FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 3014

Mitsubishi Electric Establishes Factory Automation Centers in Italy and South Africa

Strengthening FA Product Service Network in Southern Europe and Africa

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TOKYO, March 24, 2016 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today the establishment of two factory automation ("FA") centers, the Italy FA Center in Milan, Italy, and the South Africa FA Center Satellite in Johannesburg, South Africa. This strategic move will expand the FA product support network in Southern Europe and Africa, while also strengthening and accelerating local customer service. Both FA centers will commence product support services from April 1.

The Italy FA Center is located within the Italian Branch of Mitsubishi Electric

The Italy FA Center is located within
the Italian Branch of Mitsubishi Electric

The South Africa FA Center Satellite, established in cooperation with Adroit Technologies

The South Africa FA Center Satellite,
established in cooperation with Adroit Technologies

The production of electric machinery is thriving in Italy, and Mitsubishi Electric foresees increasing demand for product support services in the automation sector. Meanwhile, South Africa is seeing rising investment in social infrastructure projects, which is expected to draw an increased number of Japanese manufacturers and drive growth in local industries such as mining.

Until now, FA product services for Southern Europe and South Africa were handled by the Europe FA Center in Poland. The two newly established FA Centers will contribute to increased customer satisfaction by providing more rapid and locally tailored services to these regions.

Overview
Name Italy FA Center South Africa FA Center Satellite
Location Mitsubishi Electric Europe B.V.
(Italian Branch)
Adroit Technologies*
Address Centro Direzionale Colleoni - Palazzo Sirio, Viale Colleoni 7, Agrate Brianza (MB), Italy 20 Waterford Office Park, Waterford Drive cnr of Witkoppen Road, Fourways, Johannesburg South Africa
Start of Operations April 1 April 1
Regions Covered Southern Europe, Northern Arabic States and West Africa (25 countries) Central/East/Southern Africa
(36 countries)
Service Staff 18 employees 4 employees (to be increased to 5 in FY2016)
Business Mitsubishi FA product training, technical consultations, and system proposals
Main Models Handled: PLCs/Inverters/Servos/HMIs/Robots
Languages: Italian, English and French
Mitsubishi FA product training, technical consultations, and system proposals
Main Models Handled: PLCs/Inverters/Servos/ HMIs
Language: English
* Adroit Technologies is a South African company that provides sales and service for FA products.