStannahThymanThyssenKrupp DongyangToshibaU.S. ElevatorWaygood OtisWestinghouseXizi Otis


Generic elevator component companies: AdamsC.J. AndersonDewhurst (ERM) • DMG (Mad) • ECIESIEpcoGALInnovation IndustriesLiSAMonitorPTLSalientSchaeferSTEPMore...

Other than above are marked as generic elevator companies.

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