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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]


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  • Coheco (Ecuador)
  • Ascensores S.A. (Guatemala)
  • Inelec (Honduras)
  • Ennis Lifts (Ireland)
  • Mits Electrical Company Ltd. (Kenya)
  • Serge Pun & Associates (Myanmar)
  • Instalaciones Electro-mecanicas S.A. (Panama)
  • Trianon Ascensores (Peru)
  • International Elevator & Equipment Inc. (Philippines)
  • Electromec Technical Associates (Qatar)
  • San Miguel & Cia (Republica Dominica)
  • FAIN Ascensores (Spain)
  • Emirates Technical Associates (United Arab Emirates)
  • Toan Tam Engineering and Thang Long Elevator (Vietnam)
  • Inter-Up Elevators Ltd. (Israel)


  • Mitsubishi is the most common elevator brand in Thailand so far, with 30% market share in Thailand's elevator market in 2015.[3]
  • 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".
  • Mitsubishi also has a manufacturing plant and training tower in Indonesia, located in Karawang, West Java, opened in 2004. It is operated by PT. Mitsubishi Jaya Elevator and Escalator. In June 2015, a second plant in Karawang was completed[4].
  • Like in Indonesia, Mitsubishi also has a manufacturing plant in Thailand, which is located in Amata Nakorn Industrial Estate, Chonburi.



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  1. hkelev - Destination Dispatch system
  2. Price fixing cartel incident
  3. Mitsubishi Electric to train elevator technicians in Thailand
  4. Mitsubishi Elevator Completes Construction at 2nd Indonesian Plant - The Jakarta Globe

See also

External links

List of elevator and escalator companies

Major companies: DoverExpress LiftFujitecHyundaiKoneMitsubishiOtisSchindlerSigmaThyssenthyssenkrupp

Other/smaller/historic companies: AmtechA&P. StevenAnlevArmorASEAAsea GrahamAtlas (Brazil)Atlas (Northern California)Automobile Rotary Lift Co.Axel LiftsBennie LiftsBoralCibes LiftCNIMDaldossDeveDiebold AufzügeDong YangDopplerElectraElevators Pty. Ltd.ElexEllis & McDougallEvans LiftsFalconiFiamGeneral (CA, older)GiantGoldStarGuangriHammond & ChampnessHaughtonHaushahnHavemeier & SanderHitachiIFEIndoliftInter-UpIsraliftJ&E HallJohns & WaygoodKfirKleemannKoppel A.W.LGMANMarryat & ScottMiamiMontgomeryMorris VermaportMP LiftsNipponOmegaOrenstein & KoppelOrona/Electra VitoriaPaynePickerings LiftsPneumatic Vacuum ElevatorsR. StahlReliableRheinstahlSabiemSchlierenSeabergSEC ElevatorsSergeShenyang BrilliantSITESSJECStaleyStannahTechnosThymanToshibaU.S. ElevatorVýtahy OstravaWaygood & Co.WestinghouseXJYungtayZREMB

Subsidiary elevator companies: ChevalierExpress EvansGiantKONEHaushahnLiftmaterialMacGregorMashibaShanghai MitsubishiSigmaXizi Otis

Merging brand or joint venture elevator companies: LG-OTISKone Marryat ScottMontgomery KONESchindler HaughtonThyssen DoverThyssenKrupp Dongyang

Temporary elevator companies: Alimak HekRECOUSA Hoist

Third-party elevator component companies: AdamsArkelC. E. ElectronicsC.J. AndersonDewhurst (ERM) • DMG (Mad) • ECIEpcoESIEverbrightGALHollister-WhitneyInnovation IndustriesJinlixLiSALanger & LaumannLester ControlsMagnetekMCEMonitorPTLSalientSchaeferSematic GroupSTEPTVCWittur Group/SelcomMore...

Other than above are marked as third-party elevator maintenance companies.

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