New Branch Office in Dhaka, Bangladesh to Boost Service Structure and Business Growth
Mitsubishi Hitachi Power Systems (MHPS), a Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Group company, has opened a branch office in Dhaka, the capital city of Bangladesh. To celebrate its opening, a ceremony was held on March 4, and was attended by numerous distinguished guests. These included Bangladesh government officials headed by Nasrul Hamid, the Honorable State Minister of the Ministry of Power, Energy & Mineral Resources; and local Japanese representation by Ambassador Hiroyasu Izumi. Representatives in attendance on behalf of MHPS were led by then-chairman of MHPSAP (MHPS Asia Pacific), Ken Kawai. Establishment of the new base will enhance service capabilities for the country’s thermal power generation systems and attract expanded orders as Bangladesh undergoes robust economic growth. The branch office will progressively strengthen its sales capabilities for coming projects and fortify its capacity to gather and disperse pertinent information from/to local customers, contributing to Bangladesh’s sustainable economic growth and industrial development.
Recipient of SCQI Award from Intel
Mitsubishi Gas Chemical has been recognized by Intel as a recipient of its 2018 Supplier Continuous Quality Improvement (SCQI) award. The SCQI award is Intel’s most prestigious recognition and signifies an elite performance in all critical management systems supporting quality, cost, availability, technology, customer service, and sustainability. Companies like MGC that receive this award are considered to be industry role models that provide unparalleled supply chain support to Intel.
Tripolar R&D Framework for Automotive On-glass Antennas
AGC commissioned, in March 2019, an anechoic chamber facility in Gosselies (Belgium) for the development of automotive on-glass antennas. In the near-future mobility society, cars will need to have V2X, or vehicleto-everything, communication using cameras, LiDARs, sensors and other devices. Automotive glass is currently playing an increasingly important role as an antenna/ gateway for radio wave transmission and reception. The design and development of such products requires advanced simulation and high-precision measuring technologies. The completion of the new facility will create a tripolar R&D framework, the first of its kind, for automotive on-glass antennas in Japan, the United States, and Europe as AGC works to support customer R&D activities on a global scale.
Celebrating 60th Anniversary with Family Gathering
Mitsubishi Ore Transport (MOT) on June 1 celebrated the 60th anniversary of its founding by holding a family gathering at the Mitsubishi Companies Kaitokaku guest house to which senior officers and staff, former MOT staff, and outside senior officers and their families from Japan and the Philippines were invited. The gathering revisited the history of the company in between a magic show and other attractions. In his welcoming address, CEO Kazuyuki Suzuki said, “In Japan your 60th birthday is called kanreki and it marks a fresh start to the rest of your life. Paying the greatest admiration to our history and origins, I wish to see the company grow further in the 21st century as we successfully overcome the challenges set by increasing complexities in business, and by the stormy seas churned up by trade frictions and natural disasters.”
New Plant in Czech Republic to Produce Motors and Inverters for Electric Vehicles
Mitsubishi Electric (MEC) has started construction of a new plant within the site of its subsidiary Mitsubishi Electric Automotive Czech (MEAC) in Slany, Czech Republic. The diffusion of hybrid, all-electric and other EVs, which make a significant contribution to the reduction of CO2 emissions, is growing quickly in global automotive markets. The new factory will enable MEAC to increase its production of EV motor and inverter systems, such as its integrated starter-generator (ISG) for 48V hybrid EVs. Aiming to expand its automotive equipment business, Mitsubishi Electric is developing and producing a range of advanced automotive products by applying its extensive proprietary technologies in the fields of power electronics, vehicle integration control and high-density coil winding for motors.
First Shipment of Canadian Propane from AltaGas
Astomos Energy on June 5 took delivery at the Kyushu
LPG Fukushima Terminal (Astomos 50%, Eneos Globe
50%) of the first Canadian propane from the Ridley Island
Propane Export Terminal which AltaGas Ltd. has started
operating on the west coast of Canada.
Astomos is working to diversify LPG import sources for Japan and stabilize energy supplies. This shipment also enables Altagas to diversify its customers and is expected to contribute to stronger ties of cooperation between Astomos and AltaGas.
TIPA World Awards 2019
Four Nikon products have received awards in the TIPA World Awards 2019, sponsored by the Technical Image Press Association. The Nikon D3500 digital SLR camera was chosen as the BEST DSLR CAMERA; the Nikon Z 6 mirrorless as the BEST FULL FRAME CAMERA EXPERT; the Nikon Z 7 as the BEST FULL FRAME PROFESSIONAL CAMERA; and the NIKKOR Z 14-30mm f/4 S as the BEST MIRRORLESS WIDE ANGLE ZOOM LENS. The TIPA World Awards 2019 cover photographic and imaging products released between April 1, 2018, and March 31, 2019, across a number of categories. Award winners are selected by editors of prestigious camera and imaging magazines from around the world.
Joining the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100
Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings has become the first Japanese chemical company to join the Ellen MacArthur Foundation’s Circular Economy 100 (CE100). The Ellen MacArthur Foundation was launched by Dame Ellen MacArthur in 2010 to accelerate the transition to the circular economy. The CE100 provides a pre-competitive space which enables member organizations to advance individual agendas through collective approaches. Global companies and startups from various industries, universities, governments, and many other organizations are currently members of the CE100. Mitsubishi Chemical Holdings will speed up the creation of new values through collaboration with leading global companies and innovators.