FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE No. 3015

Mitsubishi Electric Produces 40,000th Uninterruptible Power Supply Module

Contributing to the stable operation of critical facilities worldwide

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TOKYO, March 28, 2016 - Mitsubishi Electric Corporation (TOKYO: 6503) announced today that it produced its milestone 40,000th Uninterruptible Power Supply (UPS) unit in February 2016.

UPS are used as back-up power supplies for essential facilities like data centers and financial institutions, where a stable and continuous power supply is necessary to protect critical computers, communication equipment and control systems that would otherwise be vulnerable to blackouts or sudden voltage drops. UPS units charge batteries from an AC power source during normal operations and then supply the charged electricity in the event of a power interruption.

Early UPS Unit

Early UPS Unit

Latest UPS (1x500kVA)

Latest UPS (1x500kVA)

Mitsubishi Electric has been producing UPS since 1964, supplying critical facilities in Japan since 1965 and around the world since 1985. The products have garnered a reputation for high reliability and value that has made Mitsubishi Electric the top domestic manufacturer and allowed the company to capture the top market share in Japan for the last 20 years.

Going forward, Mitsubishi Electric intends to contribute to electricity infrastructure worldwide through further improvements in product performance, reliability and maintenance.

Milestones in Production of UPS
1964 Itami Works begins UPS production
1965 The first unit shipped domestically
1979 Production transferred to Kobe Works
1985 The first order received by Mitsubishi Electric Sales America
Overseas UPS business started
2001 10,000th unit produced
2007 20,000th unit produced
2012 30,000th unit produced
2015 50th anniversary of domestic UPS business, 30th anniversary of overseas UPS business
2016 40,000th unit produced