In December 2023, Mitsubishi Electric opened its manufacturing facility for advanced factory automation (FA) systems in the Talegaon Industrial area, Maharashtra, India. This 2.2 billion INR (26.4 million USD) manufacturing facility will manufacture inverters and other FA products, expanding the company’s capabilities to meet the growing demand in India. The rapidly growing Indian market is expanding mainly in industries such as automobiles, food & beverage, pharmaceuticals, data centers, and textiles, with further market growth expected in the future.
Mitsubishi Electric’s new manufacturing plant for factory automation systems in Maharashtra, India
Mitsubishi Electric’s FA systems business in India began in the mid-1990s, and since acquiring a local manufacturer of FA systems in 2012, the company has continued to strengthen its local business structure by establishing a local engineering team, expanding service and support capabilities, and in 2013, starting local manufacturing of products.
The new two-floor, 15,400 square-meter factory is built on 40,000 square meters of land near Pune, Maharashtra, and will help expand Mitsubishi Electric’s production capabilities to meet local demand for products, and contribute to the “Make in India” initiative promoted by the Indian government.
In addition, the new factory incorporates various features aimed at achieving carbon neutrality. Carbon dioxide emissions are reduced through the use of highly efficient air conditioning systems and LED lighting equipment, and by reusing wastewater through underground filtration treatment and greening, the new factory meets its initial sustainable development goals (SDGs).