Food Packaging Machinery Operations to be Transferred to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics Systems, in Pursuit of Synergies to Strengthen Small and Medium-scale Business Structures
Tokyo, July 28, 2016 - Effective October 1, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries, Ltd. (MHI) will transfer the food packaging machinery operations currently performed by Nagoya-based Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Food & Packaging Machinery Co., Ltd. (MHI-SK) to Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics Systems, Ltd. (MHI-MS), which is located in Kobe. The integration of these operations at Kobe is being carried out as part of MHI's strategy to strengthen the structures of its businesses of small and medium scale, with two aims: to pursue synergies in technological and sales capabilities, and to standardize and enhance the efficiency of related business administrative processes.
MHI-SK, founded in 2005, has continuously functioned as a comprehensive manufacturer specializing in food packaging equipment. The company's merger with MHI-MS is targeted at strengthening technological capabilities toward further business expansion and pursuing developments in products geared to industries other than food and beverages.
With respect to pursuit of post-integration synergies, in technological areas efforts will focus on applying ITS control technologies to food packaging machinery, communization of small and medium-scale machinery system products, and strengthening of development capabilities through technology and resource sharing. In aspects relating to sales, initiatives will target sharing of information and strategies for shared customers, more effective operations through integration of branch and sales office functions and locations, and sharing of knowhow to promote export expansion.
Following the merger, MHI will work closely with MHI-MS and provide all-round support to its business developments.
|Corporate name||Mitsubishi Heavy Industries Mechatronics Systems, Ltd.|
|Head office||4-22, Wadamiya-dori 5-chome, Hyogo-ku, Kobe|
|Business scope||Design, manufacture, sales and after-sale servicing of toll collection machinery and systems, ETC (electronic toll collection) systems, hydraulic machinery, deck machinery and deck cranes, air-heaters, machinery systems (testing equipment, cultural/sports facilities, particle accelerators), mechanical parking facilities, steel structure plants, food packaging machinery, and other machinery and equipment|
|Capitalization||1,060 million yen|
|End of fiscal year||March 31|