Mitsubishi Electric will establish a new production site
Representation of Mitsubishi Electric Nagoya Work’s new plant in Owariasahi City (CG illustration)
Mitsubishi Electric Corporation today announced that it has acquired 42,000 square meters of land in Owariasahi City, Aichi Prefecture, Japan, to establish a new production site to manufacture power control system products. factory automation (FA) from April 2025.
Manufacturing industry demand for AM products is expected to show growth in the medium to long term, especially in digital sectors such as semiconductors, electronic components and data centers, as well as for areas related to decarbonization such as lithium-ion batteries.
To meet these growing demands, Mitsubishi Electric will invest approximately $110 million to establish a new production site in the city of Owariashi, neighboring Nagoya, where its main FA production site, Nagoya Works, is located.
The new factory will use several cutting-edge technologies such as 5G communication, enabling the simultaneous connection of various machines, human workers and automated guided vehicles (AGVs) as they perform their manufacturing tasks.
In parallel, high-speed real-time data acquisition across the plant will provide datasets on all aspects of the production cycle for AI-based analysis to create a safe and flexible production environment. .
In addition, the factory, which will be a three-storey earthquake-resistant building with a total area of 33,600 square meters, will incorporate Mitsubishi Electric’s “eF@ctory” digital manufacturing solution.
This advanced digital approach strongly impacts both supply chain management (SCM) and engineering chain management (ECM) systems.
For example, it combines information technology (IT) and operational technology (OT) with acquired know-how to achieve an integrated AM environment that reduces total cost throughout the production process from design, manufacturing and maintenance.
It also helps to speed up the productivity and quality improvement cycle, bringing benefits that many manufacturers seek, such as faster delivery times and higher production quality and efficiency, as well as the capacity react flexibly to fluctuations in demand.
Additionally, the new plant will expand the use of automated production processes, including the full use of AGVs for increased efficiency in logistics and digital twin technologies for synchronized digital and real-world production.
The plant is expected to achieve carbon neutrality by implementing a range of CO2 reduction activities including an energy monitoring system based on “eF@ctory” and the use of LED lighting, photovoltaic systems and of biotopes.