Mitsubishi Electric Corporation

Company Profile



Tokyo Bldg., 2-7-3, Marunouchi, Chiyoda-ku, Tokyo, 100-8310, Japan

Business Overview

-The Company is a comprehensive manufacturer of electric devices.

-The Company conducts development, manufacturing, and sales activities in the following segments. The Automotive equipment business belongs to the Industrial automation systems division.

  • Energy and Electric Systems
  • Industrial automation systems
  • Information and communication systems
  • Electronic Devices
  • Home Appliances
  • Other Products

-The Automotive Equipment business conducts development and manufacturing activities in the following three segments: Environmental Technology; Safety and Security Systems; and Information and Entertainment Products.


-Listed on the first section of the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the London Stock Exchange. (As of Mar. 31, 2018)
Name or Company Name Investment Ratio (%)
The Master Trust Bank of Japan, Ltd. (Trust Account) 7.11
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account) 5.66
State Street Bank and Trust Company 4.01
Meiji Yasuda Life Insurance Company 3.81
Nippon Life Insurance Company Ltd. 2.87
Employees Stockholding 1.91
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account 5) 1.78
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account 7) 1.73
Japan Trustee Services Bank, Ltd. (Trust Account 4) 1.69
State Street Bank West Client - Treaty 505234 1.69
Total 32.27


Automotive systems and equipment
-Charging and Starting systems

  • Starters
  • 9G alternators
  • Motor generators
  • Flywheel AC generators

-Engine management systems

  • Gasoline engine control units
  • Micro airflow sensors
  • Revolution sensors - GMR type
  • Ignition coils
  • Electric EGR valves - stepper motor type
  • Electric EGR valves - DC motor type
  • Purge control solenoid valves
  • Variable Valve Timing actuators & Oil control valves
  • Actuator drive units
  • High pressure injectors
  • PFI injectors
  • Fuel pump modules
  • Actuator valves for turbocharger
  • Injector drivers
  • Pressure sensors
  • Knock sensors
  • Intake air temperature sensors
  • Vacuum pumps
  • Magnetos and control units
  • Idle speed control valves
  • Air actuators
  • Air bypass valves
  • Actuators for swirl control valve
  • Throttle body control units

-Transmission control systems

  • Transmission control units
  • Oil pressure control solenoid valves
  • Oil temperature sensors
  • Pulse generators
  • Electric oil pumps

-Electrification products

  • Inverters
  • EV control units
  • Battery management units
  • Motor control units
  • On-board chargers

-Electric power steering systems

  • Brush motors
  • Brush motor control units
  • Brushless motor control units

-Ionic current detection systems
-Distributors integrated with ignition coils

Safety & Security
-Anti-skid Brake Systems: ABSs

  • ABS control units

-Stability control systems

  • Stability control units

-Advanced cruise-assist systems for express highway

  • Image processing cameras
  • Millimeter wave radars
  • On-board units for Electric Toll Collection system
  • On-board units for Dedicated Short Range Communication

-Body control products

  • Body control units
  • HID control units
  • HID ballast
  • LED control units
  • Electronic key systems
  • Ultra sonic corner sensors
  • Auto cruise control systems

-Air bag control systems

  • Air bag control systems
  • Air bag control units
  • Mechanical safing G-sensors for air bag ECU
  • Mechanical front G-sensors for air bag ECU

-Anti-theft systems

  • Immobilizer systems

Information & Entertainment
-On-board devices

  • Road traffic information systems
  • Multi display systems with full map DVD navigation
  • MD/CD center units
  • HDD car navigation systems
  • On-board receivers for digital broadcast
  • On-board speakers
  • On-board blue-ray disc players


  • MD/CD compatible mechanisms
  • CD single mechanisms
  • DVD mechanism
  • 6 disc CD changer mechanisms

-Rear seat entertainment systems


Jan. 1921 Mitsubishi Shipbuilding Co. (now called Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd.) spun off a factory in Kobe, thereby establishing the Company.
Feb. 1943 The Company established the Fukuyama Plant (now called Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Fukuyama Works).
Feb. 1944 The Company established the Himeji Plant (now called Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Himeji Works).
Mar. 1944 The research division of the Company was made into a research center (now called the Advanced Technology R&D Center).
May. 1949 The Company was listed on the Tokyo Stock Exchange and the Osaka Securities Exchange.
May. 1964 The Company established the Mita Plant (now called Mitsubishi Electric Corporation Mita Works) to manufacture small opening and closing devices.
Aug. 1965 The Company established the Research Division (now called the Corporate Research and Development Group)
Aug. 1970 The Company set up the Manufacturing Engineering Research Center (now called the Manufacturing Engineering Center) to integrate production engineering activities focused on hardware.
Jun. 1981 The Company established the Information Electronic Research Center (now called the Information Technology Center) to strengthen development activities on information processing and transmission, and lightwave and radiowave technology.
Jun. 1990 The Company established the Automotive Equipment Group.
Jun. 1994 The Company reorganized its production operations into nine groups: the Energy and Industrial Systems Group, Public Utility Systems Group, Electronic Systems Group, Communication Systems Group, Image Information Group, Living Environment Group, Factory Automation Systems Group, Automotive Equipment Group, and Semiconductor and Device Group.
Aug. 1996 The Company established Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center America (now called Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratories) in the U.S.
Sep. 1996 The Company set up Mitsubishi Electric Information Technology Center Europe to conduct development activities in Europe.
Jun. 1997 The Company integrated its sales companies in European countries including the U.K., Germany, and France, and established Mitsubishi Electric Europe BV.
Oct. 1998 The Company established Mitsubishi Electric (China) Co., Ltd. as a holding company to facilitate its business in China.
Apr. 2003 The Company and Hitachi, Ltd. jointly established Renesas Technology to focus on LSI design development.
Apr. 2010 A merger between Renesas Technology and NEC Electronics gave birth to Renesas Electronics Corporation.
Mar. 2013 Established Mitsubishi Electric Automotive de Mexico, S.A. de C.V. to manufacture and sell automotive electric parts/devices; in Queretaro, Mexico.

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