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Building Our Technological Base over 130 Years [Financial Capital (Funds)] [Manufactured Capital (Buildings, Equipment, Infrastructure)] [Intellectual Capital (Patents, Licenses, Systems, Know-How)] [Human Capital(Employees and Organizations: Their Capabilities and Experience)] [Social Relationship Capital (Various Stakeholders, Natural Environment)] Input

Building Our Technological Base over 130 Years

1880 ? 1945

Building a Transportation Infrastructure from Roots in Shipbuilding

MHI’s monozukuri began with the lease of Nagasaki Shipyard & Machinery Works from the Ministry of Industry. Even as the Company built Japan’s first steel steamship and battleships, it applied the technologies and knowledge cultivated in those endeavors to begin production of automobiles and aircraft, expanding its range of business as a comprehensive manufacturer of transport equipment. As global tensions rose, the Company entered into an age where its technologies? more advanced than in most countries at that time?would be diverted to military use.

1946 ? 1963

Supporting Post-War Recovery with Consumer Products

After the war, in accordance with national policy, MHI shifted its emphasis from military hardware to the development and manufacture of scooters, air conditioners, and many other types of consumer products. In 1950, in line with the GHQ’s policy of dissolving large industrial groups (zaibatsu), MHI was divided into three independent companies. As a result, the scale of products grew more diverse, and the three companies fell into competition. However, this technology race would provide the foundation for the leading company in heavy industry.

1964 ? 1990

Merging of Three Heavy Industry Companies Leads to Large-Scale Development

In 1964, the same year Tokyo hosted the Summer Olympics, the three principal heavy industry companies reunited, creating the current form of Mitsubishi Heavy Industries. Its products expanded to encompass the fields of land, sea, and air, and included oil-drilling rigs, power plants, tankers, and bridges. In addition, the successful lift-off of the H-I launch vehicle occurred around this time, and the Company’s participation in full-fledged space development began.

1991 ? Present

Supporting a Sustainable Society as a Comprehensive Infrastructure Company

MHI has always sought high efficiency, and as the trend toward global environmental conservation gains momentum and the concept of ecology becomes commonplace, the Company’s gas turbine, eco-ship, and other technologies and product fields are expanding on a global scale. As a comprehensive infrastructure company, MHI works to develop the technologies and products that will support a sustainable society.

  • Graph:Financial Capital - Total Assets
  • Graph:Financial Capital - Net Assets / Equity Ratio
  • Graph:Manufactured Capital - Capital Investment
  • Graph:Intellectual Capital - Research and Development Expenditures / As a Percentage of Net Sales Billions of yen
  • Graph:Intellectual Capital - Number of Patents Held in Japan and Overseas
  • Graph:Human Capital - Number of Employees / Ratio of Overseas Employees
  • Graph:Social Relationship Capital - Energy Input
  • Graph:Social Relationship Capital - Social Contribution Expenses
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