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Mitsubishi Electric Corp.
Mitsubishi Electric


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) 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). 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.


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


Notable installations

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.[2]


  • 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.
  • In Norway, Uniheis A/S is a distributor of Mitsubishi elevators.



Landing door sills

Capacity badges



  1. hkelev - Destination Dispatch system
  2. Price fixing cartel incident

See also

External links

List of elevator and escalator companies

Major companies: DoverExpress LiftFujitecHyundaiKoneMitsubishiOtisSchindlerSigmaThyssenThyssenKrupp

Other/small/historic companies: A&P. StevenAnlevArmorAsea GrahamAtlas (Brazil)Automobile Rotary Lift Co.Axel LiftsBennie LiftsBoralCNIMDaldossDeveDiebold AufzügeDong YangDopplerElectraElevators Pty. Ltd.ElexEllis & McDougallEvans LiftsFalconiFiamGeneral (CA)GiantGoldStarGuangriHammond & ChampnessHaughtonHitachiIFEIndoliftInter-UpIsraliftJ&E HallJohns & WaygoodKfirKleemannKoppel A.W.LGMarryat & ScottMontgomeryMorris VermaportMP LiftsNipponOmegaOrenstein & KoppelOrona/Electra VitoriaPaynePickerings LiftsRheinstahlSabiemSchlierenSeabergSEC ElevatorsSergeShenyang BrilliantSITESSJECStaleyStannahTechnosThymanThyssenKrupp DongyangToledo Elevator CompanyU.S. ElevatorVýtahy OstravaWaygood OtisWestinghouseYungtayZREMB

Subsidiary elevator companies: ChevalierGuangriHaushahnLiftmaterialMacGregorMashibaShanghai MitsubishiSigmaToshibaXizi Otis

Merging brand elevator companies: LG-OTISMontgomery KONESchindler HaughtonThyssen DoverThyssenKrupp Dongyang

Temporary elevator companies: Alimak HekRECOUSA Hoist

Generic elevator component companies: AdamsArkelC. E. ElectronicsC.J. AndersonDewhurst (ERM) • DMG (Mad) • ECIESIEpcoGALHollister-WhitneyInnovation IndustriesJinlixLiSALanger & LaumannMagnetekMCEMonitorPTLSalientSchaeferSematic GroupSTEPTVCWittur Group/SelcomMore...

Other than above are marked as generic elevator companies.

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